ppt2 memes

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1 Media Model 1: Meme Media in Everyday Life September 2 Your beliefs and behaviors • What do you believe about the world? • Did you consciously choose those beliefs? among minds? Your beliefs and behaviors • What do you believe about the world? • Did you consciously choose those beliefs? • Or did the beliefs choose you? – May sound like strange concept … – But based on a very powerful idea • Can activities, beliefs, and worldviews be thought contagions passed among minds? Your beliefs and behaviors • What do you believe about the world? • Did you consciously choose those beliefs? • Or did the beliefs choose you? – May sound like strange concept … – But based on a very powerful idea • Can activities, beliefs, and worldviews be thought contagions passed among minds? Media Model 1: Memes Readings in Chapter 1 of the textbook
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2 Facebook • Did you fnd Facebook? • … or did Facebook fnd you? Twitter • Did you fnd Twitter • Or did Twitter fnd you? Viral Videos • Did you fnd that viral video? • Or did that viral video fnd you? Team Sports • Did you choose your ±avorite team? • Or did the team choose you? Team Sports • Did you choose your ±avorite team? • Or did the team choose you? • Is it any di±±erent in Dallas? National Teams • Did you choose your ±avorite team? • Or did the team choose you? • Was it any di±±erent at the Olympics?
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3 National Teams • 99.99 percent of the fans of each team … • … were born in the nation they were supporting. • Chance or choice? Memes • Ideas spread like virus • Ideas Fnd followers • Chance: where you were born, parents, friends, media, etc. • Choice: a conscious decision Media viruses • “The Nature of Infection” • pp. 33-38 of the text “The Last ±rontier” • We have reached the limits of our continents … • No more boundless territories on Earth … “The Last ±rontier” • We have reached the limits of our continents … • After all, we have seen Earth from outer space. “The Last ±rontier” • We have reached the limits of our continents … • After all, we have seen Earth from outer space. • So what’s left?
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“The Last Frontier” • We have reached the limits of our continents … • After all, we have seen Earth from outer space. • So what’s left? Cyberspace … the media universe. Media viruses • Rushkoff uses the terms: “dataspace” and “datasphere.” • We will use terms: cyberspace, media universe, virtual world. Media viruses • We should understand media technologies as extensions of a: • 1 • 2 Media viruses • We should understand media technologies as extensions of a: • 1. Living organism • 2.
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