July 18 + 21, 6-8pm ET
Memes have become more referential and embedded with metatext while also being weaponized. How can we come to understand the memes we interact with as a new language and identify dogwhistles? How can we incorporate deeper meaning in images and short video to empower activism and critical approaches to complex issues? This course investigates how memes and digital culture are co-creating new languages, meanings, and media.
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Jamie Cohen is an Instructor at the City University of New York, Queens and co-creator of Digital Void podcast. Holds a PhD in Cultural Analysis & Theory with a focus on immersive tech, memes, and visual culture. He is the co-author of the first peer-reviewed paper on Pepe the Frog. Jamie is a fellow of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change.
Photo collage by u/MKatze from r/dankmemes of Pepe the Frog, character originally created by Matt Furie.