Stage 2: Remix
In February 2016, the Washington Post characterized the presidential primaries as ‘the most-memed election in U.S. history.’ Funny yet persuasive, “memes are the newest trending tool shaping political contention today” and have become the universal language of the modern campaign thereby influencing voters.
As “memes can be silly, they can be harmless, they can be destructive, they can be extremely serious, and they can be all these things at the same time,” perhaps the time has come to interpret them critically.
Politicians have started meme-ing be it via Instagram or Twitter. The execution of this project is a 3 step journey to the current scenario of the political economy of memes in the U.S.
U.S. politicians have started embracing memes, so much so that it has become a joke.
- 3 stories – 1 narrative
- Use more than 2 softwares for each case
- The end result should be in motion (animation/gif/movie)
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