Hello peers, bloggers, and internet-users alike, and welcome to Meme-Time. This meme coined from the creative depths of my mind was the best way I thought I could remediate the topic of this weeks BCM112 lecture, and here is why:
“The Medium is the Message” devised by media philosopher Marshall McLuhan, is a phrase often brought up in my Convergent Media Practices classes. The model shaping how this notion works could be described similarly to the notion of deception – which brought me to the classic quizzical stare of Leonardo DiCaprio in Christopher Nolans’ 2010 film Inception. You see I found myself hosting this exact expression while trying to wrap my head around the concept, however I have now come to the understanding that over time as technology and the world around us has developed to accommodate alternate affordances, the medium that messages use have in fact influenced the very importance of different messages and how they are delivered to an audience. For example; the Internet as a medium has revolutionized what messages we send. Testimony to this is the birth of the meme.
For now, signing off,