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29-05-2013 -  wuasa

1) Chose one social media platform (e.g facebook, 4chan, 9gag etc.)

2) Research the terms of service (ToS) of the chosen social media platform

3) Freely create an image/meme based on one chosen ToS

4) Share the image/meme back onto your chosen platform

5) Analysis, track and research how or if your image/meme spreads. Look for patterns in which they spread or not (e.g sexy, funny, ugly, ‘designed’, beautiful). Play and experiment with these different factors.

6) Post your results and findings on our Design Research Blog7

7) Have fun :)

Project that relates:

Lost in ToS, a playful and critical exploration of Facebook’s ToS. It is text adventure game developed by Piet Zwart Institute students: Fabien Labeyrie, Danny van der Kleij and Mirjam Dissel.

29-05-2013 -  Justien

Kirstens meme
remix in the hall

29-05-2013 -  0850665

The memes from last week

29-05-2013 -  0850665

Original :

Remixes :

Clever people who upload their images in law quality and say they give it for free, but in fact it is a way to put a copyright on it.

Flickr makes you think you can take the picture in Hi-Res because you see them but in fact they are protected behind a spaceball.

Remix from the previous meme showing that this spaceball security system is really easy to crack for someone who knows a bit of code (like people from anonymous).

In the original meme, Vandetta=Anonymous and Robin=Flickr or Flickr users, so the slap can be similar as a DDoS attack and here is the diagram.

Flickr is making jokes all over the website and even in error messages…. this is annoying because for some people you don’t understand it and then you don’t know what’s wrong (and it’s not funny…)

29-05-2013 -  0850665

Original meme :

Remixes :

Flo Rida is fucking up good song and get more famous than the original artist => humiliation.

Everybody get Photoshop from warez websites, so why not make it free.

Sharing is good but sharing+copyright make it loose the original content.

Just another way of developing the idea of the original meme.

Copy of the original meme but copy that has gone wrong… the file is corrupted so the image is glitched.

29-05-2013 -  0850665


Personal definition :

It is an image (most of the time humoristic) where an idea or a person is represented but it has no immediate sense, that’s why a sentence is associated to it. It is part of the web entries that are consumed every day but are not meant to last in the future.

First definition :

What is MEME?
MEME is “An idea that spreads like a virus by word of mouth, email, blogs etc”

MEME Definition / MEME Means
The definition of MEME is “An idea that spreads like a virus by word of mouth, email, blogs etc”

The Meaning of MEME
MEME means “An idea that spreads like a virus by word of mouth, email, blogs etc”
So now you know – MEME means “An idea that spreads like a virus by word of mouth, email, blogs etc” – don’t thank us. YW!

What does MEME mean?
MEME is an acronym, abbreviation or slang word that is explained above where the MEME definition is given.

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Second definition :

An Internet meme is a cultural phenomenon that spreads from one person to another online.
A meme spread online could be just about anything that is voluntarily shared, including phrases, images, rumors and audio or video files. An Internet meme might originate and stay online. However, frequently memes cross over and may spread from the offline world to online or vice-versa.

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Third definition :

An Internet meme may take the form of an image, hyperlink, video, picture, website, or hashtag. It may be just a word or phrase, including an intentional misspelling. These small movements tend to spread from person to person via social networks, blogs, direct email, or news sources. They may relate to various existing Internet cultures or subcultures, often created or spread on sites such as 4chan, Redditand numerous others.
An Internet meme may stay the same or may evolve over time, by chance or through commentary, imitations, parody, or by incorporating news accounts about itself. Internet memes can evolve and spread extremely rapidly, sometimes reaching world-wide popularity within a few days. Internet memes usually are formed from some social interaction, pop culture reference, or situations people often find themselves in. Their rapid growth and impact has caught the attention of both researchers and industry.[3] Academically, researchers model how they evolve and predict which memes will survive and spread throughout the Web. Commercially, they are used in viral marketing where they are an inexpensive form of mass advertising.

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Fourth definition :

  1. an idea, belief or belief system, or pattern of behavior that spreads throughout a culture either vertically by cultural inheritance (as by parents to children) or horizontally by cultural acquisition (as by peers, information media, and entertainment media)
  2. a pervasive thought or thought pattern that replicates itself via cultural means; a parasitic code, a virus of the mind especially contagious to children and the impressionable
  3. the fundamental unit of information, analogous to the gene in emerging evolutionary theory of culture- meme pool (n.) :
    - all memes of a culture or individual
    - memetic (adj.) : relating to memes
    - memetics (n.) : the study of memes
  4. in blogspeak, an idea that is spread from blog to blog
  5. an internet information generator, especially of random or contentless information
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Free culture meme exemples :

29-05-2013 -  Marcel van Leeuwen

Facebook suicide

Video Farewell Facebook

Short film made for and copyrighted by the Dutch Film and Television Academy (Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie) – march 2010.

“Can I be facebookfriends with my parents?
Should I add someone i don’t really know?
Will other people think my status update’s funny?”

I try to answer these and other existential questions in the short documentary “Farewell Facebook”.
Maybe you will find these questions quite familiar. Please watch the film and make up your own mind about facebook.

Director – Joep van Osch
Creative Producer – Casper Eskes
Uitvoerend Producent – Wim Boven
D.O.P. – Sanna Mensonides
Sound Design – Thijmen van der Poll
Editor – Matthias den Hartog
Production Design – Claire Lintelo
VFX Supervisor – Ewoud Visser

29-05-2013 -  wuasa

The Catalogue by Chris Oakley, 2004

Television Delivers People by Richard Serra & Carlota Fay Schoolman, 1973

Our_Data_Is_Worth_Billions_to_Facebook_and_Google_Should_We_R, by Will Oremus, May 3 2013 (

The catalogue by Chris Oakley

29-05-2013 -  kinga Pawlowska

The first meme is the original one, the one I got from Marcel.

The second meme was made during our last class with Amy.

The rest is my remix combined together with Facebook platform.

28-05-2013 -  0850665

This is the meme I got from Lizette

This is what I found in the hallway

I picked Flickr (a site for sharing photographs) as the platform to remix this meme with.

A user uploading an image can set privacy controls that determine who can view the image.
A photo can be flagged as either public or private.
In addition to this basic copyright protection, users may also choose to upload their images under a creative commons license.

Flickr offers it’s users a wide range of creative control over the copyright of their images.
Ultimately you own your own work, but you can share it with others and let them distribute your images under your own terms.

At Flickr, your photos are always yours

Their Terms of Service clearly spell out that Flickr/Yahoo! doesn’t own the photos that you upload.

The following images were all images I could use because they got the creative commons license.
To share and to remix and to make commercial use of the work. But under some conditions.

Therefore I remixed what I found on Flickr, images that I wouldn’t give the CC.
Because they are either personal or ridiculous and to show what you
can do with it.

A rather ‘personal’ image to me, but shared with the creative commons license
with the conditions to share alike.

Source: Ed and Eddie

Sources: Roger Braunstein / Meaghan O’Malley / LOOSE LIPS

Sources: Victor Bezrukov / Benson Kua

Source: Jessica Andorson

Sources: Martin Hufnagl / Brandon Atkinson

When you search for landscapes at Flickr, you get some beautiful results. But if you search
for that same term but with the Creative Commons License box checked, you get less ‘beautiful’ images.

Source: Rudolf VIcek