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21-05-2013 -  Marcel van Leeuwen

First Day on the Internet Kid is an advice animal image macro series featuring a young kid smiling at a computer with a clenched fist. The overlaid text usually depicts him as a new and inexperienced Internet user who is unfamiliar with certain aspects of the web and is often described as a younger version of Lonely Computer Guy / Net Noob.

The original photo originates from a series of stock photos titled “Young Boy Spending Time With Notebook” found on the stock photo sites Shutterstock and dreamstime.

The first image macro was posted to the r/AdviceAnimalssubreddit on December 31, 2011 and contained the caption “1000000th visitor to this site / free iPad.” A similar caption had been used in an earlier Lonely Computer Guy image macro.

Image macros parodying certain age groups of Internet users have arisen independently prior to this series. In the summer of 2010, Summer Fag image macros arose that were used to poke fun at new 4chan users, along with the expression “it sure is summer in here,” a reference to the influx of children on the website during summer break. Another advice animal character Internet Grandma Surprise sprung up in February 2011, which portrays senior citizens as technologically challenged Internet users who fall victim to shock sites and trolling.

My Versions

21-05-2013 -  Dylan Haanappel

The “original” meme

This happens when I try to scan the printed version of the meme with the only legal software I got to scan at home. As I’m not a paying user of the VueScan program, the only option I got is to scan with these terrible watermarks. By pasting these watermarks into the image, the image changes and isn’t original anymore. So does the image become useable, by trying to make it not useable?

When using the copy machine, every copy is different from the last one. So is this still a copy? Where do we draw the line? I kept on copying the meme until almost all original colors have disappeared. The image looks completely different now.

A digital copy, but with different color settings. The source code stays exactly the same, only the bit of code about color changes. Is this still a copy?

As I didn’t understand the McDonalds logo in the “original”, I replace the logo by another one, the Apple logo. By using the logo of Apple, the meme suddenly sets a statement, as Apple is one of the few big companies that are fighting each other in an ongoing patent “war”.

This time I only copied the textual part of the meme, leaving out the image completely. The image is replaced by an even more abstract image, hardly any links with the text. As the image doesn’t hint towards a place of where the text is talking about, the meme in total gets a different meaning.

21-05-2013 -  Lysanne de Water

The origonal image that was given to me in class.

My 5 copies:

21-05-2013 -  kinga Pawlowska

The original meme & copies

21-05-2013 -  0850665

The original:

The variations:

Changing it from steal to copy.

A reproduction of the original; a duplicate.

Making it copyleft by flipping the image.

Memes that are copyrighted?

Copying and combining memes.

21-05-2013 -  Tash Berting

Found an interesting blog with some surprising examples of copying and remixing in the fashion and art world.

In the words of the blogger herself:

“Part Nouveau can be used to characterize fashion photography, fashion trends and ultimately anything within the creative field that borrows, reappropriates or is directly inspired by a work which preceded it.”

20-05-2013 -  Anna Sinnige

Che meets ecce homo I have gotten from Maartje.

This image is a mix from the fresco in Spain called Ecce Homo (Behold the man) and the iconic image of Che Guevara.

The painting rose to the status of an Internet phenomenon in August 2012. Cecilia Giménez, an 80-year-old amateur artist living locally, painted over the fresco in an attempt to restore it. A BBC Europe correspondent said that the result resembled a “crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic”.The restored version has been jokingly dubbed “Ecce Mono” (Behold the Monkey) in an “online rush of global hilarity”, nicknamed “Potato Jesus”,and compared to the plot of the film Bean.Because of the negative attention, the priest of the church, Father Florencio Garces, thinks the painting should be covered up


20-05-2013 -  Doris Schakenbos

This was the meme I got from Lizette. At home I tried to find some more of the WILL.I.AM memes and I found only two:

This second one from South Park, comes from the memes “AAAAND IT’S GONE”.

Then the variations I made on WILL.I.AM meme:

This is the one I made in class

This is one, that’s been copied to worse quality. Message stays the same like this.

Here I copied it by drawing it. This one doesn’t stand on it’s one, because if you wouldn’t know it’s about WILL.I.AM you still wouldn’t know, because now it’s harder to recognize him.

Here I copied the image but changed the text. When you steal a lyrics or a melody you steal a big part of a song, so the message still comes down to the same thing. But then more refined (he’s also stealing the small bits).

Here I copied the text but changed the smiling photo if WILL.I.AM to a more serious one. Now he isn’t laughing about stealing songs anymore.

20-05-2013 -  Kirsten Spruit

Part 1: The Song Remains The Same.

Remixing is a folk art but the techniques are the same ones used at any level of creation: copy, transform, and combine. You could even say that everything is a remix.

Part 2: Remix Inc.

An exploration of the remix techniques involved in producing films.

Part 3: The Elements Of Creativity

Creativity isn’t magic: how innovations truly happen.

Part 4: System Failure

Our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren’t so tidy. They’re layered, they’re interwoven, they’re tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality… the system starts to fail.

19-05-2013 -  0850665

This was a quickly spreading trend on the internet.

Sad Keanu was a photoshopping trend based on a paparazzi photo of the well-known
Canadian American actor Keanu Reeves sitting on a park bench and (sort of) enjoying a sandwich by himself.

Memes at quickmeme

For more: Keanu Is Sad / Sad Keanu

In addition, Splash News, which owns the rights to the original photo,
invoked the Digital Milennium Copyright Act to keep Internet illustrators from creating new Sad Keanus.


But then there was Happy Keanu.

Happy Keanu is a photoshop meme based on a paparazzi photo of the Hollywood actor
Keanu Reeves skipping cheerfully with a camera in his hand on the set of the 2012 indie drama film Generation Um.

Source: knowyourmeme