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26-06-2013 -  Dylan Haanappel

Not sure if posted already. Very interesting project by Kirby Ferguson, a must see.


“For more than a year I’ve been following the documentary series Everything is a Remix, written and remixed by Kirby Ferguson. I’ve posted all the parts of the series so far and today here they are all compiled in one location for easier viewing. This is a must-see series for anyone who produces creative work.”

25-06-2013 -  kinga Pawlowska


Final Design/Kinga Pawlowska

This series shows how memes, the visual part of culture and creativity, can be used to involve the transformation of the message and change their positioning.

Using a simple but powerful technique of memes, I will try to shown how messages are actually positioned in the minds of people, that is, their “genes of meaning”.

I would like to research what make them so interesting, aggressive or how comes that even the most serious message can be turned into a joke. After getting to know the meme subject a bit better I made up four main facts that make meme so popular and addressed them to four different techniques that were given to me during the Design Research classes(remix, viral, share, copy):

1) Meme based on current issue e.g.. political issue that keeps you interested.

2) Memes are incredibly powerful. If we could create an oncology meme and share it, we could cure cancer.

3) Meme is quick, it replaces the complicated and time-consuming process of comedy.

4) Meme is humorous, everyone just agrees on what’s funny, then copies and repeats it.

25-06-2013 -  Tash Berting

What are the boundaries to copy, remixing, and transforming?

When does something that’s yours, become mine? When does it become ours?

How does visual language and context change what we think is acceptable and what we don’t?

How does crediting change this?

How does intention change this?

These are the questions that are guiding me in creating my final 4 images. I find the issues of ownership and boundaries in meme culture very interesting, especially in terms of morality and how the treatment of images can change how we feel about them. I want to test the boundaries, and to do this I’ve taken this blog as my primary source of images and text. Just like the cadavre exquis, memes are a world in which there is no real ‘owner’. The always-recording characteristic of the internet further enforces this environment of no real control.

My images attempt to visualize different scenarios of appropriations of images and text found on our blog.They range from very unacceptable, to more acceptable. But perhaps you disagree – and that’s fine. I want to raise a discussion on why we may feel something is acceptable or not.





Could you give me some quick reactions on each image and whether you think it is ’stealing’ or not, and how you would feel if you saw it in the real world?

24-06-2013 -  Maartje Verzellenberg

Click on the link for a cool video related to internet culture.

The internet in toys

23-06-2013 -  Anna Sinnige

For my final design I want to focus on the Ecce Homo fresco. (I got the Ecco Homo remixed with Che Guevara from Maartje in class)

While doing research I read that it is now referred to as “Potato Jesus”
Going further with this I came across this:

I then created this:

Let’s see where this magical ride brings me!



22-06-2013 -  Doris Schakenbos

I think almost all Dutch people are familiar with “Boomerang cards“. These cards are designed by freelancers, professionals and amateurs. Everybody can create an account on the website and design for the competitions that are set up over there. When your design wins, you get a small amount of money and the card will be printed and distributed throughout the country. You can always take them for free at cinema’s, theaters and some bars have got a Boomerang-stand as well. They can also be send from the website itself.

Simular to memes is that the cards respond to the news and other recent topics. The way they are designed could be seen as open design, not that you’re allowed to copy entries literally, but the platform is open to everyone who’d like to participate in designing cards. Also, most of the cards are meant to be catchy (or funny) with the same purpose as memes: to spread.

I’m thinking of designing 4 cards about “going viral”: why is something popular? Why does it go viral? Or why not? Why isn’t it spreading?
I’ll either design “going viral” or “my opinion on platforms as 4Chan, 9Gag, Facebook, Flickr, ed”.

19-06-2013 -  Maartje Verzellenberg

I made 2 memes and shared them on Facebook. But as I expected no one shared them. In my case most of my (fb) friends aren’t into sharing memes or sharing much in general. I think (for me, and my fb account) this platform doesn’t work if I really want this to go viral. If I would put it on 9gag or 4chan it might have more chance to be shared. It would be more anonymous and people who are into sharing/using memes are active on these sites.

19-06-2013 -  Dylan Haanappel

This is the meme I got from Sofie

Which I remixed with the North Sea Jazz posters here in school, during class.

These four memes I made at home, based on the facebook platform.The first two are really connected to what facebook has to offer, while the next two are remixed by using information I came across on facebook.

19-06-2013 -  Maartje Verzellenberg

I got this meme from Lysanne in class:

I remixed with what I found in school:

I choose facebook to remix this meme with and to research for the terms and conditions

19-06-2013 -  Tash Berting


Just a quick digression back to our last assignment – this animation is just too good to not show you…

Airports really are a strange other world.