Podcast 70: Memes and Memetic Communication

Ever shared a meme? You know, an image with some text that may be inscrutable to everyone but your friends or the people in your community? From a communications study point of view, memes are a lot more sophisticated and complicated than you might assume. There’s a lot going on under the surface of that image macro or whatever other form your favorite meme has taken. Dr. Shane Tilton is here to help us unpack the idea of memes, look at how gamers and others use them, and talk about his new book on the subject.

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This episode’s guest expert, Dr. Shane Tilton


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