Numbers Are Serious Stuff

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When I read the reflection Kevin Hodgson posted about the creation of serious memes, it struck a chord. I knew I wanted to extend the conversation by responding to the way students are being quantified, and to show that our students are so much more than the data we collect. This led to the idea of representing a student through the symbols of ones and zeroes.

In the true spirit of a meme I probably should have used the same image as Kevin, but the expression in this photo was another important layer for me, so I used my own image edited in Wordphoto.  I then used the Halftone App to add the captions and the barcode at the bottom. I’m not sure if technically this is a meme.  It feels more like a political cartoon, but I’m happy with it.

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2 thoughts on “Numbers Are Serious Stuff

  1. I believe that there is more than kissing acquaintanceship between memes and political cartoons. Both can be analyzed using the triumvirate of text, context, subtext.

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