Susan Blackmore

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  • Human Views In Susan Blackmore's Strange Creatures

    In Susan Blackmore’s “Strange Creatures” she describes the concept of the “memes eye view”. She claims the “memes eye view” is what makes humans different from animals, meaning humans can imitate therefore must be different from animals. As a reader dwells more on the thought of the “memes eye view” they can relate it to life experiences and other works of literature. For example, the “memes eye view” can be seen very clearly in “Bumping into Mr.Ravioli” by Adam Gopnik. In Gopnik’s work he describes how his daughter started to pick up the busy life style that her mother, brother , and father had adopted just by watching them through the "memes eye view". The busyness of New York is required and if the concept of humans learning by imitation…

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  • In Arlie Russell Hochschild's From The Frying Pan Into The Fire

    A meme is, as Blackmore describes it, “[w]hen you imitate someone else, something is passed on. This ‘something’ can then be passed on again, and again, and so take on a life of its own. We might call this thing an idea, an instruction, a behavior, a piece of information … but if we are going to study it we shall need to give it a name. Fortunately, there is a name. It is the ‘meme’” (34). When capitalism is considered a meme, ideal and practice are separated because people are more focused in…

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  • Kanye West: A Theoretical Analysis

    The internet has become a cult that worships eccentricity. Take, for example, the killing of Harambe, a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. After a three-year-old boy got inside the gorilla’s enclosure, zoo officials decided to kill Harambe, fearing for the boy’s life. The controversial decision and odd news story has become the internet’s latest obsession. Through memes like chanting “Dicks out for Harambe,” saying “Harambe died for our sins,” and putting Harambe as a write-in candidate in the US…

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  • The Exponential Growth Of Today's Culture

    The exponential growth of social media has spurred the creation of a unique form of communication in today’s culture. What do I meme? The use of the Internet meme has served as a phenomenon that has changed the way people communicate and have had a notable influence on forms of cultural expression. Memes are defined as, “an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from one person to another in a culture and often altered in a creative or humorous way (i.e. images, phrases, snapshots, gifs,…

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  • Definition Of Memes Essay

    What is a meme? One would think that the answer would be simple and easy, after all majority of people think of memes as simple things. They are images that show up regularly on their social media sites and most of the time the response they elicit is laughter. Memes make people laugh and that is their purpose, so surely something with a simple purpose wouldn’t have a complicated nature? Well that’s where Limor Shifman would have to disagree with you. She offers a novel definition of memes:…

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  • Black Mirror Show Analysis

    Black Mirror is a British television series that examines a variety of issues that face contemporary society, usually involving the implications of new technologies. Created by Charlie Brooker, this celebrated fiction series illuminates the darker, often chaotic side of evolving media and human knowledge. Using an assortment of satirical themes and motifs, this show fascinates audiences by conveying a sense of anxiousness that is felt by the fluctuating nature of modern society and its…

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  • Susan Blackmore The Strange Creatures Analysis

    ideas have their individual representative that evolution has over time copied into other human brains. As a result that is what makes us different from animals and even technology; our ability to have memes control us as Susan Blackmore explains in her essay “Strange Creatures”. For instance, Susan Blackmore states, “We humans, because of our powers of imitation, have become just the physical ‘hosts’ needed for the memes to get around.This is how the world looks from a ‘meme’s eye…

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  • Strange Creatures By Susan Blackmore: An Analysis

    have a quality that is so unique it separates them from everything else. And that quality is the ability to imitate. Susan Blackmore in “Strange Creatures” dives into the idea of human imitation and, “that imitation is what makes us special” (34). Blackmore provides the definition of imitation which is to copy exactly what the other person is doing and in doing so information is transferred from one to another. With this information the other person is influenced and he or she now has the power…

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  • Susan Blackmore Strange Creatures Analysis

    We humans, have a special ability called imitation since we were born which distinguishes us from animals. This ability makes us special because the animals cannot do that naturally. In our daily life, we copy each other’s actions all the time which is not a good thing for us to have our individual thinking and be independent. In Susan Blackmore’s essay “Strange Creatures”, she claims that people become the host of meme because it is passed from one person to another easily. Meme is also…

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  • The Descent Of Alette Poem Analysis

    Alice Notley’s The Descent of Alette is an epic poem that shows the relationship between gender, sex, and the human body. By doing so, Notley challenges the traditional form of an epic poem through her use of a female hero and a series of lyric poems that create an epic poem. Here, we see two sets of binaries: female hero/male hero and lyric poem/epic poem. Additionally, these binaries are a function of hierarchy. By resisting traditional binaries, Notley shows equality through an open space for…

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