How to Do Things with Memes - May 2nd - 4th
Whatever you want to say, there’s a meme for that. But are memes more than just funny images and sarcastic text? Explore this and other elements of memes in this three day mini course.
How do memes circulate? Why do memes circulate? What does it mean to express your feelings, attitudes, and even politics through memes? This three day mini course introduces you to the history of GIFs and memes, surveys the use and abuse of memes, and asks you to make your own memes. By the end of the course, you’ll have a better understanding of meme culture and be able to engage more deeply with this new folk art form.
Join us May 2nd - 4th, 2019.Register Now
Davidson Now is a free, online learning series that aims to share the expertise of the Davidson College faculty and staff with the world through technology on topics that are particularly timely. Davidson Now include high-quality video segments that address these timely subjects. The courses will also be built around moderated online discussion and reflection to build a community around the course material.
When we think of where we live, who do we imagine as our neighbors? What actions invite some people in and keep others out? This course opens a dialogue about what forces determine the makeup of our cities and communities.Learn More
How have our online interactions and engagement - as a society - become so toxic? Is there anything we as individuals and citizens can do to stop this trend, or at least stop it from stopping us? Productive participatory engagement builds communities and networks that support real interaction and change.
How does that look for a functioning democratic society -- when meeting face to face is no longer necessary?Learn More
Fake news is a real problem. From allegations of election fraud to Pizzagate, fake news saturates our newsfeeds-- and our national discourse. Some say it has compromised the authority of journalism; others say writing fake news has brought them a fistful of money.
What do we make of this phenomenon? Why is fake news so prevalent these days? And how should we respond?Learn More
As the US general election approaches, there is a firestorm of rhetoric around access and fraud. Major legislation changes, court rulings and political views continue to flood the media leading up to this election. But what is true in all of this? And what should you believe going into the election?Learn More