Saturday, July 27, 2013

SPC - July - #1/2/3

Like the self portrait, itself, some ideas are timeless:

For the month of July, we're scrapping the timeless. I was interested in exploring something relatively new: The internet meme.
An Internet meme (pron. "meem") is an idea, style or action which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet, as with imitating the concept. [Source]

A few prompts I mentioned were:
Dos Equis Man - "I don't always...but when I do..."
Epic Fail
McKayla (Maroney) is not impressed
Nyan Cat
Despair/Demotivational Posters

On Friday of the July 4th holiday weekend, "Plan A" was a nearby water park, but the weather forecast didn't look promising, so "Plan B" ended up being the Star Wars Exhibit at the Indiana State Museum. We all enjoyed the exhibit and before we left to explore other parts of the museum, I asked a fellow guest to snap a photo of all of us in front of a case featuring full size models of C3PO, R2D2 and Princess Leia's costume on board the Tantive IV.

Photobomb History
I think the concept of 'photobombing' qualifies as a meme.

I got this idea some time ago (possibly from here or here -- or possibly from Forrest Gump) and considered using 'photobombing historic photos' as a theme for an entire month of SPC.

Figured I'd use the idea here, for now, and see how it goes.

The original (public domain) photo is here.

Standing alone, the "caption this photo" functions as a meme on it's own and precedes the advent of the internet, I expect.

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