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Memes are elements of culture that often get passed on from person to person, and virally propagate around the internet. They can be images, videos, audio files and even sayings or bits of text.


a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition and replication in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.

a cultural item in the form of an image, video, phrase, etc., that is spread via the Internet and often altered in a creative or humorous way.

We share them on social networks like Facebook and twitter, we watch them on YouTube, they become part of our cultural language. …


Joyce Bettencourt

artist, designer, new media producer & lateral thinker focused on the convergence of creativity, community, social good & the future. @SingularityU #GSP12 grad

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