[Researcher as Facilitator]
- Occurred in the city of Tubac, AZ as part of Tubac Center of the Arts‘ Summer Art Program.
- June 11-July 3rd, 2013.
- Data was collected from 27 learners in the 6-13 year-old range.
- An IRL/Online hybrid.
- IRL: Besides Studio Meme, learners cycled, one week at a time, through classes on mixed media, sculpture, illustration, acting and self-reflection.
- Online: During Studio Meme, learners assumed control of one of five laptops each associated with a faux Google account as part of a private Google+ circle.
- Participants engaged the Language of Internet Memes through three distinct, age-appropriate curricula:
- 6-7 year olds.
- 8-10 year olds.
- 11 to 13 year olds (two rounds due to learner groupings, 3, & number of weeks, 4).
- First Round
- Second Round
- Chromebook Laptops
- Google+ Social Network
- Google+ Chat Window
- http://apps.pixlr.com/express (Chrome extension)
- Meme Generator App for Android by ZomboDroid
This was a second set of workshops conducted in July of 2013, this time in conjunction with Tucson Youth Poetry Slam. It introduced young slam poets to the language and practice of Internet Memes and asked them to translate poetry borne out of the discussions into meme forms. The study was cut from the dissertation for space and time but here is a short report on it: poe[MEME]s [PDF].