BCM206 | Week 8
The Black Lives Matter movement has made waves for the Black Community in the fight for equality. In these pandemic times the power of social media has been prevalent in this movement. In fact it was social media that allowed to fire to spark.
Meme warfare, the use of digital propaganda, a ‘digital native’ version of psychological warfare allows anyone to collect, dismiss and create media for or against this cause. (Giesea, J 2015) Anyone has the power to contrubite and change peoples minds. As propoganda was used in the time of war, people with power control most media and propoganda, but now times have changed. People of power still hold more power than most, but with the power of social media – anyone can influence anyone.
For my remediation i wanted to create a show video, something that felt powerful. Something that was jarring to the ear. The sounds of protest.
– Giesea, J 2015, It’s time to embrace memetic warfare, Defence Strategic Communications, volume 1, pp. 67-75