Birth of a Spreadable Meme

ImageInspired by the Parks and Recreation sitcom episode, “How a Bill Becomes a Law”, the ongoing US government shutdown, and the work of GSU Alumni and recent guest speaker, Henry Jenkins,  AMP graduate research assistant, Kyle Wrather together with Charlotte Howell (a PhD student at the University of Texas, Austin) put together the Tumblr blog America, You got Jammed. In a matter of days, the meme spread through Twitter. Charlotte Howell explains more about this example of spreadable media in action here.

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Henry Jenkins Talk – September 30, 2013

Henry Jenkins HeadshotDiversity and Democracy in the Age of Spreadable Media

On September 30, 2013 the Atlanta Media Industries Project (AMP) will be hosting distinguished GSU alumnus and renowned media scholar, Henry Jenkins.  Jenkins will be participating in dialogue sessions with graduate students in the Department of Communication in the morning and speaking to a diverse group of faculty and students in Room 820, Twenty Five Park Place at 5pm.

For more information about Henry Jenkins, please visit our Events page.