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I’m back with one last post for my storytelling class, even though class ended Sunday. Better late than never, I guess.

Today I’ll be talk about video memes–a good follow up to my last chat on YouTube. Check it out!

I wanted to also share a link to a great Ted Talk about memes. If you have 20 minutes, it’s a really interesting look at how memes are in almost every aspect of life. It’s looks at science and evolution, which makes it that much more interesting to me. I’m a nerd like.

This past weekend was orientation for the MCDM program (Master’s of Communication in Digital Media).  Hanson Hosein, director of the program and self-identified heavy metal junkie, kicked off the event with a clip from Spinal Tap.  This clip pointed out that 11 was louder than 10.

Louder, bigger, bolder, grander–that is what we MCDMers were encouraged to pursue, in whatever area we are passionate about.  This opening set the bar high for our cohort.  I’d be lying if I said I was not at all nervous.

But I’m also excited.  I know there will be hard work, but I also know there will be encouragement, support, and big break throughs.  I can feel those things already, in my classmates and in the faculty.

And I can’t wait to get swept up.

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