Are memes art??? According to The Harvard Crimson
“Which is why, I would postulate, they’re art. It’s still difficult for many to think of such Internet-based phenomena as “art,” but, I ask — why not? They require quick thinking, wit, and creativity. They capture our anxieties, desires, sense of humor, and cultural moment.”
And according to SpokenVision.com
“If you take the definition of art, you can see that memes do fall into its definition.”
Also the video, “Are LOLCats and Internet Memes Art?” Shows both sides of this argument.
I truly believe memes are a form of art based on their expression. People can use them to display their emotions and creativity. Also memes have a big impact and influence. They can be created from just so many factors, such as cringe memes, happy memes, political memes, tiktok memes, instagram reel memes, youtube shorts, and the list goes on and on.
I believe memes can definitely be used for story telling because of their ability to showcase different emotions. Also with cause and effect or prediction and outcome. Not gonna spoil anyone but if you know you know (meme below).
I also looked at the links on the bottom and I was surprised that spongebob was ranked #2 in Thrillist top 100 memes of all time.