Memetic Warfare Lecture Slides


Source: Walter Scheirer
Affiliation: University of Notre Dame

Slides for Lecture 15 of Ethical and Professional Issues in Notre Dame's Computer Science department. In this lecture, the following learning goals are achieved:

  • Learn the history of visual communication, from antiquity to the present day

  • Understand that memes are the primary vector of disinformation online, far outpacing other forms of "fake news"

  • Make a connection between memes and the idea of the myth cycle, recognizing that memes can serve an important social role

Keywords: Computer Science , Memes , Misinformation/Disinformation , Tech Ethics