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Reflect on the process of making this project. What did you learn? How does it relate to what you know about spreadable media? What would you do differently?

Joyce: It was interesting to be able to work with each other's creations as starting points for our own volleys. I think that's how most memes really rise to popularity, as it only takes one or two popular reworks of an image for everyone to recognize it. I think I struggled a little bit because I really wanted to move our work off of the original trolley problem image, but it was difficult to transition that change. This is similar to traditional meme culture - one can't easily change what memes and images that other users post, and it becomes more about just working with what's popular. 

John: I initially had a hard time coming up with a serve to start off with, but once our group got rolling it was fairly easy to build off each others additions and ideas. This goes to show just why memes are spread so fast and easily since once an idea is made with these images you can spin them any way to want to create something with a different meaning.

Sky: I wasn't familiar with how memes or other spreadable art are created before doing this meme tennis project, so I really like that we get to simulate the process and I'm also surprised by how different people have so many different unpredictable ideas. I was told that memes don't need to have deep meanings, but as a "beginner," it was hard to imagine the idea behind a certain meme without trying to figure out why and how. So I spent more time than I should thinking about how this can be more than just a meme, but soon I got used to not thinking deep after seeing the other serves. It was a really interesting experience. 

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