My name is Ben Pettis. I am currently studying Communication Studies at Colorado State University, with a specific focus on Media and Visual culture. My interests include online communication, Internet culture, and memes.
I examine the ways that we consume, produce, and interact with media in all aspects of life. With constantly increasing levels of media saturation, the things we read, watch, and listen to are more important than ever to study. My specific areas of interest include online communication, Internet communities, and memes. With constant headlines about fake news, data collection, and targeted advertising, these new and developing forms of communication have increasingly become a part of the public sphere and I believe in the importance of a critical examination these issues.