Nerds in the Media Asia Lindsay Shayla Pink Tyriq Evans Background Nerd- a foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills Nerd vs. Geek? Common semiotics- glasses, tucked shirt, pocket protectors, suspenders, inhaler Austin Powers, Napoleon Dynamite, Steve Urkel Stereotypes vs. Reality Recent Information From negative to positive Anime nerds & ISIS-chan “Pixels” Movie King of the Nerds Big Bang Theory Personal Summary Reinforcement, Reassurance, & Resistance Media has reinforced the stereotypical nerd through character such as Steve Urkel. Glasses and suspenders always fit the role. Meanwhile resistance has been shown with Stefan Urquelle who is a nerd but doesn’t have the typical nerd gear. References "Nerd." Home Page - TV Tropes. Web. 30 July 2015. "nerd." The Dictionary of American Slang. 29 Jul. 2015. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/nerd>. Pagliery, Jose. "Anime Nerds Trying to Google Bomb ISIS." CNNMoney. Cable News Network. Web. 23 July 2015. Quail, Christine. "Hip To Be Square: Nerds in Media Culture." Flow RSS. 7 Feb. 2009. Web. 28 July 2015. Que, Zee. "Fun Facts About Geeks & Nerds [Infographic]." Designbolts. 4 Sept. 2013. Web. 28 July 2015.