Culture & Meme
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The Art of Memetics by Wes Unruh, Edward Wilson
Memetic governance in theory and practice | ecco.vub.ac.be Memetic governance in theory and practice
Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
Memes are a unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Coined by Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene and popularised by Daniel Dannett, meme is a concept for explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena via application of evolutionary principles. Memes evolve by natural selection, like that of biological evolution and they show self-replication, variation, mutation, competition, and inheritance, each of which influences a meme’s reproductive success. Memes are thus analogous to genes. Examples of memes include thoughts, ideas, theories, practices, habits, songs, dances, melodies, catch-phrases, fashion and moods and terms such as race, culture and ethnicity. Memes « etiologue
Information Cycles of Culture
The Selfish Gene is a book on evolution by Richard Dawkins, published in 1976. It builds upon the principal theory of George C. Williams's first book Adaptation and Natural Selection. Dawkins used the term "selfish gene" as a way of expressing the gene-centred view of evolution as opposed to the views focused on the organism and the group, popularising ideas developed during the 1960s by W. The Selfish Gene
The Selfish Gene? GeneticsGenes and EnvironmentIntelligence and GenesIQ TestingEugenicsCrime and GeneticsRacism and GeneticsThe Selfish GeneThe Future of GeneticsNotes Part Three It was not until the late 1930s that Darwin’s mechanism for evolution—natural selection—obtained widespread acceptance. At this time, leading scientific figures like Fisher, Haldane, and Wright became the founding fathers of neo-Darwinism, which fused natural selection with Mendelian genetics. The Selfish Gene
The Meme Hustler | Evgeny Morozov | The Baffler Tim O’Reilly’s crazy talk Evgeny Morozov [from The Baffler No. 22, 2013]
The "New Age" memetic process
MemeTracker: tracking news phrases over the web
Traducido por Stacco Troncoso, editado por Arianne Sved - Guerrilla Translation! Los memes nos encantan y nos parecen una de las herramientas de difusión más útiles y originales de la era red. Hace unos meses, nos topamos con la obra de Hieronimo Morfejev, remezclador de imágenes y palabras que da salida a sus creaciones a través de las páginas de Facebook de Avantgardens y Planet Reboot. Memes
What we learned from 5 million books
AN INQUIRY INTO THE DIFFUSION OF SMITH'S -THE WEALTH OF NATIONS-
Susan Blackmore on memes and "temes"
On vMemes and the yellow leading edge | Here is my second post to the Blog of collective intelligence and my first as a guest author. Thanks for your trust and openess George.
The Lovejoy approach The historian Arthur O. Lovejoy (1873–1962) coined the phrase history of ideas and initiated its systematic study in the early decades of the 20th century. History of ideas
Plug n' play. Content —> Form (structure) —> Aesthetics —> Meaning —> Intention alignment —> Action potential —> Self-organizing intention realization —> rinse. repeat. rinse. repeat. Memetic Computing covers the general aspects of population-based problem-solving methods that are enhanced with some form of cultural-analog mechanism. For instance, Memetic Computing involves also software ecology. That is, studies of the enormous number of software projects are shedding light on how software development takes place and the many social and technical issues related to this fundamental XXI century activity. notthisbody: memetic strategies
Diane Benscoter on how cults rewire the brain
Gottsch, J. D. (2001). Mutation, Selection, and Vertical Transmission of Theistic Memes in Religious Canons.Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission, 5.http://cfpm.org/jom-emit/2001/vol5/gottsch_jd.html Abstract Mutation, Selection, and Vertical Transmission of Theistic Memes in Religious Canons
Memetics | Meme Hacking At PivotCon 2010, Douglas Rushkoff made some extremely cogent arguments about why brands cannot go viral on social networks — even when there’s plenty of activity on companies’ websites and Facebook pages — and why it’s pointless to try to push brand concepts (such as mascots) around as memes in the expectation of driving actual product sales. This talk is exceptionally amusing both for its venue — he’s at a branding conference talking about social media — and for the fact that he opens the talk by saying, essentially, “you think you’re talking about what’s happening, but you’re not.” He managed to rankle more than a few career marketeers who oversimplified his message to mean “marketing is evil”; the mild antagonism to this particular audience inherent in his message did not go unnoticed by PivotCon organizer Chris Shipley who made no bones about the reason they decided to schedule his talk dead last.
Graphing the history of philosophy « Drunks&Lampposts A close up of ancient and medieval philosophy ending at Descartes and Leibniz
Wired 2.10: Meme, Counter-meme
memetic engineering Spiral Dynamics Mind-blowing site that combines Richard Dawkins' concept of the 'meme' with Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi (Optimal Psychology), and Clare W. Graves (the "Emergent-Cyclical, Double-Helix Model of Bio-psycho-social Behaviour"). Spiral Dynamics differs from other memetics sites in being oriented towards open-ended evolving values systems: the Third Force in a revolutionary paradigm including Chaos Theory and Systems Design. It reveals the "hidden codes that shape human nature, create global diversities, and drive evolutionary change.
The Meme Machine The idea of memes, and the word itself, were originally speculated by Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene although similar, or analogous, concepts had been in currency for a while before its publishing. In the book she examines the difficulties associated with the meme including its definition and how to spot one as well as the difficulties which arise from seeing it as being like the gene.
Memetic engineering Memetic engineering is a term developed and coined by Leveious Rolando, John Sokol, and Gibran Burchett while they researched and observed the behavior of people after being purposely exposed (knowingly and unknowingly) to certain memetic themes. The term is based on Richard Dawkins' theory of memes. The process of developing memes, through meme-splicing and memetic synthesis, with the intent of altering the behavior of others in society or humanity.The process of creating and developing theories or ideologies based on an analytical study of societies, cultures, their ways of thinking and the evolution of their minds.The process of modifying human beliefs, thought patterns, etc. Definition According to the theory, the effect a meme has on society is based on the application of the meme after understanding the qualities essential to the meme.
Memetic Engineering | The Daily Omnivore
Be an Information DJ - Matthew Lieberman
Competition among memes in a world with limited attention : Scientific Reports
Emerging Memetic Singularity in the Global Knowledge Society
Seb's Open Research: How to Become a Culture Hacker (in 5 min.)
Are Memes & Internet Culture Creating a Singularity? | Idea Channel | PBS
Adam Feuer » Blog Archive » Culture Hacking
Dan Dennett on dangerous memes
On genes, memes, bemes, and conscious things
Building the Future of Work and Culture: Announcing CultureCon 2012!
The Memetic Web & The "Internet of Products" #search #semantics #commerce #location #LBS #Junto
MemePix - Memes, Funny Pictures, Rage Comics and Videos
Introduction to Memetics: What is a Meme?
Birth of a Meme: The Rise of Culture Tech
I've Seen the Worst Memes of My Generation Destroyed by Madness