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The Art of Memetics by Wes Unruh, Edward Wilson. Memetic governance in theory and practice. Memetic governance in theory and practice Developing a theory and a replicable method for governance of social systems.

Memetic governance in theory and practice

Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission. Memes « etiologue. 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.

Memes « etiologue

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 spread through the behaviors that they generate in their hosts. The field of study called memetics arose in the 1990s. Memetics is a subject out of scope for a single blog entry. References not linked above: Information Cycles of Culture. The Selfish Gene. The Selfish Gene is a book on evolution by Richard Dawkins, published in 1976.

The Selfish Gene

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?

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 theory of heredity was essential for the connection between the theory of evolution and cell theory. In the 19th century, biologists Schleiden, Schwann, and Virchow explained that cells were the basic unit of all living things. The Meme Hustler. Tim O’Reilly’s crazy talk Evgeny Morozov [from The Baffler No. 22, 2013]

The Meme Hustler

Memetics. Memetic Lexicon. The "New Age" memetic process.

Internet meme...

MemeTracker: tracking news phrases over the web. Memes. 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. Cuando entramos en contacto con él se mostró muy ilusionado de que quisiéramos traducir sus memes al español y nos pusimos manos a las obra. Hemos presentado algunas de estas imágenes a lo largo de los últimos meses en nuestras propias redes, pero también creemos que merecen un lugar aparte donde tenerlos recopilados a modo de exposición.

Memes as mental frames and cognitive templates. Øyvind Vada (Memetor, ECCO) Abstract:

Memes as mental frames and cognitive templates

What we learned from 5 million books. Algorithm Distinguishes Memes from Ordinary Information  — The Physics arXiv Blog. Memes are the cultural equivalent of genes: units that transfer ideas or practices from one human to another by means of imitation.

Algorithm Distinguishes Memes from Ordinary Information  — The Physics arXiv Blog

In recent years, network scientists have become increasingly interested in how memes spread. This kind of work has led to important insights into the nature of news cycles, into information avalanches on social networks and into the role that networks themselves play in this spreading process. 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.

On vMemes and the yellow leading edge

Thanks for your trust and openess George. In this posting I want to lay ouy some thoughts on the question on how to untap the collective intelligence of the ‘whole movement’ that George brought up at I want to talk about CI practitioners, focusing on one of the lines of consciousness development,the value line or vMemes refered at the Don Beck’s spiral dynamics model. I am aware that the ‘prime directive’ is to take care of the whole spiral, that we are not all in the same wave, but specifically regarding the community of Collective Intelligence Practitioners, we share values, we care about the health of the whole, we believe in equity, justice and care about evolution and living systems beyond ego (globalcentric to kosmocentric).

History of ideas. The Lovejoy approach[edit] The historian Arthur O.

History of ideas

Lovejoy (1873–1962) coined the phrase history of ideas and initiated its systematic study[1] in the early decades of the 20th century. Memetic strategies. 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. Diane Benscoter on how cults rewire the brain. Mutation, Selection, and Vertical Transmission of Theistic Memes in Religious Canons.

Gottsch, J. D. (2001). Mutation, Selection, and Vertical Transmission of Theistic Memes in Religious Canons.Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission, 5. Abstract. Cargo. 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. Graphing the history of philosophy « Drunks&Lampposts. A close up of ancient and medieval philosophy ending at Descartes and Leibniz If you are interested in this data set you might like my latest post where I use it to make book recommendations.

This one came about because I was searching for a data set on horror films (don’t ask) and ended up with one describing the links between philosophers. To cut a long story very short I’ve extracted the information in the influenced by section for every philosopher on Wikipedia and used it to construct a network which I’ve then visualised using gephi. MemeHacking. Infocology thinkstate. Wired 2.10: Meme, Counter-meme. Meme, Counter-meme By Mike Godwin It was back in 1990 that I set out on a project in memetic engineering. The Nazi-comparison meme, I'd decided, had gotten out of hand - in countless Usenet newsgroups, in many conferences on the Well, and on every BBS that I frequented, the labeling of posters or their ideas as "similar to the Nazis" or "Hitler-like" was a recurrent and often predictable event. 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 methodologies have been successfully applied in a wide variety of contexts, including transforming South Africa out of race categories, revitalising local communities and sporting teams, and designing organizational and marketing systems for blue chip corporate firms and top-level government sectors. UK Memes Central Links to various newsgroups and memetics sites on the World Wide Web. William H. Meme Machine. The Meme Machine. Memetic engineering. Memetic Engineering. Be an Information DJ - Matthew Lieberman. By Matthew Lieberman | 1:02 PM November 27, 2012. 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.) I gave a talk at Ignite Montreal last week. Are Memes & Internet Culture Creating a Singularity? Adam Feuer » Blog Archive » Culture Hacking. Some culture hackers work on methods that can be shared between teams; others work on the culture for specific companies.

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Dan Dennett on dangerous memes. On genes, memes, bemes, and conscious things. As human memory, personality, values, and other attributes are increasingly being captured in cybernetic form, they are becoming virtual entities of their own. Building the Future of Work and Culture: Announcing CultureCon 2012! The Memetic Web & The "Internet of Products" #search #semantics #commerce #location #LBS #Junto. Meme. Memetics. Meme selection. Meme pool. 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.

  1. mirlen101 Jul 5 2012
    Didn't know about the freeze function thanks . The mess I had with one member of one of my largest pearltrees "Tech" was huge . It took me , the other member and the pearltree staff a few days to get it back to close to what it was before this person decided to reorder things in the strangest ways . Like he was blind folded when he did it ;-/ The founder should have more control functions . The recover function didn't help in my case ;-/
  2. mirlen101 Jul 5 2012
    I usually ask before I move pearls . I've heard that statement before about moved pearls being deleted . As far as I am aware it will only happen if someone were to move a pearl into their pearltree . It will not delete if the pearl is moved withing it's original main pearltree . If a pearl moves beyond it's main ( team ) pearltree then I guess it would get deleted . But I'm not sure it would even let you do that unless you are the founder . I remember running into one pearltree that was my own that I could no longer move because a team member moved everything .