Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine Memetics at Thwink.org A meme is a mental belief or behavior learned from others. Another definition is a "unit of cultural information." Memetic means of or dealing with memes, just as genetic means of or dealing with genes. Memetics is the study and practical application of the abstraction of memes. The use of social agent types, meme types, and memetic infection lies at the heart of Thwink.org's approach to modeling the social side of the sustainability problem. Simulation models using memetics The Dueling Loops of the Political Powerplace paper describes how two types of social agents (corrupt and virtuous politicians) use two main types of memes (false and true memes) to infect potential supporters. For the longer version of the paper, see the Dueling Loops of the Political Powerplace book. For a deeper look at the Dueling Loops model with additional simulation runs, see the Common Property Rights book. Glossary terms related to memetics
SimpleText.ws — Your writing synced online Cool Tools Cool Tools Show 189: Jordan Bunker Our guest this week is Jordan Bunker. Jordan is a freelance engineer, designer, artist, and prop-maker based out of Oakland, California. He’s also a former Make: magazine technical editor and BattleBots robot builder. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram at @TensorFlux. Subscribe to the Cool Tools Show on iTunes | RSS | Transcript | Download MP3 | See all the Cool Tools Show posts on a single page Show notes: Dykem Steel Blue Layout Fluid Spray ($14) When working with metals, it’s useful to be able to make clear, precise lines on the surface to be worked on. McMaster-Carr Catalog MCMaster Carr is one of my go-to companies for just about any kind of material or hardware needed for a project. Air Force Jumpsuit (used, varies) In my shop, I do a lot of welding, grinding, and working with chemicals. Also mentioned: Make: magazine Skill Builder Articles I recently moved to San Francisco to work for Make Magazine, as a technical editor.
Memetics This article is related to the study of self-replicating units of culture, not to be confused with Mimesis. Memetics is a theory of mental content based on an analogy with Darwinian evolution, originating from the popularization of Richard Dawkins' 1976 book The Selfish Gene. Proponents describe memetics as an approach to evolutionary models of cultural information transfer. The meme, analogous to a gene, was conceived as a "unit of culture" (an idea, belief, pattern of behaviour, etc.) which is "hosted" in the minds of one or more individuals, and which can reproduce itself, thereby jumping from mind to mind. Thus what would otherwise be regarded as one individual influencing another to adopt a belief is seen as an idea-replicator reproducing itself in a new host. Memetics is also notable for sidestepping the traditional concern with the truth of ideas and beliefs. History The modern memetics movement dates from the mid-1980s. The term "meme" Maturity Criticism
Grateful Dead | Official Site of the Grateful Dead Leftycartoons template An eye for the tremes? 2 minute video Here's the idea - the phones, computers and servers we are building are becoming interconnected like neurons in a brain. But this treme machine has no senses to survey the real world. Or does it? With the advent of drones, sending images from their cameras to the cloud we may have found the eyes of the tremes. Listen Podcast interview on US Public Radio To the best of our knowledge about memes and temes. 29 July 2012 Here's the idea ..... I've just got back from TED 2008, where I presented some ideas on "Memes in the Cosmos". Every new replicator brings its dangers, which might explain why we have not yet heard from any other teme creatures. City of Centerville, Iowa
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