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Monday, January 4, 2016

From Memes To Temes/Tremes

Memes and "temes" (+Video)

Susan Blakemore | February 2008 (TED2008)

[Blogger's note: The term "meme" comes from the 1976 book The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. The term designates an idea or concept that spreads virally in our culture and society. Susan Blackmore, a student of Richard Dawkins, coined "teme" or "technological meme". "Tremes" are technologically reproducible memes, a term that appeared on the TV series Through the Wormhole in 2015, episode 51, released May 13, 2015.]
Susan Blackmore studies memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. She makes a bold new argument: Humanity has spawned a new kind of meme, the teme, which spreads itself via technology — and invents ways to keep itself alive.



<more at; related links: (Richard Dawkins on the internet's hijacking of the word 'meme'. June 20, 2013) and (+Video) (On Memetics. Memes and the Science of Cultural Evolution. August 25, 2010); further: (Dangerous Memes; or, What the Pandorans let loose. December 2007.)>

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