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In April 02020*, I have a new Encyclopedia chapter coming out. Seems my (02016) PhD on movie creativity is still bearing fruit…?

* Hey JT, why do you write the year “2020” as “02020”? (& 2016 as: 02016 ?)

JT: See The Long Now.

So anyway – my most recent scholarly/academic/scientific chapter, published online:

Velikovsky, J. T. (13th January 02020). Technology – Memes: Units of Culture. In M. A. Runco & S. R. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Creativity (3rd ed.). San Diego, Calif.: Elsevier Science & Technology Books.

Technology - Memes - Units of Culture - Jan 02020 JTV

Abstract
Memes, or units of culture (ideas, processes, products), are tools for solving problems and are thus a kind of technology. The domain of Memetics as a science of cultural evolution was in a Kuhnian pre-paradigm state from 1976 until 2016 when the hard domain problems of the structure, unit, and criterion in Memetics were resolved. This article summarizes that new scientific theoretical model of bioculture, including the Creative Practice Theory stage model of creativity; the discovery of the holon/parton structure of the meme, the unit of culture; and some related empirical investigations in the study of cultural evolution and creativity.

Keywords: Biology, Creativity, Culture, Cultural evolution, Evolution, Mass communication, Memes, Memetics, Problem-solutions, Systems, Technology. Tools, Units of culture.

J. T. Velikovsky, PhD (Communication and Media Arts) is a member of the Future Work Research Group (FASTLab Research Center) and Communication and Media Research (CAMR) Group at University of Newcastle, Australia. He is also a million-selling, multi-award-winning transmedia writer (videogames, movies, television, books, songs, comics), filmmaker, songwriter and actor. He has been a judge for Australian Writers Guild and Australian Directors Guild, and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies.

Research interests include: Applied Evolutionary Epistemology; biological and cultural evolution; creativity and consilience. (Copyright © 02020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.)

Currently, it’s online, listed as:

Somewhat-similar work is in:

StoryAlity #144 – The structure of the meme, the unit of culture in: The Encyclopedia of Information Science & Technology, (Velikovsky 02017)

StoryAlity #132 – The holon/parton structure of the Meme, the unit of culture – and the narreme, or unit of story – book chapter (Velikovsky 02016)

StoryAlity #152 – The Holon/Parton Structure of the Meme, or The Unit of Culture. In the book Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Simulation, and Human-Computer Interaction (02019)

 

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JT Velikovsky, PhD

Evolutionary Creativity Guy

& High-RoI Story / Screenplay / Movie & Transmedia Researcher

& Human & Computer Creativity Researcher

& Evolutionary Systems Analyst

& Evolutionary Culturologist

& Dataist (i.e., that’s my “religion”, see Yuval Noah Harari on it…)

 


 

This post emerges from research in my 02016 doctoral thesis: “Communication, Creativity and Consilience in Cinema”. It is reproduced here for the benefit of fellow bio-cultural scholars, and screenwriting, filmmaking and creativity researchers. 

For more, see also https://aftrs.academia.edu/JTVelikovsky

JT Velikovsky is a million-selling Transmedia writer-director-producer and game designer & writer. He has also been a professional Story Analyst for major movie studios, film funding organizations, and also for the national writer’s guild. He is also a judge for the writers guild and the director’s guild. 

For more, see also the Transmedia-Writing weblog: http://on-writering.blogspot.com/

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6741-066X

Side Note: As a result of the Ph.D, Velikovsky also sometimes does: High-RoI Movie Consulting.
(If you’re a PhD, you are the world expert in: that specific topic. …e.g. …Movie RoI)

REFERENCES

 

Velikovsky, J.T. (02019) “The Holon/Parton Structure of the Meme, or The Unit of Culture.” In Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Simulation, and Human-Computer Interaction, edited by D.B.A Mehdi Khosrow-Pour. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Velikovsky, J.T. (02018). “The Holon/Parton Theory of the Unit of Culture (or the Meme, and Narreme): In Science, Media, Entertainment, and the Arts.” In Technology Adoption and Social Issues: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (1st Edn), edited by IRMA, 1590-1627. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Velikovsky, J.T. (02017). “Chapter 405: The Holon/Parton Structure of the Meme, or, The Unit Of Culture.” In Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition, edited by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, 4666-4678. New York: IGI Global.

Velikovsky, J.T. (02016). “The Holon/Parton Theory of the Unit of Culture (or the Meme, and Narreme): In Science, Media, Entertainment and the Arts.” In Creative Technologies for Multidisciplinary Applications, edited by Andrew Connor and Stefan Marks, 208-246. New York: IGI Global.

 

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