Wherein I examine the replication success of “yada yada” and “yada yada yada”. Cultural Evolution, in language memes.
Examining the evolution of memes (i.e., units of culture) by tracking the word “Brangelina” in Google Books, using Google NGram Viewer. Applied Culturology! Charles Darwin noted that words and languages evolve, way back in 1871. Memetics! Culture evolves.
A post on The CES (Cultural Evolution Society) – and some responses to the great article `A Forty Year Update on Meme Theory’ (Brewer 2016)
A link to my PhD thesis (free PDF online), and, a list of people I forgot to thank.
The ANZCA2016 annual conference. (The Australian and New Zealand Communication Association = ANZCA)
On `the Anna Karenina principle’ (Diamond 1997) and movie success.
My Memetics Manifesto.
Why postmodernist “Theory” and Continental Philosophy is dead as disco. Consilience has finally arrived.