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)
On the giallo genre, and its impact on the `slasher’ movies in the top 20 RoI movies.
My Memetics Manifesto.
`Interventions and Intersections’ – The 2014 UWS Postgraduate Conference: conference photos, an overview, and my own 20-min paper (Powerpoint presentation) on the StoryAlity Theory.
On reductionism and determinism and expansionism and indeterminism.
A filmed PowerPoint presentation of a paper: “Weapons of Mass Instruction: Memetic Engineering and Directed Biocultural Evolution” (40 mins) given by JT Velikovsky at the `Initiating Change by Design’ Symposium, at University of Western Sydney in 2014.
EO Wilson, Csikszentmihalyi and Daniel C Dennett on memes – and also Tooby and Cosmides on evolutionary psychology, and what emotions actually are. (And, what they’re for.)