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.)
A formal Outline of a Science of Memetics: (1) Definitions, (2) The Theory, and (3) some Heuristics for – The scientific paradigm of Memetic Culturology.
What were the first feature films of 15 awesome Directors – and what do they all have in common?
Quotes from David Sloan Wilson on Evolutionary Social Constructivism, from a chapter in `Evolution, Literature, Film: A Reader’ (2010). Also Donald Campbell and DK Simonton on BVSR and Creativity.
An overview of Cinemetrics (e.g. Tsivian, Civjans, Salt, Bordwell, Thompson etc) – for studying Average Shot Lengths in movies.
Key concepts in Systems Theory & Cybernetics – and: Biological and Cultural Evolution as systems
Predictions of the StoryAlity Theory: a Top 20 RoI Feature Film is scientifically predicted (i.e.: is due to emerge from the international feature film system), in: January 2014. And – here are the film’s predicted characteristics.
A 20-minute presentation on StoryAlity Theory (i.e.: CPT and Film Screenwriting) from the I&I conference 2013 – (1) The Abstract, (2) Filmed Footage [20 mins], and, (3) the PowerPoint Presentation.