Memetic Resistance Party



Heads up from Russell about Sue Blackmore lecture on Memes.

Memes are a 'lovely' way to descibe the ability of humans to pass on information.

Blackmore describes memes as a secondary DNA. Well, that's to presume that the human species doesn't have an inherent reason for language. Memes are not a way of looking at language. You cant use language to inspect itself.

The mutation via distibution is a factor in creativity - we live in a world of simulcra - there are no originals.

Memes and Language

But if memes are responsable for language, I've my gun loaded. For me the sole purpose of creativity is to rid ourselves of the language systems with the aim to find not better but more approapiate forms of interaction between 'things'.

Ownership of the social DNA: Brands are propietry memes. Religion is a proipriety meme. Now - for brands and religion to be memes for humans to absorb is the first application. Brands and Religion to be mematic is more exciting. How do institutes evolve? They normal resist evolution. Brands resist adulation by their audience as this leads to the sincerest form of flattey - that is mimicry.


Blackmore also comments: The internet used us to create itself. Nice try, but I dont 't buy that thinking. The Internet, like all other forms of human communications (war, capitalism, advertising and religion) are extentions of the laguage systen that we are 'blessed' with. Now, inflection of a meme … we let ourselves become influenced, is also a prenomer to the ability to self filter information. There is a big difference between turning away from a message and just not seeing the pattern that makes up the message.

Mematic replication is mimicry of the chemical reactions, something that is not human. Humans are controlled by the reactions asround them, and thus over evolution, we have tried to mimic this power via intervention and mastery. Here, confusion arise between what is free and what is willing.

There needs to be a disncition betwen free will and freedom. Human ability to choose is free will, and this is always to the fault of the parameters presented. Freedom is the notion that you have a rights and permissions.

Free Parties


Free parties resign themselves to oppotunity, freedom of the particpants. and of course the clamp down using the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

"music" includes sounds wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats

The need to regulate memes is possibly the way to blow the cover of mematics. Not all memes are not wanted. Chain letters, Spam, viruses. The promise of benifit..



Again, this is the human trying to master the base system of our surroundings.

Using memes to describe, or understand the way we are, misses the possibilities of relationships between things. Every object is involved with every meme, and thus the signal to noise ration in this analogue is guagassian.
Replication is far more sexy than mere copying. Replication is potencial energy. If you want to channel this potencial energy, then memes is a good technique (lifestyle spending for example). To use memes as a way to see what humans are doing then you're looking at a mirror reflection - it's inverse and possibly distorted (every mirror has a bias). If you want to see the strength of an idea, try and meme it - you'll see whats good in the idea after a dozen or so mutations.


Predicting the outcome of mutation is the hardest part - the world is a pool of parameters, even when you simplify the equation of mutation, as seen in Conways Game of Life, you begin to see the futility of prediction.

From WikiP: The

1. Any live cell with fewer than two neighbours dies, as if by loneliness.
2. Any live cell with more than three neighbours dies, as if by overcrowding.
3. Any live cell with two or three neighbours lives, unchanged, to the next generation.
4. Any dead cell with exactly three neighbours comes to life.

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