Platitudes are memes (in Dawkins’ original sense) and optimally self-propagate through minds, artefacts and other information-processing systems in direct proportionality to the extent that they provide mechanisms, not for individuation or narcissistic self-validation, but for the regeneration of the assumptions, the grammatical and logical rules, and the gestalt contexts from which they derive. We do […]
Human minds are self-propagating patterns of information that are implicitly biased towards seeking biological, cultural and technological methods of (self-)reproduction.
The conditions which exist within a culture which might allow, indicate or in some sense cultivate the psychological and behavioural possibility of and preponderance to mass shootings is complex and not attributable to any single cause…
A meme is, more or less, simply a unit of information – a quantum of cultural communication. This is information stored, compressed, perhaps encoded or encrypted in some way. This information is encoded in such a manner that it can be unpacked or decrypted in useful ways. This generation of meaning clearly already exists within […]