From: Scott Chase (email@example.com)
Date: Thu 26 May 2005 - 12:41:18 GMT
--- Robin Faichney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 11:19:58 PM, Scott Chase
> > --- Robin Faichney <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Hi Scott, not sure about your concept of
> >> "infocentrism", because,
> >> though I absolutely agree that context is very
> >> neglected, it too
> >> can be understood in terms of information: it can
> >> considered the
> >> key that decodes the "central" information, be
> >> DNA or whatever.
> >> For instance, Wittgenstein's "language game" is
> >> key that unlocks
> >> the meaning of any utterance.
> >> I have my own take on information, discussed here
> >> way back but not
> >> recently. I'll restrain myself to mentioning the
> >> website for now:
> >> www.mmmi.org, where mmmi stands for mind, matter,
> >> meaning and
> >> information.
> > Wow! Haven't seen you post here in a LONG time.
> > Welcome back.
> Thanks very much. I've been focusing on other things
> for a couple of
> years so not only have I not been posting here but
> I'm generally out of
> touch with developments in memetics. I've just
> ordered The Electric
> Meme but I'm sure there's plenty more I need to
> read. I'd be
> interested in people's ideas on what have been the
> most important
> publications over, say, the last 2-3 years.
Kate Distin's book _The Selfish Meme_ is pretty recent and good too. She posts here often. I've had issues with Aunger's book _The Electric Meme_ that I posted about over the past months. There are parts of it still beyond me though. I liked the compilation he helped put together _Darwinizing Culture_, but you might have seen that already, given it's been out for quite some time. Benzon, who also posts here, has a book on music with some memetics thrown in called
_Beethoven's Anvil_ that's pretty good. He has an idea that people sort of mind meld or couple together that I found interesting, I think along the lines that people engaged in a common activity will collapse upon each other, neurally speaking. They are almost as one wrt neural states.
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