From: Alan Patrick (email@example.com)
Date: Mon 28 Nov 2005 - 08:03:03 GMT
Memes as similar to epidemics...quite timely....the Asian flu meme has
spread faster than the flu itself...
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf
Of Ben Dawson
Sent: 26 November 2005 17:24
Subject: Giving a presentation on memetics
I'm an undergraduate University student in Derby, England. As part of
my coursework for the Philosophy of AI module I am studying, I am
giving a presentation on memetics, which is an area of great interest
The presentation is to a group of students who don't have the first
idea about memes, so I have to keep it basic. I'll be talking about
Dawkins's introduction of the concept, giving views from various
people including Blackmore, Dennett and Kate Distin, and giving
viewpoints opposing the theory (Steven Rose, Mary Midgeley).
I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how I could jazz-up this
presentation, in order to put the topic across in a novel way?
For example, I had thought of playing one of those annoying mobile
ringtones at the start in order to demonstrate a clear example of what
a meme could be. However, I'm after something a bit more novel -
something that will really add sparkle to the talk.
Does anyone have any ideas? Or any advice about the talk in general?
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