Re: Canadian memetics?

Ton Maas (
Tue, 7 Jul 1998 20:13:10 +0200

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Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 20:13:10 +0200
From: Ton Maas <>
Subject: Re: Canadian memetics?

>Sorry for bothering all of you with this, but I will be thankful if someone
>from this list could give me some information about any Canada based
>memetic institutions or individuals. I'm moving next month to Vancouver
>(most probably) and I would like to make some closer contacts with people
>there involved in memetics (and related) activities.

This may be a little off topic (memetics proper), but one of the most
stimulating (if obscure) intellectauls of our time is teaching at Simon
Frazer. His name is Anthony Wilden and he's a professor of communication
there. Both Francisco Varela and myself are _great_ fans of his work, which
is a highly original version of 2nd generation cybernetics he calls
"Context Theory". He was a student of both Gregory Bateson and Rene Girard.
Among his works are "System & Structure" (Tavistock), "Man & Woman, War &
Peace" and "The Rules Are No Game" (both RKP). If you're interested, I can
give you his co-ordinates.


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