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Move Your Feet | Know Your Meme

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Move Your Feet | Know Your Meme.

Meme meme (mm) n. A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. [Shortening (modeled on gene), of mimeme from Greek mimma, something imitated, from mimeisthai, to imitate. See mimesis.]

meme /meem/ [By analogy with “gene”] Richard Dawkins’s term for an idea considered as a replicator, especially with the connotation that memes parasitise people into propagating them much as viruses do.

Memes can be considered the unit of cultural evolution. Ideas can evolve in a way analogous to biological evolution. Some ideas survive better than others; ideas can mutate through, for example, misunderstandings; and two ideas can recombine to produce a new idea involving elements of each parent idea.

The term is used especially in the phrase “meme complex” denoting a group of mutually supporting memes that form an organised belief system, such as a religion. However, “meme” is often misused to mean “meme complex”.

Use of the term connotes acceptance of the idea that in humans (and presumably other tool- and language-using sophonts) cultural evolution by selection of adaptive ideas has become more important than biological evolution by selection of hereditary traits. Hackers find this idea congenial for tolerably obvious reasons.

-meme /meem/ n. [coined by analogy with `gene’, by Richard Dawkins] An idea considered as a replicator, esp. with the connotation that memes parasitize people into propagating them much as viruses do. Used esp. in the phrase `meme complex’ denoting a group of mutually supporting memes that form an organized belief system, such as a religion. This lexicon is an (epidemiological) vector of the `hacker subculture‘ meme complex; each entry might be considered a meme. However, `meme’ is often misused to mean `meme complex’. Use of the term connotes acceptance of the idea that in humans (and presumably other tool- and language-using sophonts) cultural evolution by selection of adaptive ideas has superseded biological evolution by selection of hereditary traits. Hackers find this idea congenial for tolerably obvious reasons. Source: Jargon File 4.2.0

Source: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © 1993-2001 Denis Howe and http://www.dictionary.com

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jimi in glitter

jimi in glitter

glitter & sharpie on canvas, 2010. j. easterly

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saxophone 2039

saxophone 2039

acrylic, ink, and glitter on canvas panel, 2011. j. easterly

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Henry Rollins: The Long March Tour Review

“Half of life is fucking up, the other half is dealing with it.”Henry Rollins

I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Rollins at the House of Blues in New Orleans on Monday night.  In 5 words, here is my review:

1) Stimulating

2) Raw

3) Intimate

4) Provoking

5) Assertive

In a nutshell:  definitely worth experiencing once, if not twice…  Just remember, standing room only means what it says, and this man is long-winded and bursting at the seams to share his unique perspective with an audience so make sure you go to the bathroom before the show begins.  And don’t expect him to want to cuddle afterwards.

4.5 Stars (he wouldn’t want to be perfect anyway)

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