Sunday, 6 March 2011

The Information by James Gleick

The Information - A History, a Theory, a Flood is a new book, written by James Gleick. It has an extensive section on memes.

A substantial section of it has been published on the Australian Gizmondo website. The title is The Evolution Of The Meme.

The same section has also been published in the Smithsonian Magazine, under the title of What Defines a Meme?

The article covers Hofstadter, chain letters, memetics, internet memes, the gene-meme analogy, etc.

Follow the link to enjoy. James Gleick also has a video about the book:

James Gleick spoke to Googlers about his latest book The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood - on the topic of information theory. The talk is mostly Q&A and - alas - has little about memes.

Another video: The Information - A History, a Theory, a Flood. This one has some bits about memes - starting 39 minutes in.

James Gleick has a blog. There is not much there about memes yet either.

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