Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Richard Dawkins - Just for Hits

Dawkins gives a brief lecture on memes - that disintegrates into a psychedelic light show five minutes in.

He seems to claim that internet memes are distinguished from other memes by being memetically engineered. Of course, that isn't right - internet memes are popular internet-transmitted memes.

Memeophobe Andrew Brown takes a moment to contribute some sour grapes in Richard Dawkins and the meaningless meme.

Memeophobe Jerry Coyne weighs in as well - in Dawkins as you’ve never seen him before.

Dawkins was interviewed at the same event. There's also a "making of" video from the folks behind the visuals - and a panel discussion from the event: Just For Hits: Memes and the Internet as an incubator of creativity.

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