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memetics

(philosophy)
/me-met'iks/ The study of memes.

As of mid-1993, this is still an extremely informal and speculative endeavor, though the first steps toward at least statistical rigor have been made by H. Keith Henson and others. Memetics is a popular topic for speculation among hackers, who like to see themselves as the architects of the new information ecologies in which memes live and replicate.
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A Memetic Algorithm (MA) [82] for solving linear equations systems is proposed in paper [67].
Milner's The World Made Meme: Public Conversations and Participatory Media builds on Shifman's (2014) discussion of Internet memes, though it is equivocal when it comes to her argument that digital technology revitalizes "memetics." In a polished analysis, Milner examines a series of memes generated by Anglophone, U.S.-centered subcultures on sites like 4chan, Imgur, and Reddit in the period from 2010 to 2015.
Furthermore, IE situational awareness requires a detailed understanding of individuals, social groups, behavior dynamics, communication architectures, exploitation of narratives, and target audience vulnerabilities, as well as the newly emerging techniques of real-time, live big data analytics, social media scraping, and memetic warfare.
Much of what goes under the heading of blackletter constitutional law also has a memetic character.
(20.) Jack Zipes, "What Makes a Repulsive Frog So Appealing: Memetics and Fairy Tales," Journal of Folklore Research, 45 no.
"Memes Through (Social) Minds." In Darwinizing Culture: The Status of Memetics as a Science, ed.
Memetics can take off once we have a better idea of how brains manage information (it is in search of subject matter).
The first chapter expands upon some of the ideas in Zipes's recent books that incorporate memetics as a means of explaining the pervasiveness of fairy tales in the West.
While the author briefly and elegantly explains the power of meme theory (memetics) he mostly writes compelling historical narrative and humanist social critique around a short set of memes that he defines, and that breathe life into how religious ideas propagate for better and for worse.
The internet and memetics. Retrieved from http://pespmc1 .vub.ac.be/Conf/MemePap/Marshall.html