'I observe that the language of "information" runs across all domains and often is the core or grounding language or concept no matter what the domain, field, or discipline.
"Memes" are simply one of the latest and most popular versions of this. But an annoying internet meme is like an annoying pimple -- it gets all the attention but there's still a whole body, a whole organism, a whole person that goes with it.
Maybe we have to pop a social media meme in order to get relieved of it and get back to the larger dynamics, the larger realities of the construction, flows, and interactions of information.
-Memetica Ecologica project notes, adapted, 25 Sept 2020
Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter teaches at a public university in the Great Lakes region of North America and coaches at Sollars & Associates and independently.