'When I talk about memetica ecologica, I do so as something like a rhetorical historiography of the present -- a historiography that is contemporaneous, a form of journalism or field research reporting. I'm your investigative reporter on the ground but also in the sky -- helicoptering over the scene, except that the view from the sky goes much farther than that -- to a space station or satellite. And it goes the other way too -- we're on a fantastic voyage through your veins and digging into atoms, etc.
But this historiography is rhetorical, too, in that it is both descriptive and constructive; it instructs and informs, but it also seeks to stimulate and provoke. I'm ultimately seeking to get you to see things, partly, how I see see them, if only for the time you're reading this.
-Memetica Ecologica project notes, 25 Sept 2020
Ben Bennett-Carpenter teaches at a university in the Great Lakes region of North America and coaches at Sollars & Associates, Inc.