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Meme Lecture / Performance
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13 January 2015
By Lee Walton
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Memes and Temes: A Replicate Talk

Unknown to the audience, Theodore Bouloukos, (a professional actor) is replicating a lecture given by Susan Blackmore on TED about Memes . Every word and image in Blackmore's lecture was replicated by Bouloukos. At the end of the lecture, Theodore screens the original lecture (seen below), thus revealing his imitation. However, the ideas and concepts of Blackmore's talk were still transmitted, although slightly mutated...

AN IMITATION TALK

Susan Blackmore: Memes and Temes

Susan Blackmore studies memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. She makes a bold new argument: Humanity has spawned a new kind of meme, the teme, which spreads itself via technology -- and invents ways to keep itself alive - TED

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