Meme = Idea that spreads from mind to mind, and evolves like a living organism
Jam = Group Improvisation (jazz, rock)
The basic idea was born out of several frustrations:
- Employ social networking software to "create" collaboratively, not just to "socialize"
- Use the web to foster interdisciplinary thinking, not super-specialized conversations
- Beyond information and knowledge: wisdom
- Beyond noise (search engines) and relevance (search engines?): inspiration (browse for inspiration)
- Remove the physical limitation of the computer screen
- Get rid of Web 2.0 (which was basically the corporate takeover of the Web)
- The Meme-verse is the universe of ideas ("memes").
- It is also a virtual space to prototype, test, expand and fine-tune concepts.
- A metaverse not of objects and people but of ideas that compete, merge, evolve
See my introductory essays on: