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Je suis Charlie and why

New must-watch video
'This video will make you angry'
is a brilliant rant about 'thought germs' - and a viral video itself.

The Eye of the Tremes
Watch our New Video. This is based on the idea that the phones, computers and servers we are building are becoming interconnected like neurons in a brain. But this treme machine has no eyes. Or does it? With the advent of drones we may have found the eye of the tremes.

Tremes v temes

 I have had such trouble with the term 'temes' that I am trying 'tremes' instead. I am sorry if this is confusing but I hope it might help.

100 walked out of my lecture on memes. On the RDF website with hundreds of comments. Aug 2014

Practical Memetics: A huge new website by Martin Farncombe devoted to understanding memes in business and organisations, includes extracts from my work.

Paper on memes in science
Kuhn et al 2014 Inheritance patterns in citation networks reveal scientific memes

A fun article on Internet memes in the Virgin Australia Inflight Mag -refers to 'the burgeoning field of memetics'!

The third replicator -

To find out more about temes, watch my TED talk now podcast in English and with a choice of subtitles in 21 other languages! or short lecture at the Hay Festival 2011 "Genes, Memes and Temes"  
read a book chapter
blog from Hassners on my lecture
or read the Feature article in New Scientist .

Podcast interview with Sue on US Public Radio To the best of our knowledge about memes and temes. 29 July 2012

Jonnie Hughes article in The Independent 14 July 2012 on his new book On the Origin of Tepees.

Alan Winfield's 5 minute lecture on dancing robots, from his Artificial Culture Project at UWE Bristol. Interview on dancing robots in BBC News Technology June 2012

Q&A with Sue for Know Your Meme, April 2012

Art experiments with copying and Chinese Whispers by Rachel Cohen

Richard Dawkins on memetically engineering the word "bright" in "Atheist - the Dirty Word"  YouTube

Interview for "The New Evolutionary Enlightenment" on memes and group selection. Also in On From the Exile, in both English and Spanish.

Edge Question 2009 What will change everything?
Read my response - Artificial, self replicating meme machines.

German article in Der Spiegel - machines will enslave us!

Meme Logic, a French blog site in both English and French.


How to get rid of religion - a memetic view
by Floris van den Berg

Imitation makes us human Extract.

Iain Gardner has used a meme copying experiment based on Durer's Rhinoceros to produce this animation.         

The Loo Roll meme !                              

More criticisms from Mary Midgley

French memes!
Now out - Meme Machine in French.
"La théorie des mèmes"

Paris, Max Milo, published 23 Feb 2006
and see the interview in NextModernity Library.

Also Pascal Jouxtel  Comment les systèmes pondent : Une introduction à la mémétique

Hebrew Memes! Interview with Sue, also syndicated.
And The Meme Machine came out in Hebrew - December 2009

"Waking from the meme dream" now in Spanish.

Danger!  Dangerous ideas! Astrophysicist, Paul Davies, writes on free will and memes.

    Virus of the mind
   Jolyon Troscianko


Memetics UK

This site began with the Bristol based memelab. I hope to provide a simple, but useful, resource for finding out what is happening in the world of memes and memetics.

About memes

Links to other memes



Sue's publications on memes.

To watch or listen ...

Interview  on memes with Karol Jalochowski, with subtitles in Polish, Jan 2012

Internet memes on The Pod Delusion 2010

C-Realm podcast - Sue talks to KMO about memes, drugs and Zen. 28 Jan 2009

Genes, memes and temes. Lecture at TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Monterey, CA, 28 Feb 2008

Is God a dangerous delusion? A debate with Alister McGrath at Bristol University, 13.11.2007

Darwin Day Lecture "Darwin's Meme: On the origin of culture by means of natural selection" , , University of Central Lancashire, 12.02.07 Abstract 

The Sci Phi Show - Outcast #8, Interview on Memes, 21 August 2006

The Future of Memetics audio of a lecture given at Pop!Tech 2005

To read ....

my blog at CiF is about Internet memes April 2011

The Edge Question 2010. How is the Internet changing the way you think?  See my response on Self and the Third Replicator as well as previous answers.

Articles in New Humanist - Natural selection applies to everything, in Aesthetica - Memes, Creativity and Consciousness, and  follow up to Massimo Pigliucci's objections to memetics in Skeptical Inquirer 2008.

Art and memes article

Interview for NextModernity Library.

Review of Richerson and Boyd's new book Not by Genes Alone.

Interview for GEO magazine (German), December 2003
Die Tyrannei der Meme.

Interview with Pascal Jouxtel for the la Société Francophone de Mémétique, in both French and English

Memes in Japan

... and Old (1997)! Interview with Andrew Brown for Salon Magazine

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