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Why are some ideas, processes and products (or, memes) popular, and others not? And - What is the unit of culture? For that matter: What is `Culture'? This short book synthesizes the Systems Model of Creativity (Csikszentmihalyi 1988, 2014) and Evolutionary Epistemology (Campbell 1974) to explain why some things are popular, and defines and describes the structure of the Meme, the unit of culture (Dawkins 1976).
One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from?
With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to address an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture, Johnson provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward.
Beginning with Charles Darwin's first encounter with the teeming ecosystem of the coral reef and drawing connections to the intellectual hyperproductivity of modern megacities and to the instant success of YouTube, Johnson shows us that the question we need to ask is, What kind of environment fosters the development of good ideas? His answers are never less than revelatory, convincing, and inspiring as Johnson identifies the seven key principles to the genesis of such ideas, and traces them across time and disciplines.
Most exhilarating is Johnson's conclusion that with today's tools and environment, radical innovation is extraordinarily accessible to those who know how to cultivate it. Where Good Ideas Come From is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how to come up with tomorrow's great idea
The site started life as an illustrated reference book of weird and wonderful Gods. But when the first draft was put online, the concept exploded in all directions and demanded a site of its very own. Thus Godchecker.com was born.
Image Atlas investigates cultural differences and similarities by indexing top image results for given search terms across local engines throughout the world. Visitors can refine or expand their comparisons from the 57 countries currently available, and sort by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or alphabetical order.
Kenneth Goldsmith, poète et enseignant new-yorkais, a fondé en 1996 http//www.ubu.com, site connu sous le nom d'UbuWeb. Il rassemble des sons, mais aussi des textes et des vidéos, de toutes les avant-gardes artistiques occidentales
The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
Leave your preconceived notions of ancient art at home. A groundbreaking exhibition at Harvard University's Arthur M. Sackler Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, shows how marble statues actually looked in antiquity: covered from head to toe in paint..
Internet Slang Words and Computer Slang
Le site emploi formation des metiers de la culture et de la communication
The Walker's webcasting program features a wide range of public programs, including lectures, readings, and presentations involving artists, scholars, and critics of contemporary art and culture.
"Abstraction may be discovered or produced, may be material or immaterial, but abstraction is what every hack produces and affirms."
La culture digitale s'incarne dans une multitude d'evenements et lieux multimedias. MCD se fait l'echo de ces initiatives en mettant en avant l'actualite de ce secteur au travers d'un agenda, de bloc-notes, d'annonces, de communiques
This blog is a public notepad for some of Bernhard Rieder ideas on actual and potential connections between technology, culture and politics
Visual Aesthetices in early computing (1950-80), computer-generated images from the 60's and 70's
Mumble Online Magazine focuses on the infinite nouns and verbs that influence contemporary art and street culture, directly and indirectly.
Vectors maps the multiple contours of daily life in an unevenly digital era, crystallizing around themes that highlight the social, political, and cultural stakes of our increasingly technologically-mediated existence.
Plus qu une plate-forme sur Internet, artishoc est une mutualite d acteurs de la culture. Les acteurs du reseau cherchent avant tout a valoriser la qualite des contenus culturels et artistiques et a les mettre a disposition des equipes culturel
Design news and inspiration
Dynamique, pluridisciplinaire et multilingue, LIS@RT est un outil de communication sur Internet cree pour donner a lire les initiatives artistiques et culturelles existantes et emergentes de la region Midi-Pyrenees.
Rizoma was created to become sort of a datapool of counter-information and resistance, with lots of articles, interviews, texts, translations (mainly from English), poetry, galleries, and reports about underground and activist movements and both the old a
frieze magazine was set up in 1991 and is the leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. frieze is published eight times a year and includes essays, reviews and columns by today s most forward-thinking writers, artists and curators.
le blog des tendances et des curiosites creatives! Art numerique, design hypermedia - interactif, design graphique, webdesign, illustration, machinima et jeu video
Lieu de decouverte, d'apprentissage et d'initiation aux technologies de l'information et de la communication, a la Cite des sciences et de l'industrie, Paris
Vjsoft using a nintendo ds and vvvv
Dada photomontages (and collages, for that matter) are made up of fragments of images and text from the popular culture. Not just words, but clipped bits of newspapers, posters, catalogs, tickets, letters, and fakes of the same.