The Art of Memetics

The Art of Memetics
by Michael Szul on 2008-03-31 07:54:47
tags: memes, memetics, wes unruh

Want more Wes Unruh? We mentioned previously that Wes Unruh was working on a book, with co-author Edward Wilson, called The Art of Memetics. In Wes' own words:

This book combines marketing, magic, theory on group minds, and memetics, while using the concept of networked complex systems (cybernetics) to explain how ideas, goals, and desires can manifest in one’s environment and through social interaction. It’s in many ways an engineering book for magicians on synchronicity. We believe that taking these tools from marketing, institutional control systems, and giving them away freely in a book written for the culture jammer, will only strengthen the community internally (plus we do want to sell a few books we've worked on this book for over a year.)

We don't have a sales page or website for the book yet, and what is available is available for friends and people who’ve kept up with this blog. What is available is nearly the final first edition (still contains typos) and includes Introduction by J. Matheny, table of contents, Forward by Taylor Ellwood, over a hundred footnotes, and an extensive bibliography. When the first edition comes out (complete with Index and ISBN number) the cover price will be $24.99 USD. What we now have available is at the lower price of $23.23 USD, and a digital copy is only $5.

Wes has been a valued writer for Key 64 over the years, so please spread the word.