Memetics / The science of idea propagation

Memetics / The science of idea propagation

Several years ago, a friend of mine gave me a book for my birthday called Thought Contagion. I had not heard of the book or its subject matter, the science of memetics, but I was fascinated by what I read. Author Aaron Lynch explained, concisely and convincingly, how some of the most significant beliefs in society came to be as popular as they are. By the end of the book I felt I understood, for the first time, a great many things that should have been obvious all along. I…

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Today in Movie Culture: Batman vs. Dracula Fan-Made Trailer, How ‘Star Wars’ Was Saved and More

Today in Movie Culture: Batman vs. Dracula Fan-Made Trailer, How ‘Star Wars’ Was Saved and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: There have been many versions of both Batman and Dracula, but this fan-made retro version from Stryder HD pits Michael Keaton against Gary Oldman:   Remade Trailer of the Day: With Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters this weekend, here’s another sweded version of its trailer:   Film Studies Lesson of the Day: This video essay from RocketJump Film School looks at how Star Wars was saved in the editing:   Movie Science of…

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