People often ask me what to read on a particular subject, if you are interested in memes and tremes (the third replicator), here are my suggestions,
My books and articles on all topics are listed in Publications. Find a complete list of my publications on memes at my memetics site and a list of publications and podcasts on tremes – my proposed third replicator.
“The Three Memeteers” Daniel Dennett, Susan Blackmore, Richard Dawkins
My TED lecture Genes, memes and temes. 2008. Now with subtitles in 23 languages.
The Meme Machine , Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press 1999
Dangerous Memes; or what the Pandorans let loose. In Cosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context, edited by Steven Dick and Mark Lupisella 2010
Memetics does provide a useful way of understanding cultural evolution. In Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology, Ed. Francisco Ayala and Robert Arp, Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell, 255-72. 2010 (paired with a critical article by William Wimsat this chapter deals with the arguments for and against memetics)
Blackmore (2010) Dangerous Memes; or what the Pandorans let loose. In Cosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context, Ed. Steven Dick and Mark Lupisella, NASA 297-318
Blackmore, S. (2010) Artificial self-replicating meme machines. In: This Will Change Everything: Ideas that will shape the future. Ed. John Brockman, Harper Perenniel pp 135-8 Reprint of my response to the Edge Question 2009
Memes, minds and imagination. In Imaginative Minds (Proceedings of the British Academy). Ed. Ilona Roth, Oxford University Press, pp 61-78, 2007
The meme’s eye view. In Darwinizing Culture: The Status of Memetics as a Science, Ed. R.A.Aunger, Oxford; Oxford University Press.
Blackmore, S.J. (2005) Even deeper misunderstandings of memes: Commentary on Gil-White, In Perspectives on Imitation: From Mirror Neurons to Memes, Ed. S. Hurley and N. Chater, MIT Press Vol 2 406-9
Blackmore, S.J. (2005) Evidence for memetic drive?: Commentary on Iacoboni, In Perspectives on Imitation: From Mirror Neurons to Memes, Ed. S. Hurley and N. Chater, MIT Press Vol 1 203-5
Blackmore, S.J. (2005) A possible confusion between mimetic and memetic. In Perspectives on Imitation: From Mirror Neurons to Memes, Ed. S. Hurley and N. Chater, MIT Press Vol 2 396-8
Blackmore, S.J. (2005) Can memes meet the challenge?: Commentary on Chater and Greenberg. In Perspectives on Imitation: From Mirror Neurons to Memes, Ed. S. Hurley and N. Chater, MIT Press Vol 2 409-11
Blackmore, S. (2003) The evolution of meme machines. In Meneghetti, A. et al. Ontopsychology and Memetics, Rome, Psicologica Editrice, pp 233-240.
See also a Note on Ontopsychology.
This paper is also available in French, Portuguese, Italian, and Russian.
Blackmore, S.J. (2002) Memes as good science. In M. Shermer (Ed) The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience, Santa Barbara, CA., ABC-Clio, 652-663. Reprint of Blackmore,S.J. 1997 The power of the meme meme. The Skeptic (US), 5 No 2, 43-49
Blackmore,S.J. 1999 Waking from the Meme Dream. In The Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Science and Our Day-to-day Lives, Ed. G.Watson, S.Batchelor and G.Claxton, London, Rider, 112-122. Also available in Italian and French at http://zenmontpellier.multimania.com/Meme.html
http://zenmontpellier.multimania.com/Memes.html, and in Spanish in Dharma, 1, 21-9, 2005. Also re-published on the SAND Website, 23 April 2019.
Blackmore, S.J. 2005 Implications for memetics. Commentary on Steels, L and Belpaeme, T. Coordinating perceptually grounded categories through language: A case study for colour. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 490 PDF
Evolution and memes: The human brain as a selective imitation device. Cybernetics and Systems, 32, 225-255. 2001
Italian translation Blackmore S. (2003), “I memi e lo sviluppo del cervello”, in KOS 211, aprile 2003, pp. 56-64.
German translation Blackmore S. (2003) “Evolution und Meme: Das menschliche Gehirn als selektiver Imitationsapparat.”.
Blackmore,S. 2001 Evolution and memes: The human brain as a selective imitation device. Cybernetics and Systems, 32, 225-255. View PDF
Italian translation Blackmore S. (2003), “I memi e lo sviluppo del cervello”, in KOS 211, aprile 2003, pp. 56-64. View PDF
German translation “Evolution und Meme: Das menschliche Gehirn als selektiver Imitationsapparat” Gene, Meme und Gehirne: Geist und Gesellschaft als Natur Eine Debatte,Ed. Becker, A., Mehr, C., Nau, H.H., Reuter, G. und Stegmüller, D. Frankfurt am Main, Suhrkamp, 2003, 49-89 View PDF
Bull,L., Holland,O. and Blackmore,S. 2000 On meme-gene coevolution. Artificial Life, 6, 227-235
Blackmore,S.J. 1999 Meme machines and consciousness, Journal of Intelligent Systems, 9, 355-376 abstract
Copy that: a response, on the third replicator, New York Times, 3 September 2010
The third replicator, Debate in the New York Times, 22 August 2010
Natural selection applies to everything. New Humanist, May, June 2006, 23-24
Memes, Creativity and Consciousness. Aesthetica, May, June, July 2006 Issue 13, 50
Blackmore,S.J. 2002 Meditation as meme weeding. New Ch’an Forum, No 26, Summer 2002, 22-26
Blackmore,S.J. 2000 Do memes make sense? Yes. Free Inquiry, Summer 2000, 42-44 (with commentary “No” by Michael Bradie) Reprinted in Think: Philosophy for Everyone, No 5. Autumn 2003, 21-26
Blackmore,S.J. 1999 The Y2K meme. The Psychologist, 12, No 12, 599
Blackmore,S.J. 1999 The forget meme not theory. Times Higher Education Supplement, 26 February,
Blackmore,S.J. 1999 Meme, myself, I. New Scientist, 13 March, 40-44
Meme, myself, I. New Scientist, 13 March, 40-44, 1999
My discussion with Jordan Peterson on Premier Christian Radio, part of The Big Conversation video series from Unbelievable? “Do we need God to make sense of life?”. 8 June 2018
Interview with Mel van Dusen at his home in California, on Genes, memes and tremes, 08 August 2017
Dan Dennett has sent me a link to his latest lecture at the Santa Fe Institute – and there’s lots about memes (May 2017)
Talk at CogNovo’s summer school “ColLaboratoire” (University of Plymouth), ‘Consciousness in treme machines’. Inspired by the students’ question ‘Could the Internet be conscious?’ 19 August 2016 watch on Vimeo
“Genes, Memes and Tremes” on TV in Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, May 2015 (The whole programme is 43 minutes long, my interview is from 20:21 to 26:00)
Eyes of the tremes? Our (2 min) Video, inspired by the idea that phones, computers and servers are becoming interconnected like neurons in a brain. Does the advent of drones give this vast treme machine eyes?
The Perfect Human Being (De Volmaakte Mens) on Dutch public TV 2015. This episode –Human versus Machine –includes a conversation between me and Nick Bostrom with host Bas Heijne (the clip involving us starts around 16.40)
Did Darwin kill God? interview on memes. BBC1 31 March 2009
My TED lecture Genes, memes and temes. 2008. Now with subtitles in 23 languages.
Listen to Podcasts
Panel discussion, Richard Dawkins: The Rational Revolutionary, from Intelligence Squared, London 14 July 2016 Podcast
“The viral mind of Susan Blackmore” interviewed on Litopia after Dark, 27 March 2015
Cologne Conference Futures, 6 October 2014. Listen to my talk on ‘Memes, tremes and the future of consciousness’.
Podcast interview on US Public Radio To the best of our knowledge about memes and temes. 29 July 2012
Susan Blackmore, Robert Wright and Richard Dawkins: Memes podcast (audio) – 6 Dec 2011
Internet memes: interview at The Pod Delusion 18th March 2011. This interview was about the BBC Radio 4 programme “What’s in a meme?” which I presented on 22 March 2011.
BBC Radio 4 I presented the radio programme What’s in a meme? with Rickrolling, Old Spice Man and ceiling cats. 22 March 2011
Read more about Internet memes
Read more on my blog at CiF or listen at The Pod Delusion
C-Realm podcast – Sue talks to KMO about memes, drugs and Zen. 28 Jan 2009
BBC Radio 4, 9 a.m. Start the Week, discussion on memes and the value of experience, with Andrew Marr, 27.10.2008
Is God a dangerous delusion? A debate with Alister McGrath at Bristol University, 13.11.2007
The Sci Phi Show – Outcast #8, Interview on Memes, 21 August 2006
For more see my memetics site.