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Digital Milgram and the Spreading of Conspiracy Memes…

Social Proof – 1968 Nearly eighty years after Gabriel Tarde’s ruminations about the society of imitation, a research team headed by the social psychologist Stanley Milgram set up an experiment intended to better understand how social influence spreads through the … Continue reading

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Vortex to Virus, Myth to Meme

I’d like to draw attention to Julio Varela’s book “Vortex to Virus, Myth to Meme” and his request for feedback… I’d certainly like to hear more about how the meme is adopted here? Varela writes “In the case of nihilism and … Continue reading

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The Blurb for Virality the Book

The blurb for Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks A new theory of viral relationality beyond the biological “Impressive and ambitious, Virality offers a new theory of the viral as a sociological event.” – Brian Rotman, Ohio State … Continue reading

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Putting the Neuron to Work: 4 of 4

Two Questions Concerning Legitimate Practices and Subjectivation in Neuropersuasion. 4 of 4 Subjectivation at the level of the Neuron. So what kind of subjectivity does neuromarketing present? Here I have found Tarde very useful. His microsociology is not really interested … Continue reading

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Putting the Neuron to Work: 3 of 4

Two Questions Concerning Legitimate Practices and Subjectivation in Neuropersuasion. 3 of 4 Legitimate Practices. These are indeed two questions hanging over my take on the Tardean trajectory into neuron science. I would like to briefly address them here as a … Continue reading

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Putting the Neuron to Work: 2 of 4

2 of 4 Two Questions Concerning Legitimate Practices and Subjectivation in Neuropersuasion. Question Two: What kind of subjectivity does the exploitation of the neurological unconscious suggest? There is also a question posed from within social and cultural theory itself concerning … Continue reading

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Putting the Neuron to Work 1 of 4

1 of 4 Two Questions Concerning Legitimate Practices and Subjectivation in Neuropersuasion. Question One: What is, and what isn’t, considered a legitimate partnership between the business enterprise and brain science. Toward the latter part of Virality I begin to follow … Continue reading

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