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Talks on Virality (part two)

(Goldsmiths 22nd Oct) Durkheim and Tarde provided two distinct and competing theories of the social… On one hand, there is Durkheim’s Collective Consciousness… Wherein anomalies are regarded as a “necessary evil,” since their common rejection helps to regulate the collective … Continue reading

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Images from Virality – future project with artists at UEL

As part of a potential joint project between authors and artists at UEL (intended to explore how the concepts in a book like Virality might be morphed into media other than a book, or how the material below might be … Continue reading

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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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