Design Out Of Chaos

Usage of the term meme within mainstream media has increased significantly since we first started tracking it via google alerts over the last 12 months. As with all new terms making their way into the lingua franca of business its interpretation and application varies widely.

Memeticist and author Susan Blackmore recently gave an interesting talk at TED titled Memes and Temes. She defined memes as that which is immitated or information which is copied from person to person.

The first half of Susans talk provides a useful introduction to the concept of memes while the second half provides a conversation starter on memes, genes and temes. Runtime is 20 minutes and recommended viewing in full.

D6 Conference

The sixth annual D:All Things Digital Conference was held at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara in Carlsbad, CA this week. Our pick of this years sessions was co-host Kara Swisher interviewing Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook. Part one covers Facebooks past and present. Part two discusses digital identity and what steps Facebook is taking to address privacy issues. Video highlights of all other D6 interviews are available for viewing on the D6 Highlights page.