Meme = Idea that spreads from mind to mind, and evolves like a living organism
Jam = Group Improvisation (jazz, rock)
The basic idea was born out of several frustrations:
  • Employ social networking software to "create" collaboratively, not just to "socialize"
  • Use the web to foster interdisciplinary thinking, not super-specialized conversations
  • Beyond information and knowledge: wisdom
  • Beyond noise (search engines) and relevance (search engines?): inspiration (browse for inspiration)
  • Remove the physical limitation of the computer screen
  • Get rid of Web 2.0 (which was basically the corporate takeover of the Web)

The Meme-verse:
  • The Meme-verse is the universe of ideas ("memes").
  • It is also a virtual space to prototype, test, expand and fine-tune concepts.
  • A metaverse not of objects and people but of ideas that compete, merge, evolve

See my introductory essays on:

MemeJam was founded in 2015 in Silicon Valley by Piero Scaruffi.