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
- The Meme-verse is the universe of ideas ("memes").
- It is also a virtual space to prototype, test, expand and fine-tune concepts.
Our mission is to...
- foster interdisciplinary thinking across borders.
- by helping physically-remote people
- from different disciplines
- brainstorm on topics ranging from philosophy to business...
- and thereby nurture communities of thinkers and creators
A blend of
- Sociocultural engineering
MemeJam was founded in Silicon Valley by Piero Scaruffi, president
of think tank Omniware.