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Contagious Brain Blurbs (’05)

Curated Interactive Art Show

07/15/2005 – 08/06/2005, Polvo Gallery, Chicago

‘Contagious Brain Blurbs’ is a show by ‘dottedquad’ (Hyunjoo Oh / Noah Shibley) about the trajectory of the meme life-cycle: ‘encoding and dispersal’, ‘decoding’, ‘storage’ and ‘reinfection.’ The works are a series of models illustrating the evolution of memes that are employing genetic algorithms and virtual ecosystems as well as highlighting their mutational process through their change in media or concept from an original form to a possibly evolved or degraded new form.

-Vector: an organism that does not cause disease itself but which spreads infection by conveying pathogens from one host to another. Henrik Bjarneskans

-Meme [mi:m’]: a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation Richard Dawkins, 1976