The Difference Between Memes and Mimicry

Memes (Memetics) and Miming (Mimesis) are two different things—but often confused, amidst the rise of Meme Culture.

Some popular memes.

Memes are all around us. As the Gamestop phenomenon revealed, it’s possible to meme a stock into spectacular performance; meme factories capture key cultural moments with in art and words (Elon Musk is…

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Author of “WANTING: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life.” Find more at read.lukeburgis.com

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Author of “WANTING: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life.” Find more at read.lukeburgis.com

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