virus: The Discipline of Translation

Reed Konsler (
Tue, 1 Jul 1997 10:41:33 -0400 (EDT)

>Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 10:45:24 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Tim Rhodes <>

>2) The "gravitational properties" of meme implies a reason for consciously
>moving memes into the unstable regions. By so doing one may be able to
>use their gravitational influence to pull larger meme-complexes within the
>system into new (more benifical) trajectories.

Wow, Tim. You're looking into my mind. But, dammit! You're giving away
one of the punchlines early. It was exactly this sort of image I was
thinking about
when I looked at David's original T-grid.

Richard, of course, introduced me to this idea in VoM. He talks therein about
intentionally selecting memes and then allowing "cognitive dissonance" to alter
your meme sphere. Power of faith? Who knows. I haven't completely made
sense of it (to myself) yet.


Reed Konsler