Replied to My One Word for 2021 is Ideas by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (Read Write Respond)
Reflecting on my year in space last year and my theme of ideas for the new year. For a few years now, inspired by Kath Murdoch, I have been choosing a word to focus on each year. Last year I made a change, where rather than thinking about outcomes, I instead turned to inquiry. Inspired by a few ref...
I like this idea. My own word for the year is “anthropology”, though I haven’t written it out yet as you have.

I can’t help but thinking you picked a helluva a year to choose “space.”

Given your current word, the first few things that come immediately to mind and which you may appreciate are:

  • Matthew Ridley’s talk on When Ideas have sex
  • Richard Dawkins work on the idea of memes in The Selfish Gene (Oxford, 1976). While the whole book is a classic, he’s got a chapter or two specifically on memes where the term was coined.
  • And finally, I was at a presentation last year that had some fascinating framing around the difference between what we mean when we say idea versus concept.

Read on: Feb 6, 2021 at 21:50

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I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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