Its all due to Memes. That's right, Memes- Biologist Richard Dawkins first coined the term in his book "The Selfish Gene." But the concept had been around even before that. Basically, memes are self-replicating packets of information, just like genes- only memes are ideas.
VirComm is organizing an interdisciplinary, long-distance, long-term collaboratory project called Mememorphosis. The idea is simple. Ideas get pooled. Mixed. Re-distributed. And something comes about that no one expected. Or maybe everyone...
The whole idea was evolved from particpating in OTIS, various postal tape and zine collaborations, our experiences with bands and improvisation, and ideas put forth by everyone from Richard Dawkins to William Burroughs, John Cage, and Negativland. We wish to make it accesible to anyone regardless of net.access, technology available, or media. If someone who weaves rugs and doesn't even own a telephone wants to contribute, ideally we would want the project to still be able to include them.
But just what are we talking about, you ask?
A project that would follow this basic plan:
If you're interested, by all means, contact us.