Re: PROMOTION: Spreading the memes

Bartley R. Troyan (
Wed, 10 Mar 1999 09:49:02 -0500

Scott Badger wrote:
> I was glancing at a calendar today . . . 365 sheets, each with a pretty
> picture of children doing cute things and a semi-thoughtful quote, and I
> started thinking how nice it would be to see a calendar spreading Extropian
> memes via Extropian-related quotes linked with Extropian art. If we don't
> have enough art for 365 days, do we have enough for 52 weeks? I bet we
> could come up with 52 good quotes that best represent Extropian principles.
> I would ask Natasha to consider overseeing how the art might be linked to
> the quotes once they were gathered. Perhaps the final product could be in
> the form of a screensaver and offered through CNET and other screensaver
> sites? Or actually marketed through bookstores for a profit.

Did somebody say "link quotes with artwork"? I HREF you to (Just-So Literary Postcards), where exactly that is already being done, albeit with classic art and literature.

I can't think of a much better way to spread a meme to another person, than to send them an Extropian e-card. Would make for a good way to get transhuman artwork projected onto more eyeballs, at least. Along with an appropriate, uplifting quote.

I can set something like that up rather easily. Needs a database back-end to work well, though. I guess I could donate the server space and db for it.

The hardest part, really, is to pick out which image to associate with which quote, so they "click" together well.

-Bart Troyan
(Just-So webmaster)

> Your thoughts?
> Scott B.