Digital Pheromones (Work In Progress)
Data-Biological Society, VR
I hope to use a biological perspective to explain the spread of memes and the formation of subcultures in cyberspace. When the digital environment becomes our First Nature, how will the natural landscape change? What kind of behavior will our animality and primitive instinct transfer to? Will biological evolution repeat itself?
I speculated a data-biological society. The digital pheromones composed of memes are secreted and spread in cyberspace. They are smelled and recognized by corresponding vomeronasal organs. Those congeners who exchange digital pheromones form a collective personality by themselves. Different languages, behaviors, habitats and thinking patterns eventually lead to the reproductive isolation among races.