You can now watch my talk from the Cultural Evolution Society conference 2022 on YouTube. I presented an updated version of this talk with new quantitative results at the Iconicity Seminar organized by Ian Joo. Here is my abstract and slides from that talk. A draft coming up soon!
The Cultural Evolution Society conference 2022, 21-23 September 2022, Aarhus University. Full title: ‘From iconic pictures to “grammatical” templates: Modeling the evolution of internet memes’, co-author: Xavier Rodrigues.