4 phases of culture
Seed - when a new cultural idea/scene/concept is planted.
This covers all aspects of culture in all its forms.
Cultivate - nurturing the seeds of culture allowing them the space to grow and develop away from financial or media pressure.
Replicate - when a seed is identified by mass media or branded and replicated, reaching a larger audience, often losing any authenticity.
Echo - The diluted remains of the original seed that have infiltrated into common culture.
When something jumps straight from the seed to the replication phase without being cultivated it usually lacks authenticity and feels fake or contrived.