Re: memetics-digest V1 #1309

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Sun 09 Mar 2003 - 23:39:29 GMT

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    On Sunday, March 9, 2003, at 03:17 PM, memetics-digest wrote:

    > Performance is the television; the meme is the program.

    The _program_ is the performance- TV is the _medium_.

    Nomenclature, indeed.

    > the meme itself is the encoded semantic
    > content which is thus transmitted, and the performance is just a medium
    > by which transmission occurs.

    Interesting hypothesis.

    Explain 'semantic content' as a function of behavior.

    Explain 'transmission' as the sole function of performance.

    And then, please, your explanation of 'performance' somehow being 'just a medium'.

    I'm not sounding like Dace- you're sounding like the soul's apologist, and refusing to see the implications of performance and basic human behavior within spatiotemporal bounds of culture (to more use your terms).

    - Wade

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