From: Wade T. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 20 May 2003 - 02:42:23 GMT
On Monday, May 19, 2003, at 08:21 PM, Joe wrote:
> Internal and
> external, once again, are BOTH essential, and when you reject one side
> of the memtic coin, as with a 'performance-only' model, you are left
> only half a theory.
Again, sorry, but no, the performance model not only does not reject
the internal and the external, and I'm damned if I can see how you come
to that conclusion, but it is the only model that does not ignore how
both of them need to be in concert in order for cultural evolution to
happen, as they are required to be in a cultural venue.
Performer, and observer, and venue. These are the necessary and
sufficient players in the performance model. If you must,
internal/external, external/internal, and external processes.
What is happening internally within the performer and the observer is
self-conscious awareness and socio-biologic conditioning. What is
happening externally is the aesthetics of the venue, and the observed
behavior of the performer within that aesthetic.
Both internal processes and external influences and parameters are
taken into account, and necessary and sufficient for the performance
model, which you have only shown, in such comments as the above, to
have a complete ignorance of understanding.
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