From: William Benzon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 22 May 2003 - 00:58:07 GMT
on 5/20/03 11:20 AM, Reed Konsler at email@example.com wrote:
> Actually, I still think there is only one kind: the mind-meme. Like I said
> before, I think performances are expressions, like phenotypes. But, I'm
> still entertaining the idea (becuase I find it interesting) that there could
> be (even exclusively be) performance-memes.
In my view, performances are cultural phenotypes. That's what I said in
that long pile of music notes I posted.
Note that, by performance, I mean not only the publicly observable sights or
sounds, or touches, or odors, whatever, but also the neural and motor
activity in those who make and apprehend the performance. All of that is a
single phenotype. Each individual performance is a different phenotype.
These phenotypes are thus very strange entities, spread over a number of
The memes are publicly perceptible aspects of the performance. Depending on
the nature of the performance, the redness of an apple may be a meme, or the
phase of waveform, etc.
For more detail, consult that pile of musical notes: music, memes, and
-- William L. Benzon 708 Jersey Avenue, Apt. 2A Jersey City, NJ 07302 201 217-1010 "You won't get a wild heroic ride to heaven on pretty little sounds."--George Ives Mind-Culture Coevolution: http://asweknowit.ca/evcult/ =============================================================== This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing) see: http://www.cpm.mmu.ac.uk/jom-emit
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