Date: Thu 22 May 2003 - 16:43:25 GMT
> On Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at 09:34 PM, Joe wrote:
> > Latent is still existent.
> Not to culture it is not. I've already given an unequivocal example of
> an extinct culture- there is nothing 'latent' in that artifact, and
> nothing 'latent' in the Tlingit brains that observed it that will
> bring it back to cultural life.
But all that has to happen for the latent mind-meme to become active is for the person who posssesses it to decide to communicate it; it is already understood by that person, unlike an artifact that no one understands.
> > This commonality of intended meaning
> > perduring through a plurality of nonrelational actions is something
> > that your model cannot wrap its methodology around
> To the contrary, these are the very things, if I understand you
> correctly, that the performance model totally enjoins- it is precisely
> the plurality of non-relational and relational actions that it
> explains and works into its model. It is the only methodology, IMHO,
> that does not ignore the fact of performance and the influence of
> chance and accident and the very fact that performance is not entirely
> intention at any time.
> Again, by your raising this objection, I can only see that you do not
> understand the performance model.
By your answer, I can see that you do not understand my objection. Let me try to repeat it, using, as far as possible monosyllabic words. Writing is one type of performance, speaking another, and miming a third. They are VERY different performances, yet using any one of them, a trasmitter, that is, performer, can communicate, that is, transmit, the same information to an audient, that is, recipient. The information, therefore must be ENCODED in each performance in differing ways, rather than being IDENTICAL to differing performances in each case.
> Would you please play devil's advocate for a spell and tell me how the
> performance model works?
But it doesn't, for the reason stated above, among others.
> - Wade
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