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From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Tue 27 May 2003 - 20:26:13 GMT

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    On Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at 03:47 PM, Joe wrote:

    > It does NOT deny agency to performance; that's how memes get
    > proliferated. But they are nevertheless memes before, during and after
    > their proliferation, both within minds (cognitive encoding) and between
    > them (speaking, writing, demonstration, and other performance-
    > encodings.)

    I always seek conciliation, and here is an opening.

    I like that phrase, "they are memes before, during, and after". This is more definitional than procedural, and the performance model is pretty strictly a procedural model willing to wander around with a few definitions, so here's its adaptation of this phrase.

    Meme t1- ideation/cognitive gestalt (performer) Meme t2- performance/cognitive gestalt/venue Meme t3- observation/cognitive gestalt

    NB that the ideation during t1 (in the cognitive gestalt of the performer) is not necessarily mirrored or replicated through the observation (by the cognitive gestalt of the observer) in t3, and only t2 can supply cultural meaning (by establishing the parameters of performance).

    This is the performance model of cultural evolution, and, locating memetic agencies by temporal and agent location

    - Wade

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