Re: venue examples

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Mon 23 Jun 2003 - 14:02:57 GMT

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    On Monday, June 23, 2003, at 09:16 AM, Lawrence wrote:

    > Wade, are you thinking of the venue as something that someone arranges
    > deliberately in order to influence the transmission of an idea?


    With the firm caveat that most venues are historical and institutional creations rather out of the control of any one person or even any one idea and topologically self-referential at most times. But, yes, quite individual as well, as in the case of artistic artifacts from single artists. Architecture. City planning. Stadium exits. Design of roads. Theatre.

    And with the firm knowledge that it is only a best guess as to whether or not this idea will get transmitted, or understood, or acted upon.

    I hate to say it, but, what the hell, it will get understood this way perhaps, but, please see my tongue in my cheek and my analogy meter set on low and partake with several grains of salt- but the venue could be said to be the feng shui of memetics. But you have to know I hated to say that.


    Every post here in this forum is a deliberate arrangement of words in a specific english language/interested party venue in an attempt to transmit an idea.

    - Wade

    PS- concerning design of roads and exits and similar devices- there is an excellent branch of physics called fluid dynamics which predicts with very high statistical accuracy how people will exit a stadium, or handle a rotary. Nothing memetic involved at all.

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