From: Wade T. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 23 Jun 2003 - 14:02:57 GMT
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.
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
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.
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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