From: Ray Recchia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat 26 Nov 2005 - 20:28:55 GMT
Depending on the size of the group maybe you could try the copying
experiment to demonstrate differences in transmission
1) Whisper a short sentence in the ear of one student, have them repeat to
the another and pass it around. Have the last person repeat what the
sentence has become
2) Draw a series of random squiggles, give it to the first student, have
him copy it, pass to the next student, have that student copy it
3) Draw a star, repeat
The star should come out the most accurate, because it is stored as a
concept, and because it is being transmitted through a permanent medium.
At 12:23 PM 11/26/2005, you wrote:
>I'm an undergraduate University student in Derby, England. As part of
>my coursework for the Philosophy of AI module I am studying, I am
>giving a presentation on memetics, which is an area of great interest
>The presentation is to a group of students who don't have the first
>idea about memes, so I have to keep it basic. I'll be talking about
>Dawkins's introduction of the concept, giving views from various
>people including Blackmore, Dennett and Kate Distin, and giving
>viewpoints opposing the theory (Steven Rose, Mary Midgeley).
>I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how I could jazz-up this
>presentation, in order to put the topic across in a novel way?
>For example, I had thought of playing one of those annoying mobile
>ringtones at the start in order to demonstrate a clear example of what
>a meme could be. However, I'm after something a bit more novel -
>something that will really add sparkle to the talk.
>Does anyone have any ideas? Or any advice about the talk in general?
>This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
>Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
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