Re: Darwinian Processes and Memes in Architecture

Date: Mon Dec 10 2001 - 18:10:14 GMT

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    >not to overreach, and I am not certain what we can do to keep the
    >reins in.
    I think it is important to get more statistical data and prove.
    When the authors of this architecture article claim that modernist
    art raises no emotions by the viewer they 'prove' this with some
    ominous brain structure explanation. Actually the best way for
    proving this would be to ask a broad enough number of people
    (ideally in different cultures and societies) what they feel or think
    when they are exposed to a certain piece of art or architecture in
    this case.
    Instead of explaining why a certain style is good or bad an
    analysation of the actual taste-distribution in a culture/society
    would be an adequate means of memetics research.

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