Re: virus: Re: Rationality
Thu, 13 Mar 97 14:45:29 GMT

Prof Tim wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Mar 1997 wrote:
> > If I'm allowed, I'd like to further your art analogy.
> > Now if the memes are the colours, then how are the colours that you
> > use on one particular peice decided upon? I don't know what kind of
> > art you do, but let me use abstract modern art as the object. Does
> > the piece have an overall colour scheme, where colours are decided
> > upon due to what other colours are already there, or is it totally
> > separated from that?
> I can't speak for other artists and I'm pretty sure this analogy is moving
> quickly towards the breaking point, but that being said, I usually choose a
> palette of colors *before* I start the painting.

OK, lets drag this back into the world of memes, then. Memes cannot, obviously,
be linked with conflicing memes, but is there an overall direction to
the memes, do you think? Just as you have a "colour scheme", do memes
have a "meme scheme"? I don't think this is going anywhere, actually,
but if you've got any further thoughts on what I'm saying, go for it.