Gistr - exploring cultural attractors in a Chinese whispers game


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Description: A "Chinese whispers" experiment to explore sperberian cultural attractors in transmission chains

License: GNU General Public License (GPL) 3.0


Home Welcome to the Gistr wiki! TL;DR: we want to investigate interpretation in particular contexts, and the effects it has at the global scale. How (linguistic) information is interpreted, that is, made sense of by people. To explore parts of that, we build an online chinese whispers game where people iteratively memorise and rewrite short pieces of text, in order to observe how those pieces of t...


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    Analysis tools and null hypothesis generation for the data collected

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