SemiotiX DSF will endeavour to build creative interfaces between semiotics and the professions which constantly transform and enrich our sign ecology. DSF will be launched in September 2012 under the general editorship of Hiroshi Yoshioka.
Image: from the Diploma Kollektion of Gabriel Baradee, whose work will be profiled in one of the first SemiotiX DSF issues.
The Semioticon relaunches with a new design. Over the last few months we’ve been working hard on moving over from good old handwritten HTML to a CMS-driven system. In the process, we have taken the opportunity to breathe some fresh air into the design.
You’ll find an updated Signpost with information about upcoming events, research centers and publication outlets. The Pool, with profiles of semioticians, is also updated.
It it is now easier than ever to suggest new events for inclusion in the Signpost and to find interesting content on-site or in sister resources like SemiotiX New Series, the Semiotics Institute Online, or the Semiotics Encyclopedia.
We hope you’ll continue to find your way to the Semioticon as we carry on our mission to curate high quality web content and make it freely available. Thank you for visiting.
A new issue of SemiotiX New Series has just been published. Check it out here.
SemiotiX features a new initiative: SemiotiX Satellites, a family of e-journals taking a semiotic perspective on a wide variety of areas of life. The first satellite will be Oceans, an information bulletin devoted to Observation, Conservation, Exploration, Appreciation and News of the Sea. SemiotiX Oceans will be under the editorship of Zbigniew Roguszka and will be launched in September 2012.
In ‘Ceci n’est pas une pipe,’ René Magritte faithfully depicts a pipe but all the same proclaims that it isn’t a pipe: it is a painting of a pipe. We allude to Magritte’s painting here, showing that by rebuilding a neuron’s anatomy, we create something that is not a neuron: it is the model of a neuron.
Image and quote from Cuntz et al., ‘The morphological identity of insect dendrites’, PLoS Computational Biology 4:e1000251. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000251