Editorial
By Paul Bouissac
Attempts to teach semiotics as a discipline in the institutional frameworks of post-secondary education have met with mixed success. A few centers of higher education and research, such as the prestigious Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu in Estonia, have survived the test of time and a change of guard. Read more...
World Report
By Philip Clevberger
The Hyper Island school started in 1995 when Jonathan Briggs, David Ericson and Lars Lundh met during a project involving CD-ROM production. Read more...
Guest Column
By Eduardo Neiva
From 19 to June 23, 2006, the International Communication Association (ICA) held its 56th Annual Conference in Dresden, Germany. Cautiously phrased to be wide enough to cover almost anything under the sun, the theme of the meeting was “Networking, Communication, and Research”. Read more...
State of the Art
By Stephan Kraitsowits

Umberto Eco (1985, 109) has explained how the properties that a seme includes or implies in a specific text depends on the way a specific text either “magnetises” or “keeps under narcosis” the manifold “virtualities” of the seme used.

In Science Fiction this exercise in the actualisation or not of the virtualities of a seme is a more particularly delicate one and one well worth studying.

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World Report
By André Helbo
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(The text of the invitation is in both English and Chinese.) Read more...
World Report
By Monica Rector
Brazilian universities have a recent history. Higher education started with the University of São Paulo in 1934, modeled according to the French European system. Theory has always been a component integrated in teaching in the Humanities. Read more...
World Report
By Christina Ljungberg
In June, Lucia Santaella opened her new Graduate Program Technologies of Intelligence and Digital Design at PUC, the Catholic University of São Paulo, with a congress on Technological Aesthetics, Wearable Computers and Games. Read more...
The Treasure Chest
By Paul Bouissac
In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind. By Eric R. Kandel.
Brain Arousal and Information Theory: Neural and Genetic Mechanisms. By Donald Pfaff.
Rhythms of the Brain. By György Buzsáki.
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