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FireSigns: A Semiotic Theory for Graphic Design

Semiotic Review of Books By David Lidov: Steven Skaggs.  FireSigns: A Semiotic Theory for Graphic Design.  [ In the series “Design Thinking, Design Theory” edited by Ken Friedman and Erik Stolterm]  MIT Press. ISBN 3543 97802620 […]

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Semiosis in Communication: Differences and Similarities

The second edition of the International Conference Semiosis in Communication: Differences and Similarities will be organized by the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania (NUPSPA), in participation with Southeast European Center for […]

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In the kingdom of shadows: the semiotics of cinema

By Piotr Sadowski When we are watching a film everything we see consists technically of shadows—insubstantial, fleeting photographic representations of life projected as light effects on a flat rectangular surface of the screen.  Cast shadows […]

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Special issues of Semiotica on A. J. Greimas

We are pleased to announce two special issues in honor of A. J. Greimas edited by Thomas F. Broden and Stéphanie Walsh Matthews and published in Semiotica: Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / […]

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HARAJUKU – DISTRICT FOR ANTI-FASHION

INTRODUCTION In order to understand Harajuku (a district of Tokyo), one of the most exciting places to know Japanese fashion, I prefer to focus not on its sophisticated fashion trends but on its more casual […]

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HARAJUKU – DISTRICT FOR ANTI-FASHION

INTRODUCTION In order to understand Harajuku (a district of Tokyo), one of the most exciting places to know Japanese fashion, I prefer to focus not on its sophisticated fashion trends but on its more casual […]

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Jerzy Pelc (1924-2017)

Jerzy Pelc (1924-2017) It is with great sadness that we announce that Jerzy Pelc, University of Warsaw, honorary president of Institut International de Philosophie and International Association for Semiotic Studies passed away on the 2nd […]

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The International Association for Cognitive Semiotics

The International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS) approved deadline extensions today for the submission of theme sessions, individual papers and poster presentations for IACS3 Toronto (July 13-15, 2018). New deadlines: Dec 15, 2017, for theme session submissions […]

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Semiotic Society of America

Signs of Revival: The new website of the semiotic Society of America offers important information and resources.   semioticsocietyofamerica.org

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The SemiotiX Review of Books

HUMAN BODIES AS X’S Book Review by David Lidov   The semiotics of X: chiasmus, cognition and extreme body memory. Jamin Pelkey. London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury (Advances in Semiotics), 2017. Jamin Pelkey, […]

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Mind and creativity of hominins

ROBERT G. BEDNARIK In comparison to other disciplines, Pleistocene archaeology has an unusual capacity of getting it wrong most of the time: ever since the mid-19th century, when all archaeologists rejected the coexistence of humans […]

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THE ARCHITEXTURE OF HOWL

By Alexandra Verschueren Abstract This article belongs to a series of texts exploring the potential of an autoethnographic method for academic reflection on processes of creative design. This contribution first counters a possible objection based on […]

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In Memoriam: John Deely (1942–2017)

By Jamin Pelkey John Deely devoted his life to exploring the philosophy of signs and engaging with a network of semioticians around the world. Following his recent retirement in 2015 as Rudman Chair and Professor […]

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A Report on Chinese Semiotic Studies

Chinese Semiotic Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal sponsored by the first advanced research institute of semiotics in China, namely, the International Institute of Semiotics Studies at Nanjing Normal University. The journal was launched in 2009 […]

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Tribute to Martin Krampen

By Pierre Pellegrino, Honorary President of the International Association for the Semiotics of Space. Martin Krampen died a few months ago, we honor here his memory. He was a leading figure in the German semiotics […]

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Lessons from the marmosets

By Paul Bouissac New study of infant marmosets, Callithrix jacchus, yields insights into the development of vocal learning that are relevant across species, including Homo. Rather than being the “hopeful monster” of Chomskyan lore, this […]

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Probing New Frontiers

A review of Josh Berson’s Computable Bodies (Bloomsbury, 2016, 186 pages) By Michael W. Mair Josh Berson is very ambitious. His book endeavours to bridge neuroscience, anthropology, computer science, and the concept of data itself, […]

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