New Issue of Signs & Media (Spring Issue, 2016)

We are glad to announce the publication of the new issue of Signs & Media, a bilingual (English-Chinese), peer-reviewed semiotic journal. Please feel free to download the PDF Version of Signs & Media.  Editor’s Notes […]


By Gabriela Pedranti As we do (almost) every year, we went to Tallinn for the last Semiofest edition (June 1st to June 4th, 2016). Having attended four out of five events (and even organising it […]

Streaming SemiotiX

Information consumption modes are changing at an increasing pace. Brief sentences, graphs, images, and short paragraphs are caught on the fly on mobile phones and tablets. Keen eyes quickly discriminate what is relevant and what […]

Editorial: Why study media talk ?

In this editorial and the accompanying three texts we present a certain take on analyzing the details of communication in the media, a perspective now often described as the media talk approach (see Hutchby 2006; […]

Indexing the GLOBAL

Take a walk through any upmarket shopping mall (frequently referred to as a ‘gallery’ implying artful displays of precious, highly desirable and – to many – unattainable objects) and you will find numerous instances of […]

The Swiss Center for Affective Sciences

Emotion has long been considered a central aspect of human functioning but its importance as a research subject has only recently been recognized by the scientific community. The modern study of emotion can be said […]

Changing the Game

Chris Arning – on behalf of the Semiofest Organizing Committee “So why do a conference anyway? And what makes an event engaging? A well executed industry gathering is not just about educating your audience. It’s […]

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