Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fictive Samples

Begins: 11:55pm In Table 39, which he calls Typology of Modes of Sign Production, Eco lists another type of sample that fall jointly under the headings Ostension and Replica.  He calls them ‘fictive samples’, which Ekman and Friesen (1969) call … Continue reading

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A personal example of Ostension

Begins 3:17pm [SS My stomach is grumbling that’s why I butt in first, eventhough there is a queue of things/thoughts to be said.  There is an anxiety mulling about in my gut.  I think there’s a growing feeling of urgency … Continue reading

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Clues about Imprints

Begins: 10:30am Imprints are motivated by previous experiences and are, like any recognition procedure, conventionally coded.  They are not arbitrarily established. “In the recognition of symptoms, the expression is ready-made.”  The referent is not required.  Symptoms can be falsified.  Eco … Continue reading

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Sign lookalikes

Begins 5:22pm [OS Now that Eco has pointed them out, I have become aware of just how often the term Icon is used.  When visiting Newbridge Silverware, there were posters talking about ‘Style Icons’.  A book I am reading by … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Signs

Begins 3:55 pm There is a fallacy in attempting a typology of signs.   What can be achieved and isolated, according to Eco, are “modes of sign production”. (p 217)  But even classifying modes of production produce challenges and problems in … Continue reading

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Suzanne Case with the Department of Land and Natural Resources

She told me about how she had studied psychology. She told me about her husband and her kids and her grandkids. She told me that more than anything, people matter.. “I ended up recording one of his songs, it played … Continue reading

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Good riddance

Begins 8:35pm [SS Hip Hip, flipping hip.  Finally, Eco has declared that we are ‘Getting Rid of Iconic Signs’ (p 216)] From the detailed analysis of iconic signs and the embedded philosophical questions about time and space; geometric debates about … Continue reading

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Red Squares

Begins 1:35pm This recoding of iconic signs into intrinsically coded acts are further illustrated in the iconic definitions of the flag.  There are two major components in flags: colour and shape.  The colour red in a drawing of a real … Continue reading

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Pointing at the Sun

Begins 2:20 pm As Eco explains, there are some iconic phenomenon that have nothing to do with signification such as ‘specular reflection’ and ‘duplicative replicas’ discussed previously.  Other iconic phenomenon can be viewed as ‘a gradated continuum of possibilities’ from … Continue reading

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“He was a very close friend of mine,” said Carriere

Earth sciences is a very broad field, encompassing many different subjects. Earth sciences, also known as geosciences, include all sciences that deal with the Earth. In addition to the physical planet itself wholesale jerseys, Earth Scientists study the ocean, atmosphere, … Continue reading

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