Monthly Archives: April 2016

Fuzzy Inventions

Begins 3:51pm Semiotic inventions produce ‘fuzzy’ signs.  They are fuzzy because they seem stuck in a counterbalancing argument without status as sign or non-sign.  As Eco explains eventhough a ‘painting’ – which exemplifies a semiotic invention – is not “a … Continue reading

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Nothing New

Begins 2:15pm There are never cases of total moderate or total radical semiotic inventions.  If there were we would be able to isolate examples of the birth of language.  Texts are maze-like structures that combine many semiotic devices and processes. … Continue reading

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Mapping

Begins: 1:32pm [OS Oh to have the luxury of only doing a Phd.  What joy.  What bliss to have no interruptions or cares.  I have been very disciplined setting aside 4-5 hours a day for writing, but it can be … Continue reading

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Inventions and Death

Begins: 11:56pm Apart from death, every referent and event can be semioticized (Eco, p 66).  Death is mainly used as a cultural unit. [SS The unit may die but the culture continues!] [OS Today for the first time I could … Continue reading

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Pseudo-combinations

Begins 10:35am Eco adds pseudo-combinations to programmed stimuli as another example of false semiotic operations.  Although on the surface it may appear as though an abstract painting possesses sign-functions, they are “more open signal textures”.  He does not deny the … Continue reading

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Flashing Stimuli

Begins 4:55 pm Programmed stimuli and pseudo-combinational units are expressions that sit ‘half way’ between  replica’s and inventions.  A programmed stimuli is a non-semiotic element that is intended to elicit a response.  A flash of light emitted at a precise … Continue reading

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