Saturday, September 03, 2005

basic semiotics for beginners

…”Most contemporary semioticians regard rhetoric (or at least aspects of it) as falling within the domain of semiotics. The study of what Saussure called 'the role of signs as part of social life' could not exclude the ancient art of persuasion. Whilst a general overview of rhetoric is beyond the scope of this film, a concern with certain key tropes (or figures of movement) is so prominent in semiotic theory that one cannot embark on an exploration of semiotics without some understanding of this topic…”

A short research document of a Sasha P. performance excerpt. Captured by Sam R., pondering on the process of transferring data from a source to a receiver. Enter here or click the key trope on the image.

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