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Re: VMs: semiotics & vms: homepage
At 00:13 11/09/2003 +1000, Jacques Guy wrote:
10/09/2003 2:33:32 PM, Nick Pelling <incoming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>You could also categorise the various differences something like this:-
> Meaning Form Meaning Content
> Random - -
> Arbitrary tacit tacit
> Expressive - tacit
> Meaningful explicit explicit
> Hoax explicit -
> Crypto explicit misleading
> Stego misleading explicit
Pretty. But does it mean anything?
No, not really. But it might help Gabriele get an A. :-)
That's a big problem with semiotics - there are so many generalised
frameworks just like this, and most of them tell you stuff you already
know, in a way that doesn't really help you much.
Really, I find the most interesting semiotics papers are the ones tackling
power relationships and politics through texts. But to most readers,
they're probably the most questionable of the lot. :-)
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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