intros, syllabus, etc
lecture 1 – intro to semiotics
NEW WORK FOR NEXT CLASS:
visible signs by david crow (selections from the book)
visual communication by baldwin and roberts (selections from the book)
the following in a blog post, in your own words:
semiotics, sign, signifier, signified, icon, index, symbol, polysemy
if available on your site, tag the post “act” so i can find it easily
a social issue you want to use as future content for the majority of this class. it should have some existing form(s) of iconic representation and multiple easily accessible statistics.
example: incarceration in the u.s.
– prison building, bars, walls, handcuffs, etc. [commonly used icons]
- u.s. prison and jail population in 2013 was 2,227,500.
post your social issue to your blog, using the same format as above [title, representation, one or two basic statistics]