Homo nuntius - messaging humanity
Hartley, John (2010) Homo nuntius - messaging humanity. Popular Communication, 8(4), pp. 293-311.
This article analyzes the history of the term "the message" in communication, cultural, and media studies. It goes on to propose that conceptual coherence can only be achieved for this concept if it is considered historically and in evolutionary terms. The article then pursues recent changes in the status of "the message" through 4 phases of semiotic history - (1) the representative (modern), (2) the excessive (postmodern), (3) the productive (user-created), and (4) the message as human identity- Homo nuntius. Having arrived at a conceptualization of 'messaging' as constitutive of our species, the final section provides the example of fashion communication to show what is meant by the term "Homo nuntius - messaging humanity".
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||message, communication, identity, semiotic, productivity|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC|
|Deposited On:||07 Jan 2011 14:22|
|Last Modified:||01 Apr 2012 00:10|
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