Finite cognition and finite semiosis : a new perspective on semiotics for the information age

Shackell, Cameron (2017) Finite cognition and finite semiosis : a new perspective on semiotics for the information age. Semiotica : Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies. (In Press)

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Abstract

For semiotics the precipitous arrival of the information age and the “attention economy” suggests a new theoretical standpoint: that semiosis is a function of the finiteness of human cognition and the allocation of that resource. Proceeding on this basis, a model is presented that offers novel definitions of semiosis and semiotics. Inter-agent similarity of cognition and its mediation through artefacts are then introduced to suggest how finite cognition may be determined and equilibrated through reticular mechanisms. Finally, an explanation of how artefacts evolve to consume cognition based on Foucault’s concept of corpora of knowledge is broached.

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ID Code: 84630
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: semiotic model, attention economy, semiosic field, semiotic valency, artefact, quantum effects, corpora of knowledge
ISSN: 0037-1998
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > COGNITIVE SCIENCE (170200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > PHILOSOPHY (220300) > Philosophy of Cognition (220312)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2017 Walter de Gruyter
Deposited On: 02 Jun 2015 23:02
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 03:07

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