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Art 101 Week 1 notes

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These notes cover the lecture and Yale video on Semiotics.
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Peter Rattin on Saturday August 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Art 101 at University of Illinois at Chicago taught by Doug Ischar in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 24 views. For similar materials see Signifying Practices: Art and Visual Culture in Art at University of Illinois at Chicago.


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Date Created: 08/27/16
Yale Video on Semiotics Notes -Semiotics- -has two founding fathers -Ferdinand de Saussure (Narrow thinking) -Swiss linguist 1857-1913 -Course in general linguistics -Semiology -Charles Sanders Peirce (Broad thinking) -American philosopher 1839-1919 -Philosophical approach -Semiology is the science of signs -what you think of when you hear a word, like tree you picture a tree. -The brain takes two ideas and molds them in one this is called participation -Only 0.00001% of your brain is connected to the outside world -Signs are arbitrary-a dog could be called anything it doesn't matter Different Modes: -Symbol/symbolic-purely conventional -Icon/iconic-resemblance/similarity -Index/indexical-directly connected -sign=smoke -assumption=interpretant -fire is burning nearby-message -Code=signifier -sender and addressees -bystanders are people who hear that weren't meant to -indication-not using a code -signification-using a code -communication-use both indication and signification Culture as a sign system -society-sociofacts -civilization-artifacts -mentality-mentifacts


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