Tag Archives: semiotics

University Will Not Make You Wise

Why study at university? Professor Mihhail Lotman gives some surprising answers. Continue reading

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Why Speaking Languages Is Inspiring, Enjoyable, and Healthy

Cognitive neurolinguist Professor Edna Andrews examines the links between languages and the brain, the benefits of multilingualism, and the role of semiotics. Continue reading

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How To Become Rich with Semiotics?

Chris Arning, the owner of a marketing consultancy in the UK, talks about using semiotics commercially, selling the semiotic approach to clients, and setting up and promoting one’s consultancy business. Continue reading

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Crimea “Referendum”: Welcome Back Home!

Semiotician Mihhail Lotman showcases the modelling role of art, based on a popular, recent picture that came to symbolise the current state of affairs in Crimea. Continue reading

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Traffic Culture in Estonia: What Reflex Reflectors and Saint Christopher Have in Common

Natalia Hoffman, an independent researcher into the visual communication of Estonia, analyses the traffic culture in Estonia and questions the value of reflex reflectors which pedestrians are obliged to wear by law. Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Kalev’s Product Placement

Natalia Hoffman, an independent researcher into the visual communication of Estonia, analyses the packaging of two Kalev’s chocolate products and their placement in a local supermarket. Continue reading

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Juri Lotman: 90

Juri Mikhailovich Lotman, a world-famous semiotician and cultural historian, would have turned ninety today. One way to celebrate this anniversary is to dive into the enormously rich and inspiring scientific legacy of Juri Lotman. Hopefully this modest collection of resources will be of some help. Continue reading

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