The Screen is a Mental Space: Cognitive and Semiotic Aspects of Communication

15 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2010

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Per Aage Brandt

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

Date Written: April 25, 2010

Abstract

This text explores the idea that signs may have evolved out of elementary architecture, namely from the spatial divide introduced by windows in walls. From windows to screens, it develops a view of equally basic semiotic categories in cognition, and finally, using semiotic blending theory, it applies them to a semantic analysis of meaning construction in the media and computationally given virtual realities.

Keywords: Cognitive Semiotics, Ontology, Icon, Symbol, Index, Frame, Screen, Media, Blending, Cartoons, Avatars

Suggested Citation

Brandt, Per Aage, The Screen is a Mental Space: Cognitive and Semiotic Aspects of Communication (April 25, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1595802 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1595802

Per Aage Brandt (Contact Author)

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science ( email )

10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7068
United States
216 368 2725 (Phone)

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