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Finite semiotics: Cognitive sets, semiotic vectors, and semiosic oscillation
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The expanded theory of finite semiotics is advanced as a useful basis for two new complementary disciplines: a computational, mathematical science of “natural semiotic processing” (NSP) to trace and model semiotic vectors and oscillation; and an ethical, rhetorical art of ‘technological influencing’ to guide its inputs and applications. Expand
Finite semiotics: Recovery functions, semioformation, and the hyperreal
Abstract The grounding of semiotics in the finiteness of cognition is extended by examining the assumption that cognition can be compared or described. To this end, the two means by which qualitativeExpand
Finite cognition and finite semiosis: A new perspective on semiotics for the information age
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 humanExpand
Finite semiotics: A new theoretical basis for the information age
This paper argues that the arrival of the information age and its “attention economy” compels a new theoretical stance for semiotics: that semiosis is a function of the finiteness of human cognitionExpand
Computational opposition analysis using word embeddings: A method for strategising resonant informal argument
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This paper offers a method for automating opposition analysis (OA), a technique from semiotics used in marketing and literary analysis to plot objects of interest on oppositional axes, a reframing of texts as proxies for thought and opposition as the product of oscillation in thought in response to those proxies. Expand
Finite semiotics: A new theory of semiotics with applications to information technology
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The theory, called finite semiotics, proposes that the growing effects and challenges of technology, as well as signs themselves, can be better understood by examining the authors' cognition in finite, quantitative terms. Expand
Introducing quantitative cognitive analysis: ubiquitous reproduction, cognitive diversity and creativity
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It is demonstrated that, despite widespread valorisation of diversity, cognitive diversity must be declining at a global level and the arc for creative impact is growing shorter as the need to be immediately intelligible promotes the formulaic at the expense of the interpretable. Expand
Cognitive Externalities and HCI: Towards the Recognition and Protection of Cognitive Rights
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It is argued that the well-established economic theory around externalities should be adapted to regulate this aspect of HCI: both to remedy inefficiencies and inequalities, and forestall further exploitation. Expand