Structuralism

If we think about the process of the language to be formed, isn’t it a phenomenological process? It’s just like the doing and undergoing model. We use our own language as a baby, but nobody can understand, then we learn, accept the language of other people which based on social rules, then we could be…

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Shkiwoora, Gohey (杉浦康平) who is a graphic designer in Japan, studied the schematization of human sense in order to have an insight of the world. In general, the schematization of information system is based on expressing time, number, or space. His schematization, however, pursued some things different beyond the elements. He studied how to map…

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I’m afraid I can only briefly discuss how Manovich and Stolterman might fit into Phenomenology and Structuralism before confusion completely takes over. And I can only do that much… with a little help from my friends. For instance, I have a hard time labeling Stolterman. But I know that last week he said that if…

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Our discussion this week in class reminded me of the ideas of technological determinism. Last year I learned about, and explored, the interesting ideas of technological determinism in a research methods class and an art class. In short, (according to wikipedia.com) technological determinism is a reductionist doctrine that a society’s technology determines its cultural values,…

Read more Using Structuralism To Analyze People’s Views on Technological Determinism

That is the sentence in my mind after our Thursday’s lecture. Roland Barthes argues that readers cannot detect precisely what the writer intended. Instead of discovering a single meaning, Barthes think readers discover that writing in reality constitutes a “multi- dimensional space.” His argument reverses the balance of power between author and reader. A friend…

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Relation of phenomenology to hermeneutics. For the purposes of this class, you can confuse them. Hermeneutics originally started as a exercise in biblical exegesis (very accurate reading, getting it right). Philology emerged as a practice of linguistic study, history of linguistics, etc. Hermeneutics came about as a strategy to “closely read” the Bible in order…

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