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[Xmca-l] Re: Imagination;semiotic mediation


A comic version of the (pseudo-science) phrenology sculpture with short

It's a vertically raised, rather than open-forward raised, left hand,
suggesting a posture of swearing allegiance. Sickly colours.


On 27 March 2016 at 04:43, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:

> I invite comment on the process of interpreting images using the most
> recent New Yorker cover as an example. They often strike me as especially
> rich condensed representations.
> They are one of the means I use to think about Eisenshtein, who David has
> brought into recent discussions to useful effect.
> How do you interpret the raised hand and inscriptions to be found at
> newyorker.com if you scroll down the page. The leftmost image with a hand.
> How do you interpret it from first impression to reflective summary/label?
> If this proves interesting the cover with the stop sign would be a second
> choice.
> Mike
> --
> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
> that creates history. Ernst Boesch