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[Xmca-l] Re: Imagination;semiotic mediation



I don't see an allusion to phrenology, Huw. It's direct allusion to palmistry surely, and the text goes on to explain.
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*Andy Blunden*
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On 27/03/2016 3:06 PM, Huw Lloyd wrote:
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/cover-story-2016-03-28

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

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

Huw



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


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It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
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