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Monk, John (2007). Belosimania. In: One Minute Videos, 10 & 24 Nov 2007, Tate Modern, London, UK.

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Signs inform. Signs direct. Signs have an aesthetic. Signs have meaning that is context dependent. This is a video of a common form of sign that implies a flow or movement. These signs can also act as pointers and in some cases, not illustrated here, purely as pointers. The choice of expression to signal something like flow is a mere convention but inspired by some aspect of an earlier way of life. In this case it is a metaphorical adaptation of a component of mediaeval weaponry that conjures up an image of swiftness and directness. Any sign, as a product of a convention, might be replaced by another provided it has a widely recognised and accepted form. Thus any sign is vulnerable to developments in presentation technologies. Any sign or sign system is a candidate for substitution in an electronic form. Predictions about the advancing front of electronic technologies therefore might pay attention to sign systems that have not yet capitulated to newer technologies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
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Keywords: Information; signs; technology; communication
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 10186
Depositing User: John Monk
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:09
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