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Flashing yellow arrow traffic signals are unnecessary and needlessly confusing

I’ve been driving over 35 years. And I was a professional truck driver for over 25 years. I also know something about semiotics. A sign (or symbol) represents (or points to) something else. Although some signs (or symbols) may resemble … Continue reading

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The Humiliation of the Word – Jacques Ellul

  The Humiliation of the Word – Jacques Ellul “This, then, is our situation today: through the eruption of unlimited artificial images, we have reduced truth to the order of reality and banished the shy and fleeting expression of truth. … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Trayvon Martin

“Christ figures are often martyrs, sacrificing themselves for causes larger than themselves.” Continue reading

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Neil Postman, Technopoly, and Amusing Ourselves to Death

“The Technopoly story is without a moral center. It puts in its place efficiency, interest, and economic advance. It promises heaven on earth through the conveniences of technological progress. It casts aside all traditional narratives and symbols that suggest stability and orderliness, and tells, instead, of a life of skills, technical expertise, and the ecstasy of consumption.” ~ Neil Postman, “Technopoly” Continue reading

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Semiotics and Representation in Oscar Wilde’s: The Picture of Dorian Grey

Semiotics and Representation in Oscar Wilde’s: The Picture of Dorian Grey Thesis statement: Using the theories of semiotics and representation, I will demonstrate Oscar Wilde’s use of signs and representations (in his novel The Picture of Dorian Grey) to create … Continue reading

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