Aesthetic self education: mind the sign as a ‘living thing’

Elisabet Malmström

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    A semio-cognitive reconstruction of the sign

    The process of learning to become and adequately respond to the complexities of the

    Self through handmade productions is unlikely to occur without guidance. The support of

    this paper‖s idea is the ―language turn‖of education, from the 70s. It seems important that

    all students learn about art-action in an image-based global culture. Including how

    images are important forms of human expression in becoming. Thus all teachers need to

    know how they give instructions to stimulate thinking through students‖ languages of arts

    (style). Educational sciences of today might support this idea when a Peircean mode of

    education is giving support to a wide concept of the text including other semiotic

    resources beyond language. I proclaim a horizontal concept of the text for the same

    purpose of giving equal epistemological status to verbal and semiotic sign-action. For

    the purpose of stimulating humans‖ becoming, I argue for a pragmatic semiotic

    perspective and that language and visual action through handmade pictures do not

    only include the linguistic and the figurative picture but also the material used and its

    texture, a wide and horizontal view on communication. To find out about mediation of


    different themes to connect sign - action and mind I build my idea on a hermeneutic

    ―figure of thought‖of mediation made by the author; it is a semio-cognitive reconstruction

    of the sign.

    The students show unique ways of art in action, including means to become unique. The

    result shows features to the human‖s different processes of orientation to signmindedness

    and style through which meanings are accessible to becoming. Another

    result is that the zone of proximal communication between students and students‖

    pictures/texture and teachers make difference to be seen in relation to the student‖s

    ultimate unique becoming. The result could be of great importance to aesthetic school

    culture in the future.


    KonferensThe Eighth Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS) Center for Semiotics, Aarhus University, Denmark, May 29th – 31st, 2013
    Period80-01-01 → …

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