Extended deadline to 31 July for EFSS XXVII “Conceptualizing Digital Reality through Metaphors: Semiotic and Interdisciplinary perspective” 6-9 September, Sozopol, Bulgaria

Keynote lectures:

From the Metaverse to the Multiverse: rethinking the metaphors of our digital futures

Mattia Thibault (Tampere University)

Generative Media: Sign, Experience, and Metaphor

Everardo Reyes (Université Paris VIII Vincennes – Saint-Denis)

Conceptualizing Creativity: Peirce on Visual Metaphors

Ivan Mladenov (Bulgarian Academy of Science)

Open Workshops:

“Conceptualizing the Digital through Environmental Metaphors” chaired by Federico Biggio

“Metaphoricity in Virtual Reality” chaired by Momchil Alexiev

Open Round Table:

“Semio-economic analysis of Videogames” chaired by Kristian Bankov and Eduard Marinov

Open discussion within the ReERUA project:

“Collectivity for excellence in academic research”

We look forward to contributions that develop and deepen the following basic questions without limiting it to them:

– Digital metaphors we live by

– Metaphors we compute by

– The jargons of digital culture

– Digital natives VS Digital emigrants

– Eco-based metaphors for data-driven societies

– Conceptualizing metaphors in videogames

– Visual and graphic metaphors of the digital

– Metaphorical interfaces

– Metaphorical creativity in digital technology advertisements

– Digital metaphors and multimodal translation

– Metaphors and conceptual clashes in education

In order to enrich the interdisciplinary perspective we are negotiating with more keynote speakers who are leading researchers in Digital Culture.

Selected papers will be published in the 7th issue of the journal Digital Age in Semiotics and Communication (ISSN, DOI, CEEOL)

REGISTRATION FORM (Deadline for registrations: 31 July)

Registration fee: 40 Euro (50 for non IASS members, Free for participants from ERUA partner universities). The fee includes:

–           access to all lectures, workshops, seminars and round tables,

–           badge and materials,

–           5-6 coffee breaks,

–           A welcoming reception on 7 September

EFSS 2023 is organized by the Southeast European Center for Semiotic Studies and the team of WP2 of European Reform University Alliance (ERUA), with the support of the STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT FUND of New Bulgarian University

The XXVI EFSS is an event under the auspices of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS)

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