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ZOOM: IO2S ⚘ What is Cognitive Semiotics?
February 25, 2022 / 5pm (CET), 4pm (UTC)
Lecturer: Göran Sonesson
Commentator: Juan Mendoza
Chair: Elma Berisha
Meeting room: https://zoom.us/j/92093379659
Stream link: https://youtu.be/LBSrqsjie-E
Göran Sonesson, Professor Emeritus at the Division of cognitive semiotics, Lund University, holds doctorates in general linguistics from Lund and in semiotics from Paris. He has published numerous papers, both theoretic and experimental, on pictorial, cultural, and cognitive semiotics, as well as on the semiotics of communication and translation and the evolutionary foundations of semiosis. Apart from anthologies, his papers have appeared in journals such as Semiotica, Cognitive Semiotics, Cognitive Development, Sign System Studies, Degrés, Signa, Signata, Sign and Society, Frontier of Psychology, etc. His main book-length works are Pictorial Concepts (1989), which is a critique of the critique of iconicity, and Human Lifeworlds (2016), which is a study in cultural evolution. His new book, The Pictorial Extensions of Mind will soon be published by de Gruyter.
Juan Carlos Mendoza-Collazos is an Associate Professor at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and doctoral candidate in Cognitive Semiotics at Lund University. He currently investigates the role of artefacts in relation to agency with a cognitive semiotic approach. He is the author, among other texts, of the book Semiótica del diseño con enfoque agentivo: condiciones de significancia en artefactos de uso [Semiotics of design with an agentive approach: Conditions of significance in artefacts] (Utadeo, 2015), and chapters of the books Meaning, Mind and Communication: Explorations in Cognitive Semiotics, edited by Jordan Zlatev, Göran Sonesson and Piotr Konderak in 2016 (Frankfurt/M.), and Biosemiotics and Evolution The Natural Foundations of Meaning and Symbolism, among other publications.
This event is part of the activities of the 2022 International Open Seminar on Semiotics: a Tribute to John Deely on the Fifth Anniversary of His Passing, cooperatively organized by the Institute for Philosophical Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, the Lyceum Institute, the Deely Project, Saint Vincent College, the Iranian Society for Phenomenology at the Iranian Political Science Association, the International Association for Semiotics of Space and Time, the Institute for Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Semiotic Society of America, the American Maritain Association, the International Association for Semiotic Studies, the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies, the International Center for Semiotics and Intercultural Dialogue, Moscow State Academic University for the Humanities and the Mansarda Acesa with the support of the FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Government of Portugal under the UID/FIL/00010/2020 project.
Image was designed by Zahra Soltani.