rules of irrelevance


rules of irrelevance
Originally uploaded by Frans Mäyrä.

The last conference of this week (I hope), the bi-annual meeting of cultural studies in Finland takes place today and tomorrow in the University of Tampere. Aki Järvinen gave an interesting Goffman-inspired talk exploring the concept of ‘context’ from within the framework of his thesis-in-progress. Listening, it occurred to me that we need a theory of insignification, as much, or more, than we need signification theories. Among infinite polysemy, you need to know where not to watch.

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the University of Tampere, Finland.

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