Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

This paper aims at providing a critical analysis of the video game “Persona 3”, examining the resemiotization and intersemiotics involved, in order to construct an intricate narrative, and build a new world. The plethora of cultural elements, and mythologies from all around the world, in combination with Carl Jung’s psychoanalytic, and the complex game-play, provide a unique experience for the player that can be perfectly analyzed under the light of semiotics. This video game could work as an example to illustrate and explain different notions of semiotics; beyond that, this dissertation could be the basis of further research that will, hopefully, contribute in the field of Semiotics of Video Games.

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Emma Lotta Lõhmus & Mia Riin Roosaluu XXII semiootika sügiskooli tuumidee sündis arusaamast, et tõelise ja soovitud reaalsuse vahele jääb alati mingisugune pinge, nihestus, mis kujutab endast äärmiselt viljakat territooriumi. Täna utoopilise või düstoopilisena tunduv võib homme muutuda argireaalsuseks. Kuidas unistada reaalsustaju kaotamata? Kuidas saab utoopiast düstoopia? Milliseid olemise viise võib ette kujutada, kui isegi […]

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A kaleidoscopic view of the future

By Siiri Tarrikas The latest Hortus Semioticus cover art was inspired to fit the issue’s theme: the future. I used bold colors and frames because the future unfolds before us as a kaleidoscopic world of mesmerizing colors, shapes, and emotions, shifting in response to changes in the environment or significant events—much like the patterns in […]

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Kuidas õppida filmi vaadates mesilaste hingeelu kohta?

Karmen-Eliise Kiidron Ma pole kunagi tahtnud õpetajaks saada. Samas on aga haridus mulle alati oluline olnud, kas siis lihtsalt puhtast õpihimust või isegi (üli)õpilaste õiguste eest seistes. Semiootikatudengina on mulle palju huvi pakkunud meie transmeedia rühma töö. See on ütlemata põnev, kuidas film võib saada oluliseks osaks õppeprotsessis. Nii on transmeedia rühm loonud juba õppematerjale […]

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Post-internship reflections at Hortus Semiotics Blog

By Tshinar-Kristi Shahmardan Hello there! My name is Tshinar-Kristi Shahmardan, and my journey into the world of semiotics has been as unexpected as it has been fascinating.  My academic journey began in the chaos of the COVID pandemic. Having finished high school during such uncertain times, I plunged into university life, which was as unconventional […]

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Reflections on three HUMA presentations by an online viewer

Tshinar-Kristi Shahmardan Using Digital Tools to Study Contemporary Sermons – By Riti Ly Lukk  The first presentation I watched was by Riti Ly Lukk, titled “Using Digital Tools to Study Contemporary Sermons“. The author uses a web collection named Corpus for conducting the research, which they refer to as “a convenient tool for research”. The […]

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Variations of an Elephant

Hongjin Song The Theme In China, all pupils will learn this story in their first or second grade in primary school: there was an elephant and a group of blind men. The blind men wanted to know what exactly an elephant was like, so they fumbled the elephant. The one who touched the ivory declared […]

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When we refuse to suffer: Nonhuman technology.

Andrew Mark Creighton I am a big Jonathan Richman fan, and I’ve listened to his music continuously since I first heard the Modern Lovers’ recording of Road Runner when I was a teen. His music (along with the Modern Lovers) feels very sincere, rugged, or even unrefined. Listening to Richman feels like listening to a […]

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hortus semioticus

Hortus Semioticus is a peer reviewed online journal of semiotics featuring new generation of semiotic researchers.

Hortus Semioticus on eelretsenseeritav semiootika võrguajakiri, mis on pühendatud uue põlvkonna semiootilistele uurimustele.


Our blog is a digital resource where everyone passionate about semiotics can share their knowledge, questions and experience on stuff that matters.

Meie blogi on koht, kus semiootikahuvilised saavad vahendada mõtteid ja infot kõigest, mis loeb.