Kirjandustudengist semiootikuks ehk kuidas minust sai Hortus Semioticuse sotsiaalmeedia praktikant

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ingrid Udeküll Kui Arno isaga koolimajja jõudis… – ei see on küll vale algus… Ja semiootik ei ole ma ka tegelikult… Minu lugu algab nii: kui teised kõik veel oma suvevaheaja viimaseid päevi nautisid, olid minu päevad täis semiootikat. Üks päev istusin vanematekodus köögilaua taga ja lugesin meile – üks, hiljem vägagi oluliseks muutuv, intrigeeris […]

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Post-internship reflections at Hortus Semiotics Blog

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

Reading Time: 18 minutes 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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Reflections on three HUMA presentations by an online viewer

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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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Reading Time: 4 minutes 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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Student Conference: “A kind of Magic. Interdisciplinary Visions and Insights of Magic”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Michele Cerutti The doctoral students in humanities at the University of Turin invite interested young researches to submit an abstract for the seminar “A Kind of Magic. Interdisciplinary Visions and Insights of Magic”. The deadline for submitting contributions is extended to the 6th of December, 2023. The relationship that contemporary cultures have with the magical […]

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Variations of an Elephant

Reading Time: 11 minutes 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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The Struggles of a Wanna-be Tartuvian Semiotician – Blog entry #22

Reading Time: 7 minutes More ketchup, please! It was a rather cold night, and I was sitting in the kitchen,. Having just finished eating my night snack, French fries with ketchup, I let the guilt and shame of calories fill the remaining empty space in my body. Once on the lips, forever on the hips. Where is self-love and […]

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A kaleidoscopic view of the future

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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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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.