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Reconciling Pain

on Family Ties

by Kitipapa Sriprasert

12 hours, 10 minutes ago

To  children, parents are oftentimes seen less as whole, complex people, and more as figures or heroes. Bechdel's parents were stoic figures of mystique and dominance. Her tragicomic opens up to scenes of how to […]

How South Sudanese pay for their leader's war

on Reinventing Peace

by worldpeacefoundation

13 hours, 13 minutes ago

  This cartoon is part of the 8-part cartoon series by Alex de Waal and Victor Ndula depicting South Sudan's civil war. The whole series is available here.

Semiotics in Action

on FMS40 Introduction to Media Theory

by Hannah L. Fitzmaurice

17 hours, 9 minutes ago

Hey guys! When trying to understand a bit more about this idea of semiotics, I came across this Ted talk that briefly goes over how this idea can be applied to the “real world.” He talked about the Oculus […]

John Fiske and Susan Sontag on Semiotics (and related problems)

on FMS40 Introduction to Media Theory

by Zachary Bernstein

1 day, 4 hours ago

"Meaning is not an absolute, static concept to be found neatly parcelled up in the message. Meaning is an active process: semioticians use verbs like create, generate, or negotiate to refer to this process. […]

Bhaskar Chakravorti in the Indian Express - "The Next Big Thing"

on Institute for Business in the Global Context

by Dan Popko

1 day, 11 hours ago

The Next Big Thing While the historian Arnold Toynbee may have started popularising the idea of the industrial revolution back in the 19th century, these revolutions — all three of them — are not widely […]