Essays about: "Material Semiotics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 34 essays containing the words Material Semiotics.

  1. 1. Hurtful Augenblick: Affect’s Doing in a Series of Instagram Stories of Resistance

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för konsthistoria och visuella studier

    Author : Samaneh Mohseni Hosseinabadi; [2022]
    Keywords : affect theories; photographic image; embodied simulation; Iran; social media; Cultural Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the affective qualities in a set of Instagram stories juxtaposing photos of the pre- and after 1979 Iranian revolution protests. It poses the central question: ‘How can the power of photographic images in an era of social media be elucidated based on theories of affect?’ By asking this, another subsequent question arises: ‘How is an affective reading of a type of material of mixed and complex nature formulated?’ These two questions shape the structure of this thesis. READ MORE

  2. 2. Aesthetics of Urban Culture: Corporeal Experience of Copenhagen

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för konsthistoria och visuella studier

    Author : Mikaela Sjöberg; [2022]
    Keywords : Aesthetics; Atmosphere; Commerce; Globalization; Identity; Mythology; Urbanity; Cultural Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the visual culture of the streets; images and sensory experiences that shape our sense of space and ideas of identity and belonging. The atmospheres of cities, partly constructed by planners and partly lived by those who inhabit its spaces, produce audio-visual material that affect the atmosphere of the city, influencing dynamics of hierarchal structures in society. READ MORE

  3. 3. Zooësis and Contemporary Art : Animal, Plant, and Machine Ontologies: Art Representations Beyond the Human

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för kultur och estetik

    Author : Anna Pernilla Olofsson Hjorth; [2022]
    Keywords : Human-Nonhuman-Animal Studies; Zooësis; Biopolitical Aesthetics; Material Semiotics; Historical Animal Studies; Cultural Plant Studies; Taxidermy; BioArt; Plant-Art; Cyborg; Hybrid-Artifact;

    Abstract : What does it mean to take Animals, Plants, and Machines seriously when engaging in hybrid natures such as bioart, plant-art, taxidermy art and cyborgs in contemporary art?  Traditionally within art history the focus has been on human culture as the fundamental underpinning for cultural behaviour and productions, consequently rendering animal and plant histories invisible from the analysis of artworks. In this thesis I attend to the bodies of animals, plants, and machines put in the context of the zooësis (places/contact zones) of these bodies as biopolitical aesthetics (aesthetic bodies/objects) in contemporary art. READ MORE

  4. 4. Luxury fashion and nostalgia : A study from a marketing perspective

    University essay from Högskolan i Borås/Akademin för textil, teknik och ekonomi

    Author : Malin Tasapuro; Pontus Johansson; [2022]
    Keywords : luxury fashion; branding; nostalgia; marketing; symbolic meaning;

    Abstract : Using a qualitative semiotic analysis and a quantitative netnographic approach, this mixed method study seeks to examine the use of nostalgic marketing within the field of luxury fashion advertising. The focal point of the study focused on material from online video content posted by four European luxury fashion brands between the years 2020 and 2022, as well as commentary feedback from their followers on social media platforms Instagram and Youtube. READ MORE

  5. 5. Sunscreens Imploded : An eco-cultural exploration of enskinment, protection, and vulnerability

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia

    Author : Tobias Bharucha; [2022]
    Keywords : Sunscreen; SPF; Protection; Vulnerability; Care; Toxicity; Ecologies; Skin; Enskinment; ‘Endocrine Disruptors’; Skin Cancers; Racialised Beauty; Smell;

    Abstract : In this thesis I explore sunscreen use-practices, imaginaries, and material flows. I aim to understand how young people in the globally-immersed UK use sunscreens and how they makesense of them. READ MORE