List, Cary Campbell of the Semiotic Research Group posted this summary of a lecture, "Anticipation and Semiotics: One Cannot Not Interact" and gives a link to the accompanying ppt slideshow by Mihai Nadin (he inadvertently misspells his first name as 'Mihou') on that group's Facebook page.
Many years ago I read a number of Nadin's papers and had a fascinating off-list discussion with him on his work, then focusing squarely on Peirce's semiotic theory and, as I recall, especially Peirce's understanding of virtuality. While Nadin has gone on to consider applications of semiotic theory to computer science, HCI, and other fields, it appears that his work continues to be 'grounded' in Peircean semiotics. Best, Gary Cary wrote: This is a super topical lecture from engineer/scientist/semiotician Mihou Nadin; quite inspiring. He talks about man’s current and developing relations with technology and how these relationships are slowly automating the human away; in which the emphasis has shifted, since his pioneering work in interfaces and AI, from making machines more like humans to making humans more like machines. This leads him to assert that the dynamism and complexity of life (Godel defines complexity as the ability to interact) is not reducible to the machine. Or in other words, signs (in the Peircean understanding that always open up something new to an interpreter) are not reducible to signals, which carry preformed and static data. Naturally, this calls for him to explore Peircian interpretative semiotics. Here is also a pdf of his presentation to accompany the video: http://www.nadin.ws/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/tartu_presentation.pdf <http://l.facebook.com/l/VAQGMDKVvAQGJ132n81efy1uUwZdfD1Jrw_TeQ0Vj6Gc8lA/www.uttv.ee/naita?id=22396> [image: Gary Richmond] *Gary Richmond* *Philosophy and Critical Thinking* *Communication Studies* *LaGuardia College of the City University of New York* *C 745* *718 482-5690*
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