Arief is a budding cultural researcher and semiotician, with a BA (Hons) in International Media & Communications from the University of Nottingham, focusing on cultural studies. Aiming to grow as a communications analyst by applying cultural insights toward consumer engagement and brand development strategies, his Third Culture Kid upbringing has led to particular interest in the negotiation of transnational identities, intercultural relations, and the nuances of cultural meaning. He is also fascinated by popular culture phenomena and emergent cultures.
Sandra is a British Macedonian apprentice in the field of semiotics and cultural insight, fascinated with decoding communication, cultural innovation, identities and intercultural misunderstandings. She has so far completed a dissertation on theatrical performances of Shakespeare in Japan; researched the role of culture in English language teaching and conducted contrastive analysis of the English and Macedonian media discourse. After working for almost a decade in Skopje’s independent alternative radio station Kanal 103 and singing in several indie-pop bands, she moved to the UK where she continues to blog about music, contemporary design, innovation and cultural trends in her tumblr blog Lofidelica.
London, United Kingdom
thierry mortier is a belgian semiotic architect operating in the field of contemporary art. At the basis of his work lies his research into semiotic generation through semiotic satiation. Superimposing signs to construct signs of superposition, called noizuyo-e, pictures of the noisy world. ノイズ 世 絵.
Currently he’s working on a visual representation of noisense (noise + sense), the semiotic architecture he believes semiosis dwells in.
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