Issue # 14 | Spring 2014 | Asignifying Semiotics: Or How to Paint Pink on Pink

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7480/footprint.8.1

This issue of Footprint examines the notion of asignifying semiotics, which plays a dominant role in contemporary capitalism and becomes indispensable in creating the very conditions for its political critique. Asignifying semiotics is not limited to the semiotics of mathematics, stock indices, money, accounting and computer codes, but includes the semiotics of music, art, architecture, film, dance, and so on. What they have in common is their repudiation of the hegemony of meta-languages. Asignifying signs do not represent or refer to an already constituted dominant reality. Rather, they simulate and pre-produce a reality that is not yet there. Existence is not already a given, it is a stake in the experimental assemblages, be they scientific, political or artistic. Deleuze and Guattari’s principle of asignifying rupture calls for relinquishing the tautological, and hence trivial effort of tracing, in favour of creative mapping. The ten articles in Footprint 14 constitute a cartography that is coextensive with the social field, no longer as mimesis but as poiesis.

Issue's editors: Deborah Hauptmann and Andrej Radman

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Table of Contents

Articles

Deborah Hauptmann, Andrej Radman
1-12
Gary Genosko
13-28
Patrick Healy
29-40
Piotrek Swiatkowski
41-52
Jay Hetrick
53-68
Marc Boumeester
69-80
Stella Baraklianou
81-96
Louis Schreel
97-108
Gregory J Seigworth
109-119

Review articles

Alexander Mooi
119-128