Here’s the paper I gave at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America in Toronto: Semiotic Practice and Internet Freedom. This study outlines several ways in which the Semiotic theory of practices & other levels of semiotic experiences can be applied to understanding various Internet Freedom discourses. Specifically, I apply Fontanille’s recent work on Semiotic Practices to the work of Internet Freedom expert Rebecca MacKinnon and the open source software project, WordPress.
My current project is a discursive analysis of how people “re-live” the experience of Carlton Fisk’s 12th inning home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. I will apply the Semiotic Theory of the Body to this study. Many people who remember this historical moment will often re-enact Carlton Fisk’s body language when talking about it. This home run is known as the home run that was “willed” fair by Fisk, as though by magic.
I had a great time performing with my friends James Guastaferro and Mark Katsaounis at the Cornelia Street Cafe last Friday (April 13, 2012).
I was happy to see so many friendly faces in the audience. We played 15 of my songs to a very supportive and enthusiastic crowd. To all of you who came, I thank you. I was truly honored by your presence.
Some of you signed up to get a copy of my two upcoming albums. I will send you digital copies as soon as they are completed (sometime this summer). If forgot to sign the list or would like to request copies of the albums, just write to me at email@example.com.
I am also happy to announce that Cornelia Street has invited me to play there again. I will keep you posted.