[-empyre-] Recent work on 'semiotic splatter' / introduction

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Wed Nov 9 03:41:54 AEDT 2016

My name is Alan Sondheim and I approve this message. I'm an
artist, writer, and musician, working in entangled media.

Recently, I've been think of "semiotic splatter" - fragmented
and chaotic semiosis (the process of signification in language
or literature, the production of meaning), and splatter both as
control and dissolution. I use this term to indicate that
semiosis is never totalized, that it falls apart, fails,
coagulates and clumps; it's related to an incessant presencing
of material which appears more and more stale and derogated.
Semiotic splatter is related as well to strange attractors in
chaos theory and leads to the problematic of semiosis and
"coagulative hardening" - for example the rise of
totalitarianism out of (political, economic) chaos.

The semiotic splatter work is at
http://www.alansondheim.org/splatter.txt - a good introduction
to my work in general.

A word about my practice - to write and produce as continuous
praxis; ; I've been doing daily pieces (text/music/image/video)
since 1994, as an ongoing meditation - first, on 'cyberspace,'
but now extended elsewhere. The pieces are organized through a
series of texts; the most recent are at
http://www.alansondheim.org/uf.txt and
http://www.alansondheim.org/ug.txt .

Thanks to Murat, Renate, and Timothy, for the invitation to
participate for the week!

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