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This rubric features book reviews in the process of being written as a way to prompt discussions not only from the author(s) of the books reviewed but also from anybody who feels that they can make significant contributions to the issues raised by the book or the review. Comments can be added in the appropriate section. This initiative is meant to favor constructive, scholarly dialogue. 

  • UPDATED NOVEMBER 3, 2022 Review of The Language Game: How Improvisation Created Language and Changed the World, by Morten Christiansen and Nick Chater, Basic Books, 2022. By Paul Bouissac. Explaining the emergence and evolution of [...]


This sections features reviews of books and interviews that  make a contribution to semiotics. It also publishes reports on significant conferences. It will cover all relevant disciplines. Smart Semiotics endeavours to provide semioticians and others with this free resource that is essential for the robust development of research.

  • By Geoffrey Sykes. BA 10 Seat 44K. 6.10 A few minutes after takeoff a most dramatic thing happened to the aircraft. Let me explain. Seated, I realize that the main reason for arriving early at [...]
  • Semiotics is not merely a set of theories and methods whose aim is to explore and explain various meaning-making processes through detached analytical discourses. It is also a cognitive experience that affects our ways of [...]
  • ‘Sensemaking across the human organism’ By Adolofo Garcia Michael Mair, 2022-2023 This commentary is on a seminar given by Adolfo Garcia in October 23rd 2022 for a ’ Smart Semiotics’ webinar series. Garcia addressed the [...]
  • Multisensorial  interferences in multimodal communication: the role of olfaction from seduction to aversion. (IPrA Brussels 2023) by  Paul Bouissac.  The research on multimodality bears almost exclusively on visual and acoustic modes    of communication. The [...]
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  • “The spectator is the most important element in the art of the future.” Marcel Duchamp Imagine entering a museum and seeing an extraordinary work of art. It invites you to question reality and answer simple [...]
  • From the University of Torino, Daria Arkhipova  discusses her research on the role of AI on social media.
  • By Gastón Cingolani. Eliseo Verón (1935-2014) was an Argentinian social scientist, and probably the most importantsemiotician that Argentina has given, with a huge influence in Latin America and someEuropean centers. His work constituted an invaluable [...]
  • Mini reviews by Paul Bouissac Re-published from SemiotiX 2012Before sight there was touch and smell, both in our evolutionary and developmental past. Scantattention has been paid, though, to tactile, gustatory, and olfactory information in the [...]
  • By Adolfo Martin Garcia Neurosemiotics is a pluralistic framework aimed to describe and explain semiosis as an emergent socio-biological phenomenon (García & Ibáñez, 2022a). It has been described as a subfield of biosemiotics that encompasses [...]

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