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    Notes on the semiotics of face recognition.Remo Gramigna & Cristina Voto - 2021 - Sign Systems Studies 49 (3-4):338-360.
    Perceiving and recognizing others via their faces is of pivotal importance. The ability to perceive others in the environment – to discern between friends and foes, selves and others – as well as to detect and seek to predict their possible moves, plans, and intentions, is a set of skills that has proved to be essential in the evolutionary history of humankind. The aim of this study is to explore the subject of face recognition as a semiotic phenomenon. The scope (...)
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    Augustine on lying: A theoretical framework for the study of types of falsehood.Remo Gramigna - 2013 - Sign Systems Studies 41 (4):446-487.
    This paper presents a theoretical investigation of the issue of lying from a semiotic perspective and its specific aim is the analysis of the theory of the lie asconceived by Aurelius Augustinus, bishop of Hippo, also known as Augustine or St. Augustine. The latter devoted two short treatises to the issue oflying: De mendacio and Contra mendacium, written in ca. 395 DC and 420 DC, respectively. Th e paper will focus on duplicity and intention to deceive as fundamental and necessary (...)
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    The place of language among sign systems: Juri Lotman and Emile Benveniste.Remo Gramigna - 2013 - Sign Systems Studies 41 (2/3):339-354.
    This paper seeks to shed light on an unwritten chapter in the history of Tartu semiotics, that is, to draw a parallel between Juri Lotman and Emile Benvenisteon the status of natural language among other systems of signs. The tenet that language works as a ‘primary modelling system’ represents one of the trademarksof the Tartu-Moscow school. For Lotman, the primacy assigned to natural language in respect to other systems of signs lied in the fact that the former functions as a (...)
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    Preserving Anonymity: Deep-Fake as an Identity-Protection Device and as a Digital Camouflage.Remo Gramigna - 2024 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 37 (3):729-751.
    This paper aims to explore an overlooked aspect of deep-fake technology, specifically its application as a protective tool for concealing the identities of targeted individuals or whistleblowers. Since its emergence in 2017, deep-fakes have been intertwined with various sociotechnical imaginaries. Traditionally, deep-fake technology has been portrayed as a potential threat to privacy and a weapon for disseminating false information, evident from its definitions which emphasize its deceptive nature and malicious use. Moreover, the origins of deepfakes, such as the creation and (...)
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    Oblique semiotics: the semiotics of the mirror and specular reflections in Lotman and Eco.Remo Gramigna - 2023 - Semiotica 2023 (255):55-75.
    Novelty, the creation of new information, has been the hallmark of Juri M. Lotman’s thought. This issue resurfaces in the discussion of his now famous article “On the semiosphere,” in which Lotman, drawing on Vernadsky, identifies the principles of symmetry, asymmetry, and enantiomorphism as pivotal aspects of the semiotic mechanism of the semiosphere. Specular phenomena and mirror reflections have not only found a prominent place in contemporary semiotic theories of different scholarly traditions – from general semiotics (Eco, Volli) to cognitive (...)
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    Faces in disguise. Masks, concealment, and deceit.Remo Gramigna - 2022 - Topoi 41 (4):741-753.
    The present study investigates and thematizes the interrelation between face masking, concealment, and deceit. It starts from the premise that the significance of disguise and deceit in the history of ideas should be reversed as these methods of the management of human appearance are not only regarded as coercive methods to manipulate and exert power over others but also as tactics skillfully used by the weak in order to outmaneuver those who are in a position of power. The study traces (...)
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    La sémiotique en 2022 : le bilan de l’année.Remo Gramigna & Mari-Liis Madisson - 2023 - Semiotica 2023 (255):161-185.
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