Who's afraid of integrationist signs: writing, digital art, interactivity and integrationism

Pryor, Sally (2011) Who's afraid of integrationist signs: writing, digital art, interactivity and integrationism. Language Sciences, 33 (4). pp. 647-653.

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Abstract

The author describes the seminal influence that Roy Harris has had on the creation of her interactive digital artworks about writing. Broadly speaking, Harris's integrationist theory of writing separates writing from speech and (re)aligns it with spatial configurations. This approach offered robust solutions to the author's creative struggle. The resulting artworks express Harris's theory in a manner that is impossible with written words on paper, such as the idea that no fixed boundary can be erected between language and the non-linguistic. The artworks also require Harris's theory in order to explain the new kinds of signs that are created by human-computer interaction with the works, such as dynamic, reflexive and multidimensional written Arabic signs that show in writing, but not in words, how the user is to read them. A brief discussion of the challenges of integrationist theory for non-linguists concludes the paper.

Item ID: 28200
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-5746
Keywords: writing, integrationism, digital art, interactivity, human-computer interaction
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Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2014 03:03
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190205 Interactive Media @ 40%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190203 Electronic Media Art @ 40%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200499 Linguistics not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing @ 80%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 20%
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