The CODE-X series catalogs a vast codex of source codes (aka “signs”) extracted from past audits.
The object of study in semiotics is not the signs but rather a general theory of signification; the goal of each “audit” is to build a model demonstrating how meaning is produced and received within a category or cultural territory. Signs on their own, therefore, only become truly revelatory and useful once we’ve sorted them into thematic complexes, and the complexes into codes, and the codes into a meaning map. We call this process “thick description”; the Code-X series is thin description.
“BIG PICTURE” NORM: Learning to perceive the signal within the noise — systems thinking — how it all works.
“BIG PICTURE” FORMS: Complex yet simple forms, charts and graphs — visual metaphors for systems. Matrix-sense of seeing the secret patterns. Perceptive tonality. “Understand and influence the entirety of the system.”
From a 2018 study of the EDUCATIONAL space, within the larger framework of CONVENING. How best to communicate teaching and learning for adults?