Culture Code-X

Paradigm Shift

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Fast Company feature

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.

Instigate conference social

PARADIGM SHIFT” NORM: Beyond brainstorming — here are ideas that will change your worldview, change the way you think forever.

Collision conference website

PARADIGM SHIFT” FORMS: High contrast colors, fractured layouts, chaotic patterns. Exclamation points. Confrontational tonality. “World changing ideas.” “Instigate.” “Collision.”

From a 2018 study of the EDUCATIONAL space, within the larger framework of CONVENING. How best to communicate teaching and learning for adults?

Tags: CODE-X, Convening