Joao Queiroz

Joao Queiroz
Federal University of Juiz de Fora · Departamento de Artes e Design

PhD

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Introduction
João Queiroz is a professor at the Institute of Arts and Design, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil. His research interests include: Peircean Semiotics, Biosemiotics and Cognitive Science, as well as South-American and Brazilian literature. >> https://joaoqueirozsemiotics.wordpress.com/publications/ https://iconicity-group.org/publications/
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March 2009 - present
Federal University of Juiz de Fora
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Publications (218)
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Os Sertões de Euclides da Cunha são um projeto intermidiático e multimodal. Sua "tecnografia própria", como Euclides a projeta em carta a José Veríssimo, "corporifica-se" numa "transgressão de gêneros" (cf. Haroldo de Campos), e requer o uso de mapas e fotografias. Como fotolivro de literatura brasileira, trata-se de nosso mais notável experimento...
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Este artigo apresenta uma edição especial da revista MATLIT dedicada a "fotolivros de literatura". Como sabemos, o conceito de fotolivro mistura-se com muitos outros conceitos – livro de artista, arte do livro, obra-de-livro [bookwork], livro de arte, livro objeto, livro ilustrado, livro concetual, livro fotográfico, álbum fotográfico – de diversos...
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In this interview, Moritz Neumüller reflects on the nature of the photobook as a specific medium, and examines its place in contemporary photography. The interview was made by João Queiroz and Ana Luiza Fernandes in February and March 2021.
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As a projective augmented intelligence technique, intersemiotic translation works as a predictive tool, anticipating surprising patterns of semiotic events and processes, keeping under control the emergence of new patterns. At the same time, it works as a generative model, providing new, unexpected, data in the target system, and affording competin...
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Resumo Poetamenos, o principal precursor do concretismo no Brasil, é uma transcriação intersemiótica da Klangfarbenmelodie, de Anton Webern. Trata-se de uma série de seis poemas, elaborados por Augusto de Campos entre 1952 e 1953. A transcriação da técnica serial musical está relacionada ao fim do ciclo histórico do verso e fornece à “linha evoluti...
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Como fornecer um locus de observação para a noção formal de semiose? Temos sugerido que as noções de nicho e artefato são especialmente capazes de atualizar a tese, formulada por Peirce, de que não se pode pensar sem signos externos, associando-a a novos métodos e resultados empíricos e teóricos. Neste artigo, introduzimos a noção de nicho de artef...
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Intersemiotic translation (IT) can be described as a cognitive artefact designed as a predictive, generative, and metasemiotic tool that distributes artistic creativity. Cognitive artefacts have a huge variety of forms and are manipulated in many different ways and domains. As a projective augmented intelligence technique, IT works as a predictive...
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(http://www.commens.org/encyclopedia) The Commens Encyclopedia contains research articles related to different aspects of the philosophy of C. S. Peirce. Along with the Commens Dictionary, the encyclopedia integrates the Commens Digital Companion (http://www.commens.org/). You are invited to send a contribution in the form of a paper (full or short...
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Resumo: Estruturas de versificação em prosa de língua portuguesa constituem um fenômeno ainda inexplorado por teóricos e historiadores da literatura, e a mineração automática de tais estruturas é inédita em Linguística Computacional. O sistema MIVES (Mining Verse Structure) foi desenvolvido para escansão computacional de estruturas métricas de vers...
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O sistema Boehm fornece um padrão estável para construção da flauta transversal, criando um espaço estruturado de ideias concebíveis. Este espaço está relacionado ao incremento tecnológico, metalúrgico e ao desenvolvimento de chaves e sapatilhas na flauta. O sistema incorpora uma “disposição para ação”, ou um “padrão estruturado de restrições”. O s...
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Silent Book and Sí por Cuba are paradigmatic examples of photobooks. Those two works are analyzed in this article based on intermedial studies and on C. S. Peirce’s semiotic. As a result, we observe properties and material components of the book working as iconic processes of the photos and of the relationship between them. It constrains interpreti...
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Resumo: Como descrever as relações entre foto e poesia em casos de intermidialidade observados em fotolivros de literatura? No fotolivro de literatura, o signo verbal parece estar vinculado à imagem fotográfica em uma interação bidirecional, criando um sistema acoplado que pode ser visto como um novo sistema. Influências mutuamente modulatórias e c...
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Creative translation as a method for investigation was an idea systematically explored by the Brazilian poet and translator Haroldo de Campos. According to Campos' approach, creative translation corresponds to the transcreation of a multi-level system of constraints, "selected" and revealed by the target system. We intend to describe this process a...
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Creative translation as a method for investigation was an idea systematically explored by the Brazilian poet and translator Haroldo de Campos. According to Campos' approach, creative translation corresponds to the transcreation of a multi-level system of constraints, "selected" and revealed by the target system. We intend to describe this process a...
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Photobooks are a specific kind of artistic artifacts that possess particular features that distinguishes them from photographic prints, as well as from simple catalogues of artistic images. The most important of these distinctive features are the relations between photographs, written texts and other visual resources that can be found in several pu...
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In opposition to the trivial notion of icon as a sign that stands for its object in a relation of similarity, we are going to describe and analyze several examples of intermedial visual artworks as iconic models whose main feature is the possibility of discovering new information about its object - this specific feature is called operational criter...
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Here we describe Peircean post-1903 semiosis as a processualist conception of meaning, and relate it to contemporary active externalism in Philosophy of Cognitive Science, especially through the notion of cognitive niche construction. In particular, we shall consider the possibility of integrating (a) the understanding of “semiosis as process” with...
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La creatividad artística puede ser observada como una propiedad de la manipulación de artefactos cognitivos. Más específicamente, está distribuida a través de artefactos cognitivos, como oportunidad para la emergencia de entidades y procesos sorprendentes. En danza, la manipulación de nuevos artefactos cognitivos, como técnicas de danza, softwares,...
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EN/[PT]: The objects of analysis in this article are digital picturebooks, which may be called e-picturebooks. This research contributes to a definition of e-picturebook as a distinct storytelling experience from printed picturebook, introducing distributed cognition as a new theoretical perspective for the analysis of the phenomenon. This perspect...
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O haicai tem sido alvo de uma enorme quantidade de análises. De Barthes a Leminski, de Haroldo de Campos a Octavio Paz, para mencionar apenas alguns dos mais conhecidos, as análises se concentram na forma justa e densamente estruturada do poema e na brevidade do acontecimento representado. Trata-se de uma ideia que já foi muito explorada, e da qual...
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Palast der Republik , by the photographer Christoph Rokitta, is an independent photobook published in 2013 in Berlin. In the photobook different semiotic resources are coupled in order to iconically model the demolition of the homonymous building in Berlin. In opposition to the trivial notion of icon as sign that stands for its object in a relation...
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This paper presents, describes and analyses two photobooks: Palast der Republik and Domesticidades. We claim that, because of their highly iconic features, they can be regarded as epistemic artefacts (models) since they reveal information about their objects, as well as about their own morphological properties. The analysis focuses on (i) the kind...
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A classificação dos signos está entre os tópicos mais importantes do sistema filosófico de Charles S. Peirce. As 10, 28 e 66 classes de signos representam um grande refinamento da divisão mais conhecida – ícone, índice, símbolo. Visualizando Signos examina diferentes estratégias de visualização dessas classificações, e propõe um método para o desig...
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Charles S. Peirce designed many diagrams to model different aspects of his classifications of signs. Peirce scholars also contributed to the understanding of Peirce’s classifications by designing new diagrams, eventually using color, dimensions and movement. The 20 diagrams presented here were conceived to better explain the structural, hierarchica...
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Quarenta clics em Curitiba, published in 1976, is a rare, almost unprecedented example of a Brazilian literary photobook. Conceived collaboratively by Paulo Leminski and Jack Pires, the work does not appear in any anthology dedicated to the "photobook" genre. Neither is it mentioned as an artist book project in specialized publications. It is, in s...
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According to Peirce’s pragmatic semiotics, meaning (semiosis) is not an infused concept, but a power to engender interpretants. Semiosis is a triadic, context-sensitive (situated), interpreter-dependent (dialogic), materially extended (embodied and distributed) dynamic process. Although meaning is context-sensitive and materially extended, its locu...
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Silent Book e Sí por Cuba são exemplos paradigmáticos de fotolivros cujas propriedades são exploradas neste artigo com base nos estudos de intermidialidade (intermedial studies) e na semiótica de C.S.Peirce. Observam-se ao menos dois processos muito característicos das relações intermidiáticas nestes trabalhos: os aspectos materiais do livro atuam...
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Poems are treated by translators as hierarchical multilevel systems. Here we propose the notion of “multilevel poetry translation” to characterize such cases of poetry translation in terms of selection and rebuilding of a multilevel system of constraints across languages. Different levels of a poem correspond to different sets of components that as...
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A criatividade artística pode ser observada como uma propriedade da manipulação de artefatos cog-nitivos. Mais especificamente, está distribuída através de artefatos cognitivos, como oportunidades para a emergência de entidades e processos surpreendentes. Quando novos artefatos são criados, ou usados em novos contextos, observamos o que Boden chama...
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En este artículo presentamos algunas consideraciones sobre una interpretación semiótica de los sistemas de información genética, como una base para la elucidación del concepto de información, que carece en biología de una teoría que posibilite la comprensión de sus aspectos semánticos y pragmáticos. La teoría de los signos de Peirce incluye concept...
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A disseminação, na última década, de dispositivos computacionais portáteis, como tablets e smartphones, influenciou o desenvolvimento de experiências de storytelling digitais como os e-picturebooks, experiências com recursos ainda mais diversos que os e-books (livros digitais) produzidos para os primeiros e-readers (dispositivos dedicados à leitura...
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Habit in semiosis can be modeled both as a macro-level in a hierarchical multi-level system where it functions as boundary conditions for emergence of semiosis, and as a cognitive niche produced by an ecologically-inherited environment of cognitive artifacts. According to the first perspective, semiosis is modeled in terms of a multilayered system,...
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Photobooks are a specific kind of artistic artifacts that possess particular features that distinguishes them from photographic prints, as well as from simple catalogues of artistic images. The most important of these distinctive features are the relations between photographs, written texts and other visual resources that can be found in several pu...
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Here we introduce a theoretical framework for investigation of the cognitive and semiotic nature of digital storytelling. Our approach analyzes e-picturebooks (digital picturebooks) as cognitive artifacts and their impact on cognitive niche construction. Cognitive artifacts have the power both to create new problems and to create means for solving...
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VIA is a mobile art project (video-dance and computational music) semiotically translated to photographic media by means of formal constraints derived from selected properties of Rio de Janeiro's predefined downtown routes. Under the constraints of street buildings and the morphology of the routes, questions regarding the influence of the bodily mo...
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Here we introduce a theoretical framework for investigation of the cognitive and semiotic nature of digital storytelling. Our approach analyzes e-picturebooks (digital picturebooks) as cognitive artifacts and their impact on cognitive niche construction. Cognitive artifacts have the power both to create new problems and to create means for solving...
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The phenomenon of intersemiotic translation from literature (source-sign) to graphic illustration (target-sign) is well known and has been exhaustively analyzed. Jakobson (2000: 114) defines the phenomenon as “transmutation⁄ or interpretation of verbal signs by means of signs of nonverbal sign systems”. This paper presents an intersemiotic translat...
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This article presents and discusses the process “bio-inspired tattoos,” e.g., biologically inspired tattoos created as randomically generated images with visual patterns inspired by neural stem cell cultures. It can be summarized as follows: (i) in vitro cell cultures are cultivated; (ii) images of the cultured cells are taken; (iii) the visual pat...
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A prosa de Gertrude Stein surge de um denso diálogo com o cubismo de Cézanne e Picasso, e com o “fluxo do pensamento” de William James. Parte, entretanto, da crítica insiste em interpretar os efeitos da repetição como redundância, razão de seu maior “defeito”, e a “não figuratividade” de suas experiências como abstração do referente, cuja implicaçã...
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Augmented Reality complements reality overlaying computer modeled virtual objects in real world images, allowing users to be immersed in synthetic environments. Tattoos are an ancient cultural practice, performed for centuries, with intervention in epithelial layers of the human body, and technological devices can further expand this practice. Here...
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The London Underground Diagram (LUD) is a cognitive artifact and a well-known example of representational efficiency , having been copied by urban transportation systems worldwide. Here we describe the design of the LUD as an example of cognitive niche construction happening through iconic meaning of a problem space. We argue that the LUD's meaning...
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Gertrude Stein is considered one of the most radical literary experimentalists of twentieth-century literature. Here we focus on how repetition and time in Stein's work are intersemiotically translated in two contemporary dance pieces, Always Now Slowly (2010, by Lars Dahl Pedersen) and,e [dez episódios sobre a prosa topovisual de gertrude stein] (...
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Quarenta Clics em Curitiba é uma rara, quase sem precedentes, obra colaborativa de fotolivro de literatura brasileira. Sua estrutura de folhas soltas, sem numeração, impede o leitor de qualquer tentativa de sequencializar a leitura. Impedido de criar focos de atenção privilegiados, com sequências capazes de sugerir estruturas narrativas, ele “recri...
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Philosophers and social scientists of diverse orientations have sug-gested that the pragmatics of semiosis is germane to a dynamic account of meaning as process. Semiosis, the central focus of C. S. Peirce's pragmatic philosophy, may hold a key to perennial problems regarding meaning. Indeed, Peirce's thought should be deemed seminal when placed wi...
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We present the mobile art project VIA, which combined mobile technology, video-dance and computer-assisted music composition. Its main goal was to endow specific locations of Rio de Janeiro with video-dance and computer music performances, accessed through locative media. Summarily, any user equipped with a tablet or smartphone with an Internet con...
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Intersemiotic translation (IT) was defined by Roman Jakobson (The Translation Studies Reader, Routledge, London, p. 114, 2000) as “transmutation of signs”—“an interpretation of verbal signs by means of signs of nonverbal sign systems.” Despite its theoretical relevance, and in spite of the frequency in which it is practiced, the phenomenon remains...
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In this article we approach a case of intersemiotic translation as a paradigmatic example of Boden's 'transformational creativity' category. To develop our argument, we consider Boden's fundamental notion of 'conceptual space' as a regular pattern of semiotic action, or 'habit' (sensu Peirce). We exemplify with Gertrude Stein's intersemiotic transl...
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The icon is the type of sign connected to efficient representational features, and its manipulation reveals more information about its object. The London Underground Diagram (LUD) is an iconic artifact and a well-known example of representational efficiency, having been copied by urban transportation systems worldwide. This paper investigates the e...
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The classifications of signs are among the most important topics of Peirce's theory of signs. The 10 classes of signs were developed from 1903 and represent an important refinement of the fundamental division of signs into icons, indexes, and symbols. In this paper we present two diagrammatic models for 10 classes, proposed by Peirce, and an interp...
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The observation of cognitive behavior in multimodal resource-rich immersive fictional worlds such as in RPGs helps to clarify the relation between multimodality, abductive inference and iconic semiosis, and addresses how the interaction of several systems of signs constructs the environment in which human mind develops.
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Differently from the anti-cartesianism defended by some embodied-situated cognitive scientists, which is predominantly anti-representationalist, for C. S. Peirce, mind is semiosis (sign-action) in a dialogical form, and cognition is the development of available semiotic material artifacts in which it is embodied as a power to produce interpretants...
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Here we describe an experiment on intersemiotic translation: [5.sobre.o.mesmo]. This dance piece translates a literary portrait by Gertrude Stein, “Orta or One Dancing”. It can be described as a creative “translation lab” exhibiting the results of independent translations by five dancers/choreographers, also by the composer and the architect. The m...
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This poster, displayed at the The Charles S. Peirce International Centennial Congress (University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2014), presents the key features of the new Digital Companion version of Commens, launched in 2014.
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Here we are specially interested in how 10 classes of signs can contribute to the construction of models that serve as tools for the investigation of biological mimicry. As a corollary to our analysis of firefly signaling (El-Hani, Queiroz & Stjernfelt, 2010), we analyze the capacity of producing propositions (i.e., dicisigns) as a general requisit...
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The skin can be described as a niche structured by semiotic artefacts (tattoos) that work as symbolic–indexical devices (dicisigns). New biocompatible technologies responsive to organic and environmental variations change the role of the skin as a semiotic niche. New devices are transforming the skin into a niche of interactive interfaces. In this...
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Aos que se surpreenderem de ver a prosa do engenheiro antes dos versos do poeta, direi que nem tudo é golpeantemente decisivo nesta profissão de números e diagramas. E C (1907) O raciocínio diagramático é o único tipo realmente fértil de raciocínio. C S. P (1906). A Poética de 'Os Sertões' (2010) revela uma complexa urdidura, de natureza subliminar...
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A section of C. S. Peirce's Speculative Grammar, on the ten classes of signs, received an important diagrammatic treatment from 1903 on. In this article we present and discuss two diagrams developed by Peirce for the ten classes, and include sketches of these models.