In this chapter, I survey the current of semiotics of computing and show a perspective leading towards computational semiotics. The chapter opens by describing the signification of a train of thought as a semiotics of computing and surveys different approaches taken with respect to applying semiotics to computing. A summary of one possible theory of semiotics is then provided, founded through analysis of computer programs—through which any computing is realized—along three axes: models of signs, kinds of signs, and systems of signs. Lastly, I describe how semiotic consideration of computing could lead to better information processing as a future new domain of computational semiotics.
- Programming languages
- User interface
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Tanaka-Ishii, K. (2015). Semiotics of Computing: Filling the Gap Between Humanity and Mechanical Inhumanity. In: Trifonas, P. (eds) International Handbook of Semiotics. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9404-6_44
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