Culture Code Nature Machine: Interdisciplinary Conference on Semiotics, UM-Ann Arbor, March 12-13, 2010

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Semiotics Rackham Interdisciplinary Work Group, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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The Semiotics Rackham Interdisciplinary Work Group at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is excited to place a call for papers, media, and performance for our inaugural conference on Peircean semiotics. We invite contributions of multidisciplinary work that addresses or challenges the theme of sign activity as constitutive and constructive of nature and culture. In addition to scholarly papers, we invite submissions by artists, musicians, filmmakers, performers, and others whose work interrogates the processes and possibilities of sign activity and the making of meaning.

Confirmed participants include E. Valentine Daniel (Columbia U.), Terrence Deacon (U.C. Berkeley), Paul Bouissac (U. Toronto), and Lenore Malen (Parsons/New School).

Please submit abstracts of no more than 200 words to by February 28, 2010. Additional information about the conference can be found at