Audiovisual media facing digital technology: semiotic gestures around prostheses, devices and archives

Enzo D’ARMENIO

MOTS-CLÉS : AUDIOVISUAL, MEDIA, DIGITAL, PROSTHESES, ENUNCIATION

Abstract : In this article we will examine the relationship between digital technologies and the semiotic possibilities of the audiovisual forms. Starting from the study of three examples—an episode of the Black Mirror series and the movies Passion and Redacted by Brian De Palma—we will try to show that the digital revolution has restructured our relationship to the world as it is constructed between perception, enunciation, communication and transmission. Three concepts will emerge from this study: the concept of prosthetic registration will question the threshold between perception and enunciation; the concept of portable devices will help us analyse the semiotic niches that qualify the difference between enunciation and communication; and finally, the concept of digital archive will guide our examination of the relationship between communication and transmission.

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Audiovisual media facing digital technology: semiotic gestures around prostheses, devices and archives

Enzo D’ARMENIO

Chercheur indépendant, docteur en Sémiotique
de l’Université de Bologne

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