Semiotic Apophenia

On the drive down to Cornwall from Bristol, Robin and I discussed the eerie effects of a kind of semiotic apophenia that is particular to the late capitalist subject. How, in absence of any grounding, we see the echoes of the “semiotic pollution”, as Mark called it, in everything.

Large parts of Cornwall remain untouched by this kind of pollution but you can nonetheless catch your mind in the act of grasping for familiarity, something epitomised by Robin’s son declaring “LOL” at the sight of the standing stones of Mên-an-Tol.

_MG_6543

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s