Share Paper: Storytelling with Data: Visualization in Education- Semiotics Perspective

  1. Melda Yildiz, New York Institute of Technology, United States
  2. Amr Swid, New York Institute of Technology, United States
Thursday, March 29 3:40 PM-4:00 PM Whitney

Abstract: Semiotics is one of the approaches to media education and new media literacy. It complements and promotes the ideals of Media Literacy education. It opens a new way to the study of media literacy. We can not only study the alphabet of deaf-mutes, symbolic rites, polite formulas, military signals, and religious symbols but also study the commercials, sit-coms, soap operas, bulletin boards, and now the Internet. In a sense, we all are using, deconstructing, learning, and reading signs even though we never studied Semiotics. We learn new signs every day as the signs evolve continually in their meaning or significance ...