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Saussure, Ferdinand de. “Nature of the Linguistic Sign.”
Semiotics of Data Visualization
Background on Semiotics
Here’s a quick review of semotics from a friendly semiotician (who teaches in the UK).
Exploration & Inquiry
Let’s take a look at environmental imagery for our exploration & inquiry today. Here are a few examples:
Hockey Stick Graph:
Earth Day and the Hockey Stick: A Singular Message
Two decades ago this week a pair of colleagues and I published the original "hockey stick" graph in Nature, which happened to coincide with the Earth Day 1998 observances. The graph showed Earth's temperature, relatively stable for 500 years, had spiked upward during the 20th century.
the Blue Marble
Blue Marble - Image of the Earth from Apollo 17
View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew -- astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, commander; astronaut Ronald E. Evans, command module pilot; and scientist-astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt, lunar module pilot -- traveling toward the moon. This translunar coast photograph extends from the Mediterranean Sea area to the Antarctica South polar ice cap.