Mediated action and representation: on the vicissitudes of human signification.
Homo oeconomicus, 19
The present text deals with a set of issues that are associated with human action and communication instrumented and mediated through complex symbol and sign systems. More specifically, it recounts in the medium of fiction analysis the complex signification issues in-volved in the transition from situated forms of action and communication, embedded in expe-riential knowledge, to abstract and disembodied systems of representation and meaning con-struction. The text is intended as a shortcut, perhaps an allegory, of the effects associated with the expanding social and organizational involvement of contemporary technologies of infor-mation and communication and the vicissitudes such an involvement is bound to give rise to.
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