March 2017 archive

Death semiotics

Yesterday I experienced the incredible power of semiotics. Semiotics is the study of signs/symbols and their socially constructed meaning. I first came across semiotics reading Chris Weedon’s “Feminist practice and poststructuralist theory”. An easy to understand, funky, short history from semiotics to poststructuralism can be found here and here with an article called “Poststructuralism explained with […] Read more…

Carly’s Law: a love connection

Just watched the news story on ABC24 TV which culminated in the unveiling of the hand-made quilt made from Carly’s favourite clothes. Listening to Sonya Ryan’s, (Carly’s Mum) story a few things resonated with me: Sonya spoke about the love connection between her and her daughter and it is that connection that has kept her going. […] Read more…