Self-reference in the Media
This book explores the semiotic foundations of reference and self-reference. It focuses on the transdisciplinary context of self-reference within postmodern culture and examines original studies from the worlds of print advertising, photography, film, television, computer games, media art, web art, body art, and music. In the broad sense adopted by the authors, the concept of self-reference includes self-reflexivity, metatextuality, metapictures, metamusic, metacommunication, intertextual, and even intermedial reference, although to different degrees and at different levels.
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Modes of selfreference in advertising
Metapictures and selfreferential pictures
Selfreference in opaque advertising
The death of photography in selfreference
Outlines of a comprehensive model
Nostalgia of the media in the media
On the use of selfdisclosure as a mode of audiovisual reflexivity
Forms and functions of archive material
addresser aesthetic animated films artist Auto-illustrator Bateson become camera Char Davies character cinema commercial communication computer games concept context contrast Coutinho create culture depict device documentary dynamical elements Eve Arnold evince example feature fictional Figure filmic forms of self-reference frame function game theory game world genre house ads iconic immersion interaction interpretant intertextuality kind language Luhmann Maniac Mansion mass media Max Payne means medium memory metacommunication metafiction metalanguage metalepsis metamusic metapictures metareference mise en abyme mode movie narrative narrator net.art nostalgia object observation painting paradox Peirce Peirce's Persil perspective photography pictorial player possible present ProSieben reality recursivity reference referential reflection reflexivity represent representation Rossi-Landi rules Santaella scene screen self-critical self-reference self-referential self-referential pictures semiosis semiotic sense shows social space story strategies television term theory verbal viewers visual Winfried Noth words Zork