About

The <Iconicity Research Group> (IRG) is an interdisciplinary group dedicated to the investigation of iconic processes in art and literature. The group is part of the Institute of Arts and Design, Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil.

MAIN TOPICS OF RESEARCH

  • Iconic processes
  • Abductive inference
  • Creativity
  • Diagrammatic reasoning
  • Distributed cognition
  • Cognitive and semiotic artifacts
  • Cognitive and semiotic niches
  • Embodied and situated cognition
  • Intersemiotic translation
  • Intermediality and multimodality
  • Creative translation
  • Art and technology
  • Art and augmented reality

FOCUS OF RESEARCH

  • Relation between multimodality, abductive inference and iconic semiosis
  • Intersemiotic translation and creativity
  • Cognitive niche construction in problem solving tasks through the analysis of diagrammatic thinking in challenges of real-time poetry improvisation
  • Hierarchical presupposition of fundamental kinds of semiotic competences

FRAMEWORKS

  • Theoretical Framework
    • Charles S. Peirce’s Semiotic
    • Cognitive Semiotics
    • Semiotics of Art
    • Embodied and Situated Cognitive Science
    • Biosemiotics
    • Intermedial and Multimodal Studies
  • Experimental Frameworks
    • Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Artificial Life