is an interdisciplinary group dedicated to the investigation of iconic processes in intermedia phenomena, art and literature. the iconicity research group [IRG] is part of the institute of arts, federal university of juiz de fora, brazil

main topics of research

intermediality and multimodality; intersemiotic translation; creative translation; art, literature and augmented reality; abductive inference and creativity; diagrammatic reasoning; distributed cognition, cognitive and semiotic artifacts; embodied and situated cognition

focus of research

intersemiotic translation and creativity; relation between multimodality, abductive inference and iconic semiosis; cognitive niche construction in problem solving tasks through the analysis of diagrammatic thinking


theoretical framework > intermedial and multimodal studies, computational linguistics, charles s. peirce’s semiotic, cognitive semiotics, semiotics of art, embodied and situated cognitive science, biosemiotics,  interaction design, hierarchical multilevel systems
experimental frameworks > graph network analysis, augmented reality techniques, artificial life