First off, what is Semiotics?
Semiotics, blandly defined, is the “study of signs.” We’re not talking stop signs, however – we’re talking about symbolism and metaphor both in contemporary culture as well as Torah narrative. We dive into both the text as well as our society and come out with a vision of where we are and what’s to come. We make sense and meaning of the peculiarities of life. Honestly, though, the best way to understand what semiotics means is to try out SemioBytes, in particular our first episode.
S4E5: Deep Adaptation, Climate Catastrophe, and the Jewish Perspective – SemioBytes – Jewish and Christian Semiotics on Contemporary Issues
SemioBytes began as a component of a “Track 02” dissertation artifact for Rabbi Yoni and Dr. Terry Rankin in the Doctor of Ministry (Leadership, Semiotics, and Future Studies) program under lead mentor Dr. Leonard Sweet at Portland Seminary.