Thursday, January 11, 2018

Marilyn Arsem [459]

Marilyn Arsem
Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

1. Sign in Venice
2. Sign in Taipei, Taiwan - Read the line at the bottom!
3. Another sign

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

George Moseley [456]

George Moseley
Cambridge, MA, USA

The one about warthogs is from the Nairobi Game Park.

The “painting” sign is also located in Nairobi.

My favorite sign is one that I have passed two or three times on a road in the desert in southern Utah when driving across the country. Unfortunately, I never took a picture. It is located on a stretch of road through country that is absolutely flat, unvegetated, and generally desolate. It reads: “If you lived here, you’d be home now.”

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

David Chin [453]

David Chin
Philadelphia, PA, USA

1. I have a meeting on the 4th floor

2. DEAR #AMERICA YOU ARE YOUR WORST ENEMY #YOMI #pasteup #wheatpaste #philly

3. #graffiti #streetart #philly #phillystreetart

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Audrey Banks [450]

Audrey Banks
Boston, MA USA

The cat the dog the mouse scared chased is wrong

The cat the dog the mouse the elephant the flea the virus infected bit squashed scared chased is wrong

English, by definition, is an infinite language. Pairs of nouns and their corresponding verbs infinitely center-embed within a sentence. While the sentence maintains its grammatical structure, human capacity prevents the sentence from preserving its meaning past the 3rd embedding. Capacity and memory limit our perception of the English language, distorting its semantic representation while maintaining its syntax.

In light of our potential, the emphasis is on syntactic representation, allowing us to interpret the English language without the limitation of content.