Horel, Bertrand (2005): Mobile Multi-media Messages (MMS): Show-don't-tell in a Communication. Published in: International Journal of Digital Economics No. 59 (September 2005): pp. 17-34.
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With its complex intersemiotic and intermedial textual configuration, the multimedia mobile message (MMS) offers a unique opportunity to apply visual semiotics tools to the theories of communication. By means of an experimental technical device used by a sample of MMS users who exchanged real image-containing messages, the author highlights the ways in which individuals play with the technical constraints of the MMS application during message production. The analysis of a set of simple messages reveals the extent to which the natural indicial tension of photography impregnates the messages, to the point of their assuming a playful dimension, through ingenious playing on meaning within the framework of a private message.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Communications & Strategies|
|Original Title:||Mobile Multi-media Messages (MMS): Show-don't-tell in a Communication|
|Keywords:||MMS; semiotics; interpersonnal communication; image; text; message|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L96 - Telecommunications|
|Depositing User:||Sophie Nigon|
|Date Deposited:||02. Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 21:50|