The Object
of Discourse

About this website

The Object of Discourse is a collection of essays about semiotics and design. Sometimes one, sometimes the other, but mostly the two combined. It follows my exploration of the semiotics of objects as part of my job as a designer of digital things, but it’s also about nondigital stuff, such as airports. Often enough, the other objects of my semiotic interest will be dragged into the discourse. Although there is no room for comments, I encourage discussion through other means, like email and Twitter. All opinions will be taken into account, and will be the basis for further reviews and further writing.

About me

I’m a semiotician and web designer. By day I’m the technical director at Digital Loom in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I wrote a book called Beyond Sitcom, which is not about design. Sometimes I tweet, sometimes I toot/bark.