I’m headed to Cyprus next week to talk at the 3rd International Conference on Semiotics and Visual Communication (ICSVC). It’s being held at Lemesos by the Cyprus University of Technology.
I will be talking about brand personalities and their relationship to the design process in newspapers. I got a slightly ambitious plan to include some points about how these can be seen through Husserlian phenomenology or Schön’s theory of metaphor use in creative work. So I have to make the presentation quite carefully and practice a lot to manage it all.
Just a bit ambitious? Crazy? Probably. But I thought this way it would fit to the topics of the conference which revolve around branding and semiotics. Besides, I seriously dislike conference presentations where the content is very thin.
Last time I was in Cyprus in 2010 for the 4th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication. Back then I was speaking about news graphics and journalism, as it had been the focus of my MA dissertation. Based on that experience I can tell you that Cyprus is a nice place and the people are great.
The are also lots of other very interesting sounding presentations on the schedule. So if you have the time to spare, I recommend warmly coming along.