Semantic Metaphors

Edit: the original blog post on Nodalities blog has been archived/deleted/ignored. I’ve republished it here.   I tend to live in a world of metaphor. It’s not my fault, according to Lakoff and Johnson. We all use metaphor all the time: to construct...

Walled gardens: mapping the parties

Originally appeared on the Nodalities blog – which has since been consigned to the wayback machine. 29th April 2008, 11:34 am by Zach Beauvais In: Uncategorized The essence of metaphor is understanding and experiencing on kind of thing in terms of another. -Lakoff and...

Conversational tagging–rough draft

Are we, as a society or set of societies too quick to categorise? I think we have built upon the Victorian-era’s predilection for classification for understanding. You’ll notice, no doubt, that I categorised the idea of classification as Victorian. Perhaps...