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Semiotic Analysis

Dark Social - Hook Research
Semiotic Analysis
21/02/2018

What exactly is Dark Social and why should brands care? – Talking Human

For our latest Talking Human video, Hook Research sat down with Jonathan Sebire from Signify to better understand Dark Social - what it is, how it impacts the news cycle, and why brands should care about shedding light on this space. What is dark social? "Dark Social is essentially anything,…
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Semiotic Analysis
04/09/2017

Believing is Seeing: Sports Imagery and Semiotics

‘Football matters, as poetry does to some people and alcohol does to others… Football is inherent in the people… There is more eccentricity in deliberately disregarding it than in devoting a life to it. The way we play the game, organize it and reward it reflects the kind of community…
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Shakespeare and Migration - Hook Research
Semiotic Analysis
28/02/2017

The Art of Displacement: Exploring Shakespeare and Migration

What can we learn from Shakespeare in the modern day? From Twitter groups that elevate the under-represented to podcasters bonding over guilty pleasures, community building and belonging are topics that have dominated recent conversations with respondents. At Hook Research, we recently had a chance to speak with Arne Pohlmeier, a theatre director who is tackling these themes…
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Digital Democracy - Hook Research
Semiotic Analysis
27/01/2017

New Digital Democracy? Tweeting in the Age of Trump

As President Donald Trump continues to eschew traditional press meetings for more incendiary tweets, we at Hook Research spoke to Sam Mesquita - social director at a London marketing agency - about the way social media now challenges power structures, the ability of hashtags to unite disparate, like-minded individuals, and the…
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gender in dance - Hook Research
Semiotic Analysis
22/12/2016

How Strict is Strictly? Pushing the Boundaries of Gender in Dance

https://vimeo.com/196615093 For the latest in our Talking Human series, Hook Research spoke to dancer and choreographer Yukiko Masui about her latest dance piece It Takes Two Too, in which she pushes the boundaries of gender in dance in order to better illuminate the limits she witnesses within society as a whole. How can dance…
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musique concrete - Hook Research
Semiotic Analysis
26/10/2016

Hearing Hidden Worlds – An Interview with a Musique Concrete Artist

https://vimeo.com/188876277 Musique Concrete is a composition technique that mixes raw recordings of sounds - squeeky hinges, rusty doorknobs - into celestial, eerie music. Tape loop artist Robin the Fog – one half of Musique Concrete group Howlround – met with Hook Research to talk about his work and the process behind creating his…
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Semiotic Analysis
27/09/2016

Finding a Voice: Modern Journalism in the Digital Age

https://vimeo.com/184350805   For our latest Talking Human video, Hook Research interviewed Phil Hilton - Editorial Director for Shortlist Media - about how the internet has had an impact on the voice of modern journalism. Finding a voice in modern journalism "I'm Phil Hilton - I'm the editorial director of Shortlist…
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Semiotic Analysis
02/08/2016

Solving crosswords, semantics, and other human puzzles

Solving crosswords - particularly, cryptic crosswords - is a uniquely British phenomenon. Crosswords' history - and the myth-making around them - is tied not just to titles but to people, personalities and professions who symbolise the eccentricity of the Briton. This reputation is based in fact (the recruitment of solvers to…
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Teen Choice Awards winners - Hook Research
Semiotic Analysis
29/07/2016

Brands will be the real Teen Choice Awards winners

You can’t go a week now, without being confronted by an awards ceremony. This week it's Fox’s Teen Choice Awards from Los Angeles - after which the Teen Choice Awards winners will be seen proudly hefting their multi-coloured surfboards across our papers and screens. But how long will this new found fame…
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