Renormalized Semiotics

16 Mar 1995 06:50

The post-structuralists talk about endless chains of signifiers floating loose without connecting to signifieds. As a physicist, I say just renormalize the bastards, absorbing all those extra infinite terms into the ``dressed'' or ``physical'' or ``observed'' signifier, which then works just fine. (Cf. James on the ``fringe.'')

``Oh my God, it's full of signifiers!''

(After a conversation with Jon Fetter, 21 February)