HFCL GLOSSARY I
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION .
In semiotic theory an icon is a type of sign that references its object by means of resemblance.
HFCL TUTORIAL: THE COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT
A shared set of ideas that define and explain the world.
INFORMATION [HFCL TUTORIAL: INFORMATION]
Any process that reduces uncertainty is said to be "informative."
This notion is the central thesis of information theory as developed by Shannon and presented by Shannon and Weaver.
See especially Campbell or Wilden.
Having the desire to effect a certain outcome. The term is widely debated in philosophical circles.
Some argue that intent is the defining characteristic of humanity.
The global network of interlinked computers, the data and programs contained on them, and the people who make use of the network.
[New Media, Computer Mediated Communication]
McLuhan noted that newly invented communication media at first tend to use older media as content. The Internet contains examples of at least the following: speech, handwriting, print, phonograph, radio, television, and slide show.
[HFCL TUTORIAL: RELATIONSHIPS]
Face-to-face communication shared between individuals or among small groups of individuals.
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