about Turning Signs

Our global civilization is rapidly changing, facing crises in energy, ecology, economy and equity. But what are we turning into? As of October 2019, the main focus of this blog is the ongoing transition and the various complex systems (including ourselves) involved in this transformation.

Many of the posts on this blog, going back to 2015, are about how signs and systems work and affect the lives of all Earthlings, human and otherwise. In 2020 I’m updating many of them, or posting ‘inklings’ which link to the ‘rePatches’ where they fit into the ‘reverse side’ of Turning Signs, when I think they speak well enough to the time we’re living then. Readers are invited to join the conversation by posting comments, or by joining virtual real-time gatherings hosted using a licensed Zoom account (email me about that).

Turning Signs coverTurning Signs is also the title of a hypertext netbook about the ecologies of meaning, published online by gnusystems on 6 September 2015 under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. The front or obverse part of it has also been published in conventional printed book format (ISBN: 978-0-9953376-0-2). The complete netbook, the table of contents, a short introduction, and links to all sections and references are here, along with a search box for the entire book. (To search the blog only, use the search box in the sidebar.)

To order the original printed book, email the author, Gary Fuhrman of Little Current, Ontario, Canada. His home page is here.