Table of Contents

1) Lines Crossed and Circles Breached
Semiotic Practices and Computational Processes
Lines (and How to Cross Them)
Circles (and How to Breach Them)
The Semiotic Stance
Overview of Chapters

2) Enemies, Parasites, and Noise
The Burning of Bridges
Channel, Infrastructure, and Institution
Shannon and Jakobson
Serres and Peirce
Jakobson and Serres
The Proliferation of Parasites
Enclosure, Disclosure, and Value

3) Secrecy, Poetry, and Being-Free
The Structure (and Event) of Networks
Degrees of Freedom
Frames of Relevance, Scales of Resolution
Sense and Sensibility
Enemies and Insecurities
The Poetics of Channels, The Secrets of Infrastructure
Residence without Representation

4) Meaning, Information, and Enclosure
From Tracing to Effacing
MacKay's Account of Information and Meaning
The 'Value' of Information
Peirce's Theory of Meaning
Peirce's Theory of Information
The Matrix
From the Beautiful to the Sublime

5) Materiality, Virtuality, and Temporality
How to Buy Yourself a Night in Minecraft
Why Archeology is So Hard
Figures and Grounds, Grice and Freud
Singularities and Replicas, Qualia and Aura
Deleuze's Understanding of the Virtual
Peirce's Understanding of the Virtual
Ontology and Virtuality

6) Computation, Interpretation, and Mediation
Sifters and Shifters
Sieving Symbols and Symbolizing Sieves
Linguistic Anthropology in the Age of Language Automata
Kinds of Languages, Kinds of Computers
Universal Grammar and Linguistic Relativity
Virtuality, Happiness, and Secret Roads to Recognition
Intermediation as Topic and Technique

7) Algorithms, Agents, and Ontologies
The Sabotaging of Sieves
The Ontology of Spam, Meteorites, and Huckleberry Finn
Ontologies in Transformation, Ontologies of Transformation
Testing Turing
Bayesian Anthropology
Virtuality and Actuality Revisited
Meaning, Mathematics, and Meat