The French Presemiotic Approach
The French school of diagrammatic philosophers was inspired by Gilles Deleuze’s comments on Bacon  and then elaborated upon and deepened by gesture theorists and philosophers, such as Gilles Châtelet  and Charles Alunni . This important French approach to gestures reveals a delicate aspect of embodiment in that gestures are conceived as being presemiotic. Gestures—except when ‘tamed’ by social codes—are not signs in a semiotic environment.
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