Semiotics and the Urban Myth of the Hanging Shoes

sneakers on wires

Have you ever wondered about why shoes hang from overhead lines? I have noticed this in cities across the country and around the world. What does it mean? This terrific short documentary attempts to find an answer to one of the most intriguing urban myths…

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/archive/2013/08/what-do-sneakers-on-telephone-wires-really-mean/279146/

 

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