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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Council for animal ethics statement on tagging of wild animals issued

On June 26th, Norway´s Council for animal ethics issued a statement on tagging of wild animals, drafted by me. The statement was distributed by email. The statement has not yet appeared online.

"Search image" paper presented

On June 20th, at the 18th gathering in biosemiotics, held i Berkeley, California, I presented my paper "The search image as link between sensation, perception and action". Some 60-80 people were present.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Editorial board meeting of Biosemiotics chaired

In Berkeley, in the evening of June 19th, I chaired the editorial board meeting of Biosemiotics, which was first open to all and then closed and involving only editorial board members.

Updated email signature

I have updated my email signature to read:
Morten Tønnessen

Associate professor of philosophy at University of Stavanger  Lead Editor-in-Chief of Biosemiotics  President of Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies Chair of Minding Animals Norway
Academic blog: Utopian Realism

Ex.Phil. for sosialfag received

Today I received a copy of Ex.Phil. for sosialfag (2nd edition), which I have edited, and which is on sale from now onwards. It defines compulsory readings in Examen Philosophicum at Department of social studies.

PhD application evaluation completed

I have just concluded my work in relation to evaluation of 23 applicants for a posthumanities-themed PhD position at University of Stavanger, as a member of the evaluation committee for Network for gender research.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Writing trip to Tromsø concluded

This is the conclusion of my second YFF-funded writing trip, to Tromsø. I have worked some 13 hours per day, though not exclusively with writing. I have written some text for "Wasted growth - case study: The American nightmare", and a little bit to "The case for minimizing anthropogenic mortality in wildlife management" and "Human development, inequality and social risks in Latin America and the Nordic countries", but have first and foremost worked on "Introducing a notion of accumulated GDP". This has included both text and preparation of material which will appear in tables and figures. I hope to have the latter article finished now shortly, "Wasted growth..." hopefully in August, "Human development..." in October, and "The case..." at some point before New Year.