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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Conference program composed

Today I have finished composing the program of the conference Animals in the Anthropocene: Human–animal relations in a changing semiosphere (University of Stavanger, September 17-19) - with the assistance of Laura Kiiroja. The program will be distributed to conference participants later today.

Tartu conference plans

I have just arranged my trip to Tartu, Estonia, at the occasion of the 9the conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS). I will be going alone with my soon 3 year old son - the second time I try this.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Manifesto article on biosemiotics and the humanities

This week I was invited, and have agreed, to contribute to a "manifesto" article work-titled "Why biosemiotics needs the humanities", along with about a dozen other biosemioticians. The article is to be submitted to Biosemiotics.

8th NASS newsletter composed and distributed

Some days back, in collaboration with co-editor Inesa Sahakyan, I finished the 8th newsletter of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (12 pp). It has been distributed to all NASS members, including participants of the upcoming conference NASS IX (Tartu, August 17-20).

Saturday, 18 July 2015

The Semiotics of Animal Representations sales report

Some days ago I was informed by Brill/Rodopi that the book The Semiotics of Animal Representations, which I edited along with Kadri Tüür, sold 102 copies in 2014.

"Agency in biosemiotics and enactivism" revised

This night I finished revising my book chapter "Agency in biosemiotics and enactivism" (see previous posts), forthcoming in Establishing Cognitive Semiotics.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Petition against oil exploration in the Arctic signed

I am among the ones who signed the petition "Stopp grunnlovsstridig oljeleting i Arktis!" [Stop constitution-violating oil exploration in the Arctic!], along with some 200 others, most of them cultural figures (such as authors). The petition was published in the Norwegian daily Dagsavisen April 27th.

The petition triggered quite a bit of media coverage, including mention on public radio (NRK) and: