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.
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Sunday, 19 July 2015
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.
Saturday, 18 July 2015
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.
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
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:
Felles kamp mot ny oljeleting (Dagsavisen)