Yesterday I finished my paper to be presented at the forthcoming workshop "The Rhetoric of Human-Animal Relations" (Oslo, May 29-30), "Animals craving for meaning in the Anthropocene - a perspective on the global semiocide". 14 pages, organized into 5 sections:
1. A footnote on biorhetorics
2. On biosemiosis, the action of signs in living systems
3. On the Anthropocene, particularly its animal aspect (and thus the global species concept)
4. A note on induced semiosis, with repercussions for the global species concept
5. Last wor(l)ds: On the global semiocide
It remains to be seen whether it will be selected for publication. At any rate it will be distributed among the workshop participants, among with the papers of all the others.