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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Top 0,5% in Academia.edu

According to Academia.edu I am currently in the top 0,5% of researchers there, measured in views, with some 246 unique visitors, 20 profile views and 381 document views the last 30 days. My profile page is here.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Research meeting

Today I attended a small meeting with two colleagues in preparation of a forum arranged by the UiS research department, on EU projects.

To chair session at NoSP 2017

I have agreed to chair the session "Perspectives on the Body: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Gadamer, Jonas, Merleau-Ponty" (2D) at the 11th conference of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology (NTNU, June 15-17), which takes place June 16th.

Friday, 26 May 2017

To discuss animal suffering at phiolosophy festival

I have agreed to appear in the philosophy festival "På kanten" [On the edge] in Kragerø May 26th in conversation with philosopher Ole Martin Moen (University of Oslo). The topic for discussion is "Ville dyrs lidelser" [The suffering of wild animals].

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Biosemiotics 10(1) published; humanities manifesto reference

Biosemiotics volume 10, issue 1 has now been published. Online issue here. Among other texts it features "How can the study of the humanities inform the study of Biosemiotics?", co-authored by me.

Reference:
Don Favareau, Kalevi Kull, Gerald Ostdiek, Timo Maran, Louise Westling, Paul Cobley, Frederik Stjernfelt, Myrdene Anderson, Morten Tønnessen and Wendy Wheeler 2017. How can the study of the humanities inform the study of biosemiotics? Biosemiotics 10(1): 9–31. DOI: 10.1007/s12304-017-9287-6 (published online April 8th 2017).

Monday, 22 May 2017

Farina et al. featured in Springer campaign "Save the world"

An article published  by Biosemiotics, of which I am a Co-Editor-in-Chief, "The application of the acoustic complexity indices (ACI) to ecoacoustic event detection and identification (EEDI) modeling", is featured in a Springer campaign centered on articles that can "Change the world" (it was nominated by us editors). 

See campaign page here and the article by Almo Farina et al. here.
In order to protect biological diversity, we need to recognize it and map it properly. This article impressively demonstrates how to map acoustic diversity.

Part of technologies of government network application

I have agreed to be part of an application to establish a Norwegian research network on contested technologies of government in biodiversity management, initiated by NTNU.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Meeting to prepare time schedule for MEE140

Today I have attended a meeting at University of Stavanger with the time scheduling unit to book times and rooms for teaching in the course "Philosophy of science and research methods" this autumn, which has been ascribed the course code MEE140.

Meeting with deputy mayor of Stavanger

Today I attended and facilitated a meeting between Erasmus Mundus students in the "Welfare state and welfare policy" course and the deputy mayor of Stavanger at Stavanger City Hall. This was our last appointment in field work this month.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Interviewed by NRK P2 about the art of walking

Today I was interviewed by NRK P2´s Jostein Gjertsen for Verdibørsen, on Thoreau and the art of walking.

One and a half meeting at Stavanger City Hall

Today I attended one and a half more meetings with Erasmus Mundus "Welfare state and welfare policy" students and Stavanger politicians at Stavanger City Hall.

Monday, 15 May 2017

3 more hours at Stavanger City Hall

Today I have attended three hour-long meetings with the students of "Welfare state and welfare policy" and Stavanger politicians and a director at Stavanger City Hall.

Exam questions

Today I have composed exam questions for the continuation school exam in Welfare state and welfare policy.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Tuastad and Tønnessen chapter revised

Today I have finished revising, again, the book chapter by Svein Tuastad and myself on Norwegian family policies seen in light of liberal political philosophy. The chapter will now be submitted to the publisher.

Goldstein chapter presented in Paris

Yesterday I presented my paper "From Goldstein, The Organism" at the phenomenology workshop organized by Ståle Finke (NTNU) that have been attending in Paris yesterday and today. I mainly presented chapter 8. The workshop took place at Centre Universitaire de Norvège à Paris (CUNP) at Fondation Maison des Sciences de l´Hommes.

IMKS course approved by dean

I have been notified that the course description for "Philosophy of science and research methods" has been approved by the dean of the Faculty of social sciences, Gro Ellen Mathisen.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Erasmus MUNDUS students at Stavanger City Hall

Today, along with a colleague from Department of social studies, I have accompanied students in the "Welfare state and welfare policy" class at a meeting at Stavanger City Hall. Several such meetings with politicians and policy-makers are to take place over the next couple of weeks.

Monday, 8 May 2017

3 hours of teaching

Today I taught for 3 hours - 2 hours lecture and 1 hour teacher-assisted group work - in Welfare state and welfare policy (MEM110). This was the introduction to our field visit at Stavanger municipality this week, including an introduction to the Norwegian political system.

Program for NoSP 2017 online

Here´s the program for the 2017 annual conference of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway June 15-17th), "Phenomenology and the body - contemporary perspectives".

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Friday, 5 May 2017

Search image paper scheduled for presentation at NoSP 2017 on June 16th

My paper «The Search Image as Link Between Sensation, Perception and Action» has been scheduled for presentation at the 2017 annual conference of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway June 15-17th) on Saturday June 16th at 14.45-14.45 in the session "Phenomenology and cognitive science", chaired by Tarjei Mandt Larsen.

Performance appraisal

Today it was time for the annual performance appraisal meeting with my head of department. I have had a draft working plan for the next academic year for some time already, but some minor adjustments might be made before the summer.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Scheduled to present in Paris May 11th

I have been scheduled to present on May the 11th at 16.00 to 17.15 during the research seminar "Merleau-Ponty og gestaltpsykologien" [Merleau-Ponty and the gestalt psychology], organised by Ståle Finke (NTNU) and to be held at Centre Universitaire de Norvège à Paris (CUNP). My presentation will be of a chapter  in Kurt Goldstein´s The organism.

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Skopje approaching

I have now formally been invited to stakeholder meeting and work group meeting to take place in Skopje, Macedonia, on June 7th to 8th, and accepted. I have also arranged the flight - and contributed to the making of the draft programme.

School exam questions in MEM110

I recently composed and selected school exam questions for the course "Welfare state and welfare policy".

Staff meeting, quiz

Today I attended the staff meeting at Department of social studies. We ate, and we talked some, then finally we had a quiz.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Course description revised

Following a meeting at Department of Media, Culture and Social Science that I have already mentioned, at the end of last week I revised the course description for the IMKS course work-titled "Philosophy of science and research methods".