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Friday, 16 April 2021

Book "Semiotic agency" presented at the Biosemiotic Glade

Today I have presented our book Semiotic agency: Science beyond mechanism (currently in review) along with co-author Alexei Sharov at the Biosemiotic Glade, an online research seminar series. This included a 30 minute presentation from Alexei followed by a 15 minute presentation by me, focused on phenomenal experience, subjectivity, and human agency in relation to ecological impact - and then some 75 minutes of discussion. Some 17 people attended.


Today I had an article writing day devoted to revising my commentary article "Making the Umwelt bubble of the Modern Synthesis burst" (a commentary to Denis Noble´s target article "The illusions of the Modern Synthesis"), with some 300 words written in the process (net). The commentary will be published in Biosemiotics.

Total number of writing days so far this Spring is up to 28,5.

Thursday, 15 April 2021

4 employee appraisals and a job interview; 24 meetings this week

Today I have had 4 employee appraisals, and a job interview of sorts, altogether 5 meetings. For this week as a whole, I have had 16 employee appraisals and 8 more scheduled meetings, altogether 24 meetings - a new record.

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

21st Gathering in Biosemiotics to be held July 26-29th; abstract deadline June 1st

The International Society for Biosemiotic Studies (ISBS) has announced that the 21st Gathering in Biosemiotics will be held July 26-29th, online and possibly also physically in Stockholm, Sweden. Abstract deadline is June 1st. For more info, see here.

5 employee appraisals and 1 more meeting

Today I have had 5 employee appraisals (total so far: 12) and one more meeting, altogether 6 meetings.

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

5 employee appraisals and 3 more meetings

Today I have attended 5 employee appraisals (total to date: 7) and 3 more meetings. This included the weekly faculty leadership group meeting.

Monday, 12 April 2021

3 meetings and 2 employee appraisals

Today I have attended 3 regular meetings plus 2 employee appraisals (my first ones), altogether 5 meetings.