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2010/09/29 | Welcome to Luis Emilio Bruni: towards a sustainable information society

posted 29 Sept 2010, 08:12 by José María Díaz Nafría   [ updated 22 Oct 2011, 08:00 ]
In the 4th International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science: “towards a new science of information”, held in Beijin this summer, we had the pleasant chance to share with Luis Emilio Bruni both his biosemiotical approaches and our multi-perspectivistic stance concerning information. Among other debates an interesting polemic on the objective/subjective nature of information and semantic contents, which reappeared at different occasions during the conference and beyond.

Today, we are very pleased to welcome Luis Emilio as BITrum member and party of the consortium of the domusBITae initiative. Undoubtedly, his viewpoint will enrich a more complete and lucid understanding of information, which will shortly substantiate in some announced contributions to the glossary. Thank you Luis for your enthusiasm and encouraging support.

Luis Emilio Bruni: Born in 1963 in Caracas, Venezuela. Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Theory of Science at the Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; M.S. International and Global Relations, Universidad Central de Venezuela; B.S. Environmental Engineering,  Pennsylvania State University, USA. Since 2004 he is at Aalborg University (Denmark) where he is associate professor at the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, teaching courses on multimodal perception and cognition, digital culture and theory of science. His current research covers relations between cognition, technology and culture with focus on sustainability. He has been guest lecturer in bioethics and sustainability at University of Copenhagen; researcher at the Communication Science and Artificial Intelligence Research Centre "Semeion" of Rome, Italy; especial adviser on biodiversity, bioethics and sustainable development to the Amazonian Parliament; and researcher at the Venezuelan Centre for Global and International Relations of the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He was founder member of the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies (ISBS), currently serves in its executive committee and is member of the editorial boards of the Biosemiotics Journal (Springer).

Contribution to FIS2010: Cognitive Sustainability in the Age of Digital Culture. Triple C, 8(2). Luis Bruni proposes here a path for driving the Information Technologies to meet the requirements of a sustainable information society.
José María Díaz Nafría,
11 Oct 2010, 02:59