Biosemiotic Ethics special issue of ZfS

I’m happy to announce that the Biosemiotic Ethics special issue in the Zeitschrift für Semiotik I co-edited with Morten Tønnessen and Jonathan Beever has come out. It’s got the great semiotician John Deeley‘s last article in it he wrote before passing, and we dedicated the issue to him.

On behalf of the editors, I’m very satisfied with how this special issue came together, with contributions on this relevant subject from John Deely, Jonathan Beever and Morten Tønnessen, Andreas Weber, myself, Hans Werner Ingensiep, Jessica Ullrich, Konrad Ott, and an interview with Wendy Wheeler.


The special issue is printed with half of the articles in English and half in German. My article appears in German (but with enough Latin and French words as to make it intercultural) as Interspezies-Ethik: Der modus vivendi inter-organismischer semiotischer Milieus.

N.B. The journal staff, because they are behind on issues, marked this as appearing for their 2015 issue, even though it was published in May 2017.

Speaking at the Creative Edge Conference


I’m honored to be presenting on “The Ecological Self: Harnessing the Power of Our Interspecies Nature for Good” alongside Flow author and psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi this Saturday, May 13th 2017 at the Creative Edge Conference organized by West LA College.

I’ll be speaking during  the Creative Space Session during 10:45am – 12:20pm.

The WEST TALKS, in the spirit of the TED Talk series, aim to expose students and the public to avant-garde ideas that can help transform the notions under which we operate as a society. Creativity, thinking diagonally, will give us the tools to confront the systemic breakdowns we currently face, and allow us to create better alternatives with finesse and elegance.

The Conference is free with RSVP. Click here to download a PDF of the Conference.