The Enchantment of “De-Sign”: Navigation Toward Meaning-Making, by Farouk Y. Seif (January 11, 11 a.m. (PST)

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January 11, 2022 / 11 am (PST), 7 pm (UTC)

Lecturer: Farouk Y. Seif

Commentator: Mauricio Neubern

Chair: William Passarini

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Farouk Y. Seif, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at Antioch University Seattle, former President and Executive Director of the Semiotic Society of America, a Fellow of the International Communicology Institute, a registered architect, and an artist. His main interests are design for social and cultural change, paradoxes, transdisciplinarity, and transmodernity. He has taught in universities and lectured at conferences worldwide. He was the recipient of the 2010 Fulbright Specialists Program at University of Sofia, Bulgaria. His book De-Sign in the Transmodern World is a state-of-the-art integration of design and semiotics. Prof. Seif has authored more than 70 articles and a dozen book chapters. His most recent publications are: “De-Sign as a Destiny of Negation: The Paradox of Sustaining Boundaries While Traversing Borders,” The American Journal of Semiotics (2020); “The Role of Pragmatism in De-sign: Persevering Through Paradoxes of Design and Semiotics,” Cognitio: Journal of Philosophy (2020), in Portuguese; “Transdisciplinary Trajectories: The Audacity of Design and the Resilience of Signs,” Trajectories I, Proceedings of the 14th World Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (2020); “Beyond Forecasting and Prediction: The Role of Phantasmagorical Memory in Imagining the Future,” Journal of Kyiv National Linguistic University (2019); “Imaginary Dialogue with John Deely: Playing with Boundaries Across Space and Time,” The American Journal of Semiotics (2018); “Wholophilia: Design and the Metamorphoses of the Absolute,” Metamorphoses of the Absolute (2018); and “Semiotic Paradoxes: Antinomies and Ironies in a Transmodern World,” Semiotics and its Masters (2017).

This event is part of the activities of the 2022 International Open Seminar on Semiotics: a Tribute to John Deely on the Fifth Anniversary of His Passing, cooperatively organized by the Institute for Philosophical Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, the Lyceum Institute, the Deely Project, Saint Vincent College, the Iranian Society for Phenomenology at the Iranian Political Science Association, the International Association for Semiotics of Space and Time, the Institute for Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Semiotic Society of America, the American Maritain Association, the International Association for Semiotic Studies, the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies, the International Center for Semiotics and Intercultural Dialogue, Moscow State Academic University for the Humanities and the Mansarda Acesa with the support of the FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Government of Portugal under the UID/FIL/00010/2020 project.

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