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Contributor to column Homo sapiens, in Curtea de la


Contributor to column Homo sapiens, in Curtea de la Arges, a monthly periodical on culture and science, edited by the mathematician Gheorghe Paun. Since August 2016.

The Civilization of Illiteracy: In connection to the release of the translation of his book, Mihai Nadin gave a series of lectures in Bucharest and Brasov, Romania. These include:

  • Civilization of Illiteracy: conference presentation. School of Sociology (Dr. M. Preda moderating) University of Bucharest. February 11, 2016
  • Civilization of Illiteracy: conference presentation. National University of the Arts (Dr. C. Balescu, university rector, moderating) February 10, 2016
  • Civilization of Illiteracy. Panel discussion with professors from the School of Sociology, Universitatea Transylvania, February 8, 2016
  • Civilization of Illiteracy: conference presentation. School of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bucharest, February 3, 2016
  • Entitled Civilizatia Analfabetismului, the book was published by Editura Spandugino, specializing in the works of leading voices in science and culture in Romania.

Mentor, European Graduate Scientific Retreat: What is and What is NOT Anticipation? Hanse Wissenschaftskollege/Institute for Advanced Study, October 12-14, 2015

Organizer: Anticipation and Medicine. Third International Conference: Anticipation Across Disciplines. Hanse Institute for Advanced Study/Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, September 28-30, 2015. http://www.h-w-k.de/index.php?id=2181

Editor, 3 volumes in the Cognitive Sciences Monographs series (Springer Publishers): Anticipation – Learning from the past. Early Soviet/Russian contributions to a science of anticipation (Volume I); Anticipation Across Disciplines (Volume II); Anticipation and Medicine (Volume III)

Anticipation and the Brain. Russian Academy of Sciences, N.P. Bechtereva Institute of the Human Brain, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 25, 2015

Anticipation and Semiotics: One Cannot NOT Interact. (Keynote speaker), Tartu School of Semiotics / 9th Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, University of Tartu, Estonia, August 17-20, 2015
http://www.uttv.ee/naita?id=22396 [VIDEO]

The Internet of Everything—computation beyond the infancy of computer technology. Presentation at the WateringHole (ATEC-UTD), January 23, 2015

Organizer, international conference, Anticipation Across Disciplines, Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg/Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, September 1014 and September 2015

Member of the Following Editorial Boards

  • Cybernetics and Human Knowing. A journal of second-order cybernetics, autopoiesis and cyber-semiotics
  • Review Board and Associate Editor, International Journal of Signs and Semiotic Systems, Hershey PA:IGI Publishers
  • International Journal of General Systems (Professor George Klir, Editor), since September, 2008.
  • Risk and Decision Analysis, since 2007.
  • Member of editorial Board of the new journal, Risk and Decision Analysis, since 2007.
  • Executive Editor of the book series Digital Horizons, (cognitive science, visualization, artificial intelligence, information science, semiotics, ubiquitous computing) Synchron Publishers, Germany.

Member of the Following Advisory Boards

Awarded Distinguished Scholar Fellowship at the Hanse Wissenshaftskolleg/Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst Germany, Nadin pursued his research in anticipatory systems within the Neurosciences/Cognitive Sciences Program. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Nadin Interacted with Hanse’s international group of Fellows, while participating in symposia and presenting lectures on applications of anticipatory systems to a variety of fields:

  • Anticipation aspects of time in regard to brain and organs. Symposium: Time and the Conscious Brain, October 31-November 2, 2011
  • Anticipation aspects of motivation, preferences, and decisions in regard to economics and political science. Seminar: Motivation, Preferences, and Decisions – Experiments in Economics and Political Science, Brain. Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany Nov. 23, 2011.
  • Consequentialist Ethics Workshop, February 16-17, 2012
  • Brains, Games, and (Social) Neurons: Physics and Social Sciences in Discussion, May 11, 2012
  • Seminar: Anticipation—Examples of Anticipatory Expression in the Framework of Neuroscience, May 29, 2012

In January 2012, he introduced anticipation to the entire Hanse group during a lecture entitled “Quantifying Anticipation: AnticipationScope and the Anticipatory Profile.”
See the entire lecture at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrnkyLn47eE

Performance Scope, Poster Session at International Conference on Body Sensor Networks, Dallas, Texas, May 23-25, 2011 (with students from Computational Design).

Technical Program Chair: Inventing the Future Conference, University of Texas at Dallas, April 28, 2011. Presentations of the graduate seminar in Computational Design (Serious gaming in international relations; Observations and application of anticipatory behaviors; Roaming holiday: touring without traveling; Omnibus: a conveyance for all, et alia.

Distinguished Visiting Researcher, Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 637) Project: “Autonomous Cooperating Logistic Processes – a Paradigm Shift and its Limitations.” Technische Zentrum fü r Informatik – TZI (Technical Center for Information Science), Bremen, Germany, December 2009 -May 2010.

Organizer (with Professor Frank Dufour, UTD) of the symposium, Anticipation: Time and the Experience of the Virtual, hosted by the prestigious Rachofsky House, Dallas TX, February 6, 2008. The symposium—a By-invitation-only event—was international in the range of participants (university members and students from Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, from the USA, and from Europe). Announcement: PDF

Collaboration with C.C. Young, XaviX, Inc., and antÉ – Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems to test effects of XaviX MindGym on maintaining and improving anticipatory characteristics in the aging; with Melinda Andrews, Ph.D. candidate in Behavioral and Brain Science, UTD, 2006-2009.

Ph.D. Advisory Committee, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI (2007-2008 academic year)

An Integrated Mobile Wireless System for Capturing Physiological Data Streams During a Cognitive-Motor Task: Applications for Aging (with G.N. Pradhan, N.D. Engineer, and B. Prabhakaran), presented at the 2007 IEEE Dallas Engineering in Medicine and Biology Workshop. Emerging Technologies for Healthcare and Quality of Life, UT-Dallas, November 11-12, 2007

Organizer of the session Anticipation and Risk Assessment (with speakers from industry and universities) at ICDRIA (International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis) conference Decision-Making Under Uncertainty (Alain Bensoussan, Organizer), School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, May 21-22, 2007

At the invitation of Mihai Nadin, Germaine Acogny, “Mother of modern African dance,” presented her dance and fitness program, based on African dance movements, at the Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems. Researchers tracked her movements through motion capture and the Anticipation Scope™. Amazing Grace, the video resulting from these sessions is accessible through YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_pbi_yXdk0

Uplift Academy Workshop, Encinitas, CA. By invitation only seminar on the Good Ancestor Principle,
February 4-5, 2007

Development and implementation of the AnticipationScope™. The AnticipationScope records both motion capture and physiological data via sensors attached to a volunteer’s body. The result is an individual’s Anticipatory Profile™. The initial data serve as a benchmark for changes in the anticipatory profile. Changes can reflect either improved anticipatory capabilities (important for high-performance activities such as sports and defense) or deterioration. To date, over 100 subjects, ranging in age from 12-80+, have been tested.

Member of the Program Committee, 10th International conference of Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Romania, 2006

Committee member, Anticipation and massively distributed games for training, U.S. Army/Lockheed Martin, November 15, 2005

Elaboration of a development program entitled Dallas – Knowledge City for the Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex. The goal was to turn the Metroplex, especially its colleges and universities, into an interactive, linked, knowledge-sharing entity (2004). Parallel to this, Nadin elaborated ENGAGE – an Associates Program: University of Texas campus-wide consortium for research and consulting for business, industry, education, government.

Director, Anticipation-the end is where we start from. Project presented at the Open House, Ab in die Mitte, University of Wuppertal, Germany, 25-26 October 2001

Director, BISC Special Interest Group in Anticipatory Computing, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing, University of California-Berkeley, since 2002

Researcher, project leader, and organizer of the symposium Recollections — The best is yet to come. 25 Years Computer Science at the University of Bremen. Project, April-October 2003; Symposium, with interactive computer presentations of student work, 9 October 2003

Panel moderator: Is today’s educational system still appropriate in the Third Millennium? (Passt unsere Ausbildung an den Hochschulen noch fü r das dritte Jahrtausend?), 11 May 2001.

  • Where is Design Heading? Will the future be all digital? (Wohin geht’s mit dem “Designen”? Zukunftserwartungen: Digitales auf der ganzen Front?), 12 May 2001; At World Congress for Stage Design, Showtech Messe, Berlin, 10-13 May 2001
  • Concept for a design program at Stanford University (with C. Byrnes, H. Dubberly, N. Felde, J. Faris, P. Pangaro) April-June 1999.
  • Organizer of the Section Semiotics: the conceptual engine of the digital revolution at the VII World Congress of the International Association of Semiotic Studies, Dresden, October 1999.
  • Member of Perception/Art Conversation , Getty Research Center for the History of Art and the Humanities. A discussion among experts in cognition, semiotics, the arts, engineering, and communication in preparation for the Getty Program 2001-2002: Perception, Experience, Judgment. Los Angeles CA, 5-6 May 1999.
  • Introduction and moderation of panel discussion Form Interacts with Function: Concepts for customer-oriented multimedia design ; and Panel member, Learning with Multimedia Technology: What kind of education do we need? At Envisioning Knowledge:the Knowledge Society and the New Media , 3rd International Congress of the Academy for the Third Millennium, Burda Media, Munich, 3-4 February 1999.
  • Organizer, International Colloquium: From Bauhaus to Thinkhouse , and Digital Design 2000+ , premiere Webcast ,1-3 December 1998.
  • Collaboration with WDR (the largest state television network in Germany) in the field of virtual sets, since February 1998.
  • Participant in round-table discussion on methods and means for science and technology transfer from institutions of higher learning to the industry, NRW Ministery of Science and Education, December 1997.

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