If television were the prime cause of illiteracy, then the remedy would be simple: Turn it off.

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Aiming AI at a Moving Target: Health (or Disease)

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Medicine, anticipation, meaning

Cybernetics and Human Knowing. Vol. 26 (2019), no. 4, pp. 9–31
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Emotional Qualities of VR Space

(with A. Naz, R. Kopper, R.P. McMahan) 2017 IEEE Virtual Reality, April 2017, pp. 3-11.
Piscataway NJ: IEEE Publishers. April 2017. DOI: 10.1109/VR.2017.7892225
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7892225/
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In folly ripe. In reason rotten. Putting machine theology to rest

https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.04306


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Application of Fuzzy Logic in Design of an Aesthetics-Based Interactive Architectural Space

International Journal of Applied Research on Information Technology and Computing, 9:2, 2018, pp.113-134 (with Asma Naz)
http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijaritac&volume=9&issue=2&article=001
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Architecture as Service: a case of design on demand (DoD)

Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (with Asma Naz). December 2018. doi 10.1007/s12652-018-1147-y
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12652-018-1147-y


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Rethinking the experiment: necessary (R)evolution

AI & SOCIETY
Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication
1435-5655 (Online)
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Enslaved by Digital Technology

Interview with Roberto Simanowski in Digital Humanities and Digital Media. Conversations on Politics, Culture, Aesthetics, and Literacy, pp. 184-205 (Open Humanities Press, 2016, Series Fibreculture Books)
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Anticipation and Computation: Is Anticipatory Computing Possible?

Anticipation Across Disciplines (M. Nadin, Ed.) Cognitive Science Monographs. Cham CH: Springer. Vol. 29, pp. 283-339. September 2015
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The (Almost) Impossible Task of Interdisciplinarity

Anticipation Across Disciplines (M. Nadin, Ed.) Cognitive Science Monographs. Cham CH: Springer. Vol. 26, pp. 1-15. September 2015
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The Future of the World Belongs to the Illiterates

Q Magazine | Publicat la 11:30 | 12.02.2016

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„Wer viel misst, misst Mist“

brand eins Wirtschaftsmagazin
Ausgabe 12/2015 – Schwerpunkt Geschwindigkeit
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“Who measures much, measures garbage”

Interview in Brand Eins–December 2015
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Language as a Cognitive Process – Review

Book review of Language as a Cognitive Process by Terry Winograd in Artificial Intelligence 27 (1985), pp. 353-361.
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Despre aer condiţionat si carţi de credit (On air-conditioning and credit cards) (in Romanian)

Two modern conveniences that Nadin eventually had to accept: credit cards and air-conditioning. Both have taken over the world. But what happens when the electric power on which these 2 things depend goes out?
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Miteinander sprechen—nicht aneinander vorbei.

Published in Annual Report, Hanse Institute for Advanced Study/Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, May 2013, pp/ 46-52
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Talking to – not past – each other.

Published in Annual Report, Hanse Institute for Advanced Study/Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, May 2012, pp/ 46-52
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What is and what is not anticipation? Issues of complexity.

ARS Colloquia ATEC/EMAC, March 6th, 2013
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Anticipating the Digital University

Third International Conference on Digital Society (ICDS 2009), Cancun, Mexico, February 1-6, 2009.
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Ich bin ein illiterati: An interview with Mihai Nadin

Thom Gillespie, Technos Quarterly, June 22, 2002.

http://www.downes.ca/post/5365


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Dynamic and Structure

In: Structuralism: On the History and Current Significance of a Cultural Paradigm/ Strukturalismus. Zur Geschichte und Aktualitat eines kulturwissenschaftlichen Paradigmas./ (J.S. Koch and R. Kloepfer, Eds.) Heidelberg: Synchron, 2007
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Globality: the Beauty & the Beast (Partaking in the Civilization of Illiteracy)

Pell Fellow Lecture Series, Salve Regina University, Newport RI. April 22, 2004


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A Revolution of Fantasy?

Published in Living at Work (A. Grosz, J. Witt, Eds.). Vienna/Zurich: Hanser Verlag, 2004, pp. 106-114
German text
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We Are What We Do

Design – The Basic Paradox (Wolfgang Jonas, Matthias Götz, Eds.) January, 2003
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Writing and Publishing in the Civilization of Illiteracy

Frankfurt Book Fair, 10 October 2002


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Vive la Différence—Quality of Life in an Integrated World

The Contribution of the Social Sciences and the Humanities to the European Research Area.
Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2002. pp. 152-158
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Education in the Digital Age: Knowledge Dissemination in Upheaval

Visualisierung und Digitalisierung in der Wissensvermittlung [Visualization and Digitization in Knowledge Dissemination] (Volker Deubel, Klaus H. Kiefer, Eds.). Bielefeld: Aisthesis Verlag, 2002
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Trust – A Question of Anticipation OR Trust – Anticipation and Survival

Trust: Das Prinzip Vertrauen, [Trust The 21 Century and Beyond]. Proceedings of the international colloquium on the subject of Trust (Wuppertal, 16-17 January 2001), Heidelberg: Synchron Publishers, 2001, pp. 1-10
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What was in the beginning (Word or Image)? What will follow?

(CyberRush and Knowledge Gaps. Babylon in the Third Millennium?) Gmü nder [Design] Gespräche, 28 October 2000


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Redefining Knowledge Dissemination (Wissensvermittlung im Umbruch)

(Keynote lecture) Writing and Images at the Turning Point, a conference held at the Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, June 23-25, 2000


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Aspects and Infrastructure for Digital Teaching and Learning

(panel with George Landow, Brown University, USA, University of Singapore; R. Cavalier, Carnegie Mellon University; J. McClintock, Columbia University) at Writing and Images at the Turning Point, a conference held at the Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, June 23-25, 2000


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Interview: Unsere Universitäten müssen umdenken (Our Universities Must do Some Rethinking)

FOCUS Nr.14, 3 Apr. 2000, p.165 (in German)
The national/international magazine FOCUS interviewed Mihai Nadin, at the time, Professor of Computational Design, the first such program in the world, (University of Wuppertal), regarding the integration of digital technology. The German …


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One cannot NOT Interact

(The Future is Here) Workshop: Semiotic Approaches to User Interface Design, The Hague, 2 April 2000
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The Aftershocks Before the Earthquake

review article of Archive Fever (by J. Derrida), Semiotica, 128-1/2 (2000). pp. 137-153

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Knowledge, Entertainment, the Visual, and the Media

Some Remarks on the Future of Education (Wissen, Entertainment, Visualität und die Medien. Anmerkungen zur Zukunft der Bildung)
Weltwissen Wissenswelt. Das globale Netz von Text und Bild (C. Maar, H.U. Obrist, E. Pöppel, Eds.). Cologne: Dumont, 2000, pp. 107-115!
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The Message is the Medium

A response to Marshall McLuhan.
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Digital Knowledge Communication

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


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Universal: A Continent Beyond Tradition

Plenary session, Third World Congress of the International Society for Universalism, Babson College, Wellesley MA, 7 August 1998
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Beyond Literacy

(excerpt from The Civilization of Illiteracy) Educom Review (Ed. John Gehl), Vol. 33, No. 2, March/April 1998, pp. 50-53
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Universal – A Continent Beyond Tradition

Dialogue and Universalism, (Guest Ed. Albert A. Anderson), Vol. VIII, No. 11-12/1998, pp. 109-120
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Jenseits der Schriftkultur

(Beyond the Culture of Writing), gdimpuls (a publication for decision-makers in economics and business), Vol. 2/98. Rüschlikon CH: Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, pp. 3-15
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The role of institutions in the post-literacy age

Berlin Working Group for Semiotics and Culture, Technical University, Berlin, 11 Jan 1998


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From language to languages

The Language of the Object, symposium held at the Munich Design Center, Germany, 5 November 1997


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The price we pay: literate structure vs. the new dynamic of human activity

PKA Roundtable series, Heiden-Nordick, Germany, 23 June 1997


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The Electronic Book and the Civilization of Illiteracy

Dresden Museum of Technology, Germany, 7 May 1997


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Beautiful New World

University of Essen, Germany, 5 May 1997


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Freizeit as Web Site

IN magazine, German-American Cultural Review, 2/97. Bonn: Internationes e. V., pp. 32-35
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Digital Knowledge Communication

LECTURE. Digital Knowledge Communication. Envisioning Knowledge-The Knowledge Society and the New Media, 3rd International Congress of the Academy of the Third Millennium, Burda Media, Munich, February 3-4, 1999
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Chaos, Dynamics, Dissipative Structures: New Perspectives for Structuralism

Keynote lecture, Structuralism. An international conference commemorating the pioneers of structuralism, Dresden Technical University, Germany, 19-23 April 1995.


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The Architecture of Thought

Living (Architecture for the Third Millennium), 2/95. Cologne: Halem Verlag, pp. 20-22

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Hackers How-to

SPECTRUM, 31:10, Oct. 1994. New York: IEEE Inc. pp. 8-12
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Multimedia Perspectives: Promises and Challenges (Multimediale Visionen. Versprechen und Herausfoerderung)

in Living, 6:1, 1993, 33-36 (in German)
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What Difference Does Digital Make?

New Media Showcase, 1:1, 1991, 5-8
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Communication in a time of integration and global awareness

SEHNAP Division of Arts and Communication, New York University, 27 April 1989


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Excerpt from The Civilization of Illiteracy

Gazette des Beaux-Arts, vol. 111, no. 1430, March, 1988, pp. 225-228
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La civilization de l’analphabetisme

Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Vol. 111, No. 1430, March, 1988, pp. 225-228
For English text, see: https://www.nadin.ws/archives/136


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The common denominator: Is there such a thing?

The Cognitive Condition of Design, (Proceedings B. Zaff, Ed.). pp. 1-4. Columbus: ESRP, 1988
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Writing is Rewriting

The American Journal of Semiotics, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1987, pp. 115-133
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The aesthetic challenge of the impossible

[Die ästhetische Herausforderung des Unmöglichen]
Bilder/Images Digital. Computerkünstler in Deutschland. Munich: Barke Verlag, 1986
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Can the analytic engine run the art machine? Computers in Art and Design

Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs (Engineering & Art), Columbus OH, February, 1985
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