Emeritus Professor of Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Gregory Bateson Professor for Cybernetics, Language, and Culture, The Annenberg School for communication
Biographical Info: Klaus Krippendorff, MA hc, Ph.D., Ph.D. hc, has studied cybernetics with Ross Ashby and made contributions to cybernetics via information, systems, and communication theories, social science methodology, and human-centered design theory and methods. he is the Gregory Bateson Professor for Cybernetics, Language, and Culture and Emeritus Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Communication Association, the Netherlands’ Institute for Advanced Study, the Society for Science of Design Studies (Japan), and the American Society for Cybernetics. He is the recipient of the Norbert Wiener Aedal (from ASC), the Norbert Wiener/Hermann Schmidt Prize for his contributions to cybernetics (from the German Society for Cybernetics). He has served on numerous editorial boards of academic journals and has published well over a hundred articles and several books. His Introduction to Content Analysis book was translated into five languages, and his Semantic Turn; A New Foundation for Design into three languages. His current interest focuses on how discourse communities construct discourse-specific realities and how emancipatory use of language. He advocates a discursive cybernetics that reflects on itself and is able to be held accountable for the social consequences of its material and social artifacts.