Klaus Krippendorff

Professor of Communication and Gregory Bateson Term Professor for Cybernetics, Language, and Culture at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, Klaus Krippendorff (PhD in Communication, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1967). He authored Information Theory, Structural Models for Qualitative Data, a Dictionary of Cybernetics, edited Communication and Control in Society, and coedited The Analysis of Communication Content and Developments and Scientific Theories and Computer Methods, in addition to numerous papers in journals of communication, sociological methodology, cybernetics, and system theory. He investigates the conditions of confinement and freedom as a critical scholar. He experiments with recursive constructs of self and others in dialogues as a second-order cybernetician, and as a designer, he tries to bring the meaning and human usage of technology objects to the forefront of design considerations, resulting in a rethink of design for all of them intriguing projects.