The authors of the book Digital Semiosphere: Culture, Media and Science for the Anthropocene are John Hartley, Indrek Ibrus and Maarja Ojamaa.

Authors at Leighton Beach, Fremantle, Australia on March 5th, 2018 – the first day of writing the book.
John Hartley

John Hartley has worked in senior positions in Australia at Curtin University, as John Curtin Distinguished Professor and Professor of Cultural Science, and at the Queensland University of Technology, as an Australian Federation Fellow and Dean of Creative Industries. Previously he was the first head of the Journalism School at Cardiff University in Wales, UK. He has held visiting scholar positions in the USA, UK, China, Germany and Denmark, and served on ministerial advisory bodies in Australia, China, Thailand and Indonesia. He was awarded the Order of Australia for service to education and holds elected fellowships of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Learned Society of Wales, and International Communication Association. He has published more than 30 books in communication, cultural and media studies, including Cultural Science (with Jason Potts, 2014), Creative Economy and Culture (with Wen Wen and Henry Li, 2015), and How We Use Stories and Why That Matters (2020).

Indrek Ibrus

Indrek Ibrus is Professor of Media Innovation at Tallinn University’s (TLU) Baltic Film, Media and Arts School (BFM), Estonia. He also curates BFM’s doctoral programme. He has been previously an advisor to the Estonian Ministry of Culture on audiovisual arts and media and he continues to consult the Estonian government on digital culture and media affairs. His research interests include media innovation and the evolution of cross-innovation systems, the concept of ‘public value’ in media industries, the evolution of contemporary metadata and blockchain solutions in (audiovisual) media industries, and the implications of cultural heritage digitisation. He has published extensively on mobile media, media innovation/evolution, metadata, transmedia and cross-media production. He is a co-editor (together with Carlos A. Scolari) of Crossmedia Innovations (Peter Lang, 2012), editor of Emergence of Cross-Innovation Systems (Emerald, 2019) and co-author (with John Hartley and Maarja Ojamaa) of On the Digital Semiosphere (Bloomsbury, 2021). He is also a co-editor of the journals Cultural Science and Baltic Screen Media Review. Prof. Ibrus received his PhD in 2010 from London School of Economics and Political Science.

Maarja Ojamaa

Maarja Ojamaa is a research fellow at the University of Tartu, Estonia. Her research has followed the paradigm of Lotmanian cultural semiotics, exploring transmediality, both on the micro level as a textual phenomenon and on the macro level as a mechanism of cultural auto-communication. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Cultural Studies, Sign System Studies, Semiotica, International Journal of Communication.

All illustrations in the book are by Peeter Laurits, please find his works here.