Announcement: Hidetaka Ishida joined our academic committee

We are very honoured to announce that Professor Hidetaka ISHIDA will join the committee of the Research Network for Philosophy and Technology. The committee was established in 2014, with the participation of the world-renowned experts on philosophy and technology such as Carl Mitcham, Andrew Feenberg, Siegfried Zielinski and Bernard Stielger (†).


Hidetaka ISHIDA is Emeritus Professor at the University of Tokyo. Philosopher, semiotician and theorist in media studies.

Graduate from the University of Tokyo, Docteur en sciences humaines de l’Université de Paris X, he joined the University of Tokyo in 1992 as an Associate Professor, and named a Professor in 1996. He participated in creation of the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies (Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies) the University of Tokyo that he served as a Dean 2009-2012.

He edited the Japanese translation of Dits et Ecrits de Michel Foucault in ten volumes(ed. Chikuma Shobo, 1998-2002) and the translation of three volumes of Bernard Stiegler La Technique et le Temps(ed. Hosei University Press 2009-2013). His works in Japanese language include The knowledge of Sign / the knowledge of Media (The University of Tokyo Press, 2003), Contemporary Philosophy (ed. Chikuma Shobo, 2010), Media Theory for adult people(ed. Chikuma Shobo, 2016), New Semiotics(Genron, 2019) and co-direction of three volumes Digital Studies (University of Tokyo Press, 2015).

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