Author S. Brier
Søren Brier is full professor for Semiotics of Information, Cognitive and Communication Science at Copenhagen Business School. He holds a Masters in biology from the University of Copenhagen and a Ph.D. in philosophy of (information) science. In 2006 he defended a doctor habil thesis in philosophy, Cybersemiotics: Why Information Is Not Enough at CBS. Brier is the founder and editorin- chief of Cybernetics & Human Knowing, published since 1992, co-founder of “The International Association for Biosemiotic Studies” in 2005, a former trustee for the American Society for Cybernetics, member of the board of the “Sociocybernetics Group” (ISA) and member of the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics. He has received its System Research Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award and the Systems Research Foundation Award for his great contribution to the advancement of Cybernetics, and The Warren McCulloch Award from the American Society for Cybernetics, of which he is a fellow.

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Bopry J. & Brier S. (2002) Foreword: The ages of Francisco Varela. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 9(2): 5–8. Available at
Brier S. (1992) Information and consciousness: A critique of the mechanistic foundation for the concept of information. Cybernetics and Human Knowing 1(2/3): 71–94.
Brier S. (1993) A cybernetic and semiotic view on a Galilean theory of psychology. Cybernetics and Human Knowing 2(2): 31–33. Available at
Brier S. (1995) Cyber-semiotics: On autopoiesis, code-duality and sign games in biosemiotics. Cybernetics and Human Knowing 3(1): 3–14.
Brier S. (1996) From second-order cybernetics to cybersemiotics: A semiotic re-entry into the second-order cybernetics of Heinz von Foerster. Systems Research 13(3): 229–244. Available at
Brier S. (2000) Biosemiotics as a possible bridge between embodiment in cognitive semantics and the motivation concept of animal cognition in ethology. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 7(1): 57–75. Available at
Brier S. (2002) Varela’s Contribution to the Creation of Cybersemiotics: The calculus of self-reference. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 9(2): 77–82. Available at
Brier S. (2003) The cybersemiotic model of communication: An evolutionary view on the threshold between semiosis and informational exchange. tripleC 1(1): 71–94. Available at
Brier S. (2005) The construction of information and communication: A cybersemiotic reentry into Heinz von Foerster’s metaphysical construction of second-order cybernetics. Semiotica 154(1/4): 355–399.
Brier S. (2007) Applying Luhmann’s System Theory as Part of a Transdisciplinary Frame For Communication Science. Cybernetics & Human Knowing 14(2–3): 29–65. Available at
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