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Author: Bernhard Pörksen
Board Member of Constructivist Foundations
Institut für Medienwissenschaft, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Bernhard Poerksen is professor of media science at the University of Tübingen. He studied German, journalism and biology in Hamburg and at the Pennsylvania State University. His essays and commentaries, and reports and interviews appear in many daily and weekly newspapers. He has also published numerous articles in scholarly journals and books; his books on cybernetics and constructivism (e.g., Understanding Systems, with Heinz von Foerster, From Being to Doing, with Humberto Maturana, The Certainty of Uncertainty) are available in German, English, Spanish, Danish and Italian versions. In 2008, Poerksen was voted “Professor of the Year” by the magazine “Unicum” in the category of Humanities, Social and Cultural Studies. In 2011 his newest book will appear: The Creation of Reality. A Constructivist Epistemology of Journalism and Journalism Education (Imprint Academic).
Publications in Constructivist Foundations
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Pörksen B. (2010) Provocations of an epistemology. Constructivist Foundations 6(1): 40–50. http://constructivist.info/6/1/040
Pörksen B. (2009) The end of arbitrariness. The three fundamental questions of a constructivist ethics for the media. Constructivist Foundations 4(2): 82–90. http://constructivist.info/4/2/082
Pörksen B. (2006) Digital distinctions: An analytical method for the observation of the www and the emerging worlds of communication. Constructivist Foundations 2(1): 17–27. http://constructivist.info/2/1/017