Mihai Nadin | i |
last name: Nadin
first name: Mihai
birthday: February 2, 1938
birth-place: Brașov (Romania)

‘Nadin has been described as a 20th century renaissance man at home in the humanities and in science. His education is interdisciplinary and so is his work. With advanced degrees in philosophy and technology (electronic engineering and computer science), Nadin offers his knowledge and experience to students, colleagues and the public through courses, lectures, writing, and consulting.
In over 30 years of activity, Professor Nadin has written 21 books (including fiction), 3 plays, 82 articles in books, 145 articles in journals, and various book reviews and newspaper articles. The subjects covered extend from the arts, aesthetics, philosophy, semiotics, to digital media, communications, mind, education, and human-machine interaction and anticipation.’ [Nadin, 2004]


1969-1975 Professor of philosophy, University of Brasov, Romania.
1976 Nomination as senior philosopher, Institute of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania.
1977-1978 Visiting professor, Carolo-Wilhelmina University, Braunschweig, Germany. Courses in aesthetics and semiotics.
1978 Lecturer, summer courses at Centro Internazionale di Semiotica e di Linguistica, Urbino, Italy.
1978-1980 Alexander von Humboldt Research Grant, Ludwig Maximilian University, Seminar für Philosophie, Logik, und Wissenschaftstheorie, Munich. Research, and teaching in semiotics, aesthetics, axiology.
1979-1980 Visiting professor, University of Essen. Taught semiotics, design, aesthetics.
1980-1985 Professor, Rhode Island School of Design.
Taught semiotics, design, communication, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, aesthetics.
1981-1985 Adjunct professor, Center for Research in Semiotics, Brown University.
1981-1985 Director, Institute for Visual Communication and Semiotics, Providence RI.
1983-1984 William A. Kern Institute Professor in Communication, Rochester Institute of Technology. Taught semiotics of art, computer-aided human activity.
1985-1988 Eminent Scholar in Art & Design Technology, Ohio State University. Advanced applications in multimedia digital technology, visualization.
1986 to present Principal, MINDesign. Research and consulting for education and business (new technologies and their creative applications).
1988-1991 Dean, School of Art and Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City.
1994 to present Professor (tenured), Chair of Computational Design, University of Wuppertal, Germany. Courses in visualization, multimedia, intelligent CAD, ubiquitous computing, virtual reality, World-Wide Web.
1997 Co-founder of @computational design, a company based on knowledge and technology transfer from the program in Computational Design of the University of Wuppertal.
1999 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Computer Science, and Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University.
2002 Visiting scholar, BISC (Berkeley Initiative for Soft Computing), Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California- Berkeley.
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