Klaus Krippendorff

Klaus Krippendorff, Ph.D.

Klaus Krippendorff
  • Gregory Bateson Professor Emeritus of Communication

Klaus Krippendorff researches the role of language and dialogue in the social construction of reality.

Klaus Krippendorff’s research focuses on the role of language and dialogue in the social construction of reality: identities, institutions, cultural artifacts, power, Otherness, and meanings; emancipatory epistemology (hermeneutics) of human communication and the design of technology; content analysis, semantics, pragmatics of social interaction, and related research methods; conversation theory, information theory, and cyberspace; and second-order cybernetics of complex communication systems and their reflexive, self-organizing, and autopoietic properties.

The following are links to lists of Krippendorff’s publications, organized by subject area:

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Education

  • Ingenieur (grad.), State Engineering School Hanover (Germany), 1954
  • Dipl. Design, Ulm School of Design (Germany), 1961
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana, 1967

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