Bernard Darras is Professor of semiotics and the methodology of research at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris, France. He also teaches in Brazil, Lebanon and Tunisia and is invited researcher in Korea. He is the Director of the Ph.D. School of Arts, Aesthetic and Sciences of arts, Executive Director of the ACTE Institute, (Arts-Creation-Theory-Esthetic UMR 8218) and of the department of Culture & Communication in the Faculty of Arts (UFR 04). He is also Dean of the Interactive Multimedia and Cultural Studies Masters Programs. His educational background includes extensive studies in the visual arts, art education, psychology, semiotics, and aesthetics. He received his doctorate in Aesthetics and the Sciences of Art at the Sorbonne University.
In his recent researches, Professor Darras has focused on pragmatic and cognitive semiotics, semiotics and systemic theories of visual, digital and material cultures. He is the author and editor of more than 220 books, chapters of books and journal articles published in Europe, Asia, North and South America concerned with arts, visual arts and communication, graphic, web and product design, media and multimedia, cultural studies and cognitive aspects of artistic development. His Works are published in France, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finlande, Hong-Kong, Korea, Philippines, Spain, Sweden, Swiss, Japan, Taiwan, UK and the USA.
In March 2012, Bernard Darras has received the International Ziegfeld Award in New York.
Bernard Darras is Professor of Semiotics at the Sorbonne University Paris 1
– Dean of Doctoral School ARTS 279
– Executive Dean of the ACTE Institute (UMR 8218) + Semiotics of Arts & Design Research Team,
– Dean of the Interactive Multimedia and Cultural Studies Masters Programs