François Jost

He is a prominent European expert on the issue of television, primarily focusing on the aspects of perception and communication. Several of his books are concerned with film. He is the director of Center for Studies of Images and Sounds in Media (CEISME), University Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle and is a professor of Audiovisual Communication there. Furthermore, he is a vice-president of the International Association for Visual Semiotics. He is a member of College iconique de l'Institut National de l'Audiovisuel and of several other organizations working in the field of audiovisual media. Of particular interest to him are reality shows, he has collected a unique collection of their recordings from the entire world. He is selecting the most interesting situations out of these and there will be a seminar focusing on this theme in Jihlava.