Andy Miah speaks at our Research Colloquium (November 22)

On November 22 (Monday), Andy Miah gives a talk at our T-Labs’ Research Colloquium.
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*** Research Colloquium ***

Date: 22.11.2010
Time: 14.00 – 15:30
Location: Deutsche Telekom Laboratories,
Auditorium 1 (20th floor), Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7, 10587 Berlin

TITLE: Posthuman Designs: The Accumulation of Biocultural Capital

SPEAKER: Prof. Andy Miah

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
Over the last 10 years, the growth of human enhancement technologies has been accompanied by global debates about the promise and peril of an emerging posthuman era. This presentation will discuss recent contributions from bioartists and biodesigners to the ensuing bioethical debate about transhumanism, which promises to reconstitute how we make sense of biological and social norms. In so doing, it introduces the concept of biocultural capital to explain how the pursuit of better humans is consistent with the pursuit of a healthy, long life.

BIO: Professor Andy Miah, BA, MPhil, PhD, is Chair of Ethics and Emerging Technologies in the Faculty of Business & Creative Industries at the University of the West of Scotland, a Global Director for the Centre for Policy and Emerging Technologies, Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, USA and Fellow at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, UK. http://www.andymiah.net He is author of ‘Genetically Modified Athletes’ (2004), co-author of ‘The Medicalization of Cyberspace (2008) and Editor of ‘Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty’ (2008).

HOST: Tom Bieling

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