July 19, 2004
World Transhuman Con

I can only imagine that this is worth going to if you're in the Toronto area. If you're attending, I would please email me about moblogging and/or photoblogging the event.

"The World Transhumanist conference is coming to Toronto, Aug 5-8, with $12.50 public keynotes from Steve Mann and Stelarc."

"The theme of this year's conference is "Art and Life in the Posthuman Era," featuring such presenters as cyborg Steve Mann, Australian performance artist Stelarc, Extropy Institute founder Max More, leading biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey, and transhumanist philosopher Nick Bostrom, among many others." [boingboing]

Presentations include:

  • Atheism, Rationalism and Transhumanism: Are Transhumanism and Religious Faith Compatible?
  • Transhumanist Public Policy
  • Neurotheology and the Moral Duty of Self-improvement
  • Immortalism: Sublimated Religious Impulse?
  • Transhuman Art and Aesthetics
  • Body Politics

Also check out the World Transhumanist Association. They even have a blog, how is it that I've never heard of them? Do I live in a technological cave?

[Link via boingboing]

Posted by nym at July 19, 2004 03:23 PM | TrackBack