[FoRK] [wta-talk] Please repost IEET & H+ events - Dec 4-6 - Irvine, CA USA

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Nov 9 14:41:45 PST 2009

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From: "Hughes, James J." <James.Hughes at trincoll.edu>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 14:36:25 -0500
To: World Transhumanist Association Discussion List <wta-talk at transhumanism.org>
Subject: [wta-talk] Please repost IEET & H+ events - Dec 4-6 - Irvine, CA USA
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Please share with friends and colleagues.

Both events will be held at the state-of-the-art 3D display facility, EON Reality, 39 Parker, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92618:




Biopolitics of Popular Culture Seminar

Organized by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Friday, December 4, 2009, 8:30am to 5pm

EON Reality, Irvine, California

This day-long seminar will engage with culture critics, artists, writers, and filmmakers to explore the biopolitics implicit in depictions of the future, emerging technology and enhanced humanity in literature, film and television.

Speakers include 

- SF critic Annalee Newitz
- SF authors David Brin and Richard Kadrey
- futurist Jamais Cascio
- film directors Michael Massuci and Matthew Patrick
- TV writer (Hercules and Xena) PJ Manney
- comics historian Jess Nevins
- sociologist and games designer Brian Cross
- sociologist and bioethicist James Hughes
- transhumanist artist Natasha Vita-More.

Registration before November 15: $99 (After Nov 15: $150)

For more information: http://ieet.org/bpcs09


Saturday and Sunday, December 5-6, 2009

Humanity+ Summit

For more information: http://humanityplus.org/summit/

Speakers include:

- Aubrey de Grey on life extension
- Ben Goertzel and Peter Voss on artificial intelligence
- Ramez Naam on advanced search
- RU Sirius on h+ Magazine
- Patri Friedman on seasteading
- Todd Huffman, Randal Koene, and Ken Hayworth on Whole Brain Emulation
- Edward Miller and Joseph P Jackson on the open science movement and post-scarcity
- Alex Lightman and Parijata Mackey on open source medicine
- James Hughes and Sonia Arrison on building transhumanism and life extension as a political movement
- Tyson Anderson and Andrew Hessel on DIYbiology
- Bryan Bishop and Ben Lipkowitz on frabratories

First 50 tickets are $150, but they get more expensive after that so register early: 


James Hughes Ph.D.
Executive Director, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies http://ieet.org 
International Secretary, Humanity+ 
(office) 860-297-2376
director at ieet.org
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wta-talk at transhumanism.org

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