Mann: Considered by many the inventor of the wearable
computer; Faculty member at the University of Toronto, Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering; PhD from MIT in 1997; Author of
more than 130 publications including two books, the textbook
Intelligent Image Processing and the popular
autobiographical book Cyborg.
presentation, "Glogging: Sousveillance, Cyborglogs, and the Right to
Self-modification," will be held on Friday, August 6 at 8:00 PM and
to the public
Australian artist who uses medical instruments, prosthetics,
robotics, virtual reality systems and the Internet to explore
alternate, intimate and involuntary interfaces with the body;
Principal Research Fellow in the Performance Arts Digital Research
Unit at The Nottingham Trent University, UK. Honorary Professor of
Art and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; Honorary
Degree of Laws from Monash University. |
presentation, "Alternate Anatomical Architectures: Empty,
Involuntary and Avatar Bodies," will be held on Saturday, August 7
at 8:00 PM and is open
to the public
|Aubrey de Grey:
Biogerontologist, University of Cambridge; Cofounder and chief
scientist, Methuselah Foundation; Editor-in-chief, Rejuvenation
Research; Spearhead of the Strategies for Engineered Negligible
Senescence (SENS) project to reverse human aging; Chair, Cambridge
SENS conferences, 2003 and 2005.
Science Correspondent, Reason magazine; Editor, Earth
Report 2000: Revisiting The True State of The Planet (McGraw
Hill, 1999); Editor, The True State of the Planet (The Free
Press, 1995). Author, ECOSCAM: The False Prophets of Ecological
Apocalypse (St. Martins Press, 1993); 1993 Warren T. Brookes
Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the Competitive Enterprise
Bostrom: British Academy Research Fellow, Oxford
University; Chair, World Transhumanist Association.
||Max More: Strategic
futurist; Cofounder and chairman, Extropy Institute; Author,
Beyond Caution (in progress); Consultant, ManyWorlds.
Cordeiro: President, World Future Society Venezuela;
Cofounder, Venezuelan Transhumanist Association.
Naam: Computer scientist; Author, More Than Human
(Doubleday/Random House, March 2005).
Vita-More: Artist; Author, Transhumanist Arts Statement;
President, Extropy Institute; Director, Transhumanist Arts and
Hanson: Assistant professor of economics, George Mason
University. Published in economics, computer science, physics and
philosophy, and studies information aggregation mechanisms and the
economic consequences of future technologies.|
Hughes: Public Policy Studies, Trinity College, Hartford;
Producer, Changesurfer Radio; Secretary, World Transhumanist
||Linda Wallace: Feminist and
visual artist; Uses bioethics, new technology, reproduction
women's health as the base for work created primarily in woven
Smigrodzki: Neurologist and molecular biologist, University
of Virginia; Chief Clinical Officer, Gencia Corporation.
LaTorra: Board member, World|
Warrior Blends with Life: A Modern Tao (North
Atlantic Books, 1993); English Instructor, New Mexico State
Smith: Editor-in-chief, Betterhumans; Vice-president,
Toronto Transhumanist Association.
||Dale Carrico: PhD
Candidate, Department of Rhetoric, University of California at
Berkeley; Betterhumans columnist.
||Robin Zebrowski: Philosopher
and cognitive scientist; Researcher
in AI; PhD candidate,
University of Oregon.
Dvorsky: President, Toronto Transhumanist Association;
Deputy Editor, Betterhumans; Chair, TransVision 2004.|
Toth-Fejel: Research Engineer, General Dynamics Advanced
Information Systems; Completed design study on self-replicating
nanomachines for for the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts;
||Jende Huang: Field
organizer, American Humanist Association.
Wallace: MFA visual artist; Digital and industrial designer
specializing in two-dimensional art, mechanical design and steel
Sculpture and installation artist whose work currently|
issues of maternal identity and experience; Associate
and Sculpture Area Co-Head, Department of Art & Art History,
Univseristy of Connecticut, Storrs.
|Joao Pedro de Magalhães:
Biogerontologist, Harvard Medical School; Working on
of human aging.
Treder: Executive Director, Center for Responsible
Nanotechnology; Board member, World Transhumanist Association.
Psychologist and utility theorist who studied at MIT, Stanford,
Pomona College, University of Chicago and the William Alanson White
Institute of Psychoanalysis.
Walker: Research associate in philosophy, Trinity College,
University of Toronto; Teacher, philosophy and bioethics,
|Ben Hyink: Leader
of transhumanist student movement at
the international and local
Sandberg: Bio coming soon.
Hopkins: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Millsaps
College; Editor of Sex/Machine: Readings in Culture, Gender, and
Technology (Indiana University Press, 1999); Author of articles
on bioethics, technology studies, gender studies and religious
artist, Northwestern University School of Communication.|
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Washington and
University; Research and teaching focus on
intelligence, including natural language, neural
genetic algorithms, and robotics. PhD, computer
science, Brandeis University; MA, linguistics, University.
Teacher, graduate student in philosophy, mathematics and quantum
mechanics, York University; BSc Mathematics (St. F.X.U.) , MSc
Computing (University of Alberta); Worked on AI research at NTT
for the Canadian Department of National Defence.
Anissimov: Member of the Board of Directors, Immortality
Institute; Advocacy Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial
Intelligence; Writer and speaker on futurism, humanism,
nanotechnology and artificial intelligence.
Paffendorf: MS candidate, Studies of the Future, University
of Houston-Clear Lake;|
Accelerating Change Conference 2004
Director, Institute for the Study of Accelerating Change.
|Spot AKA Scott Draves:
Francisco visualist and programmer; PhD, computer science;
Uses complex systems and evolutionary algorithms to create "hypnotic
|Mark Hopkins: Bio
||Peter Addy: PhD candidate,
Clinical Psychology, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; Amateur
psychonaut and transhumanist.
||Daniel Tarr: Cyberguru, Post
Logic Studio, Hungary; "Cyberspiritual |
weaver of the Web and an
illuminated upholder of reality"; Speaker for
lobbying for the creation of the first cyber cemetery of
personal Web pages, a database and Web museum for researchers of
the past of cyberspace and humanism.
|Philippe Van Nedervelde:
Emerging technologies advocate; Award-winning Parallel Entrepreneur
Transvergent For-profit & Non-profit Ventures; Executive
Institute (Europe); Member of Council of
Advisors and Executive Advisory Board, Extropy
|Robert K. Logan:
Associate Professor of Physics, University of Toronto.
||E. Shaun Russell: Vancouver
independent music producer; Member, Executive Advisory Team, Extropy
||Kip Werking: Law
student and computer engineer. |
|Jeff Medina: Information
technology consultant, Spherion; External
Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck College London.
|Michael Vassar: BS
in biochemistry and Drexel MBA; Consultant for future-oriented
Websites and firms.
||Michael Deering: Director,
SingularityAwareness.com ; Author of several articles on the
Singularity, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and molecular
Amadio: Biophysics candidate, Princeton University; U.S.
Goldwater Scholar; National Student Liaison, Foresight Institute;
Sci-tech journalist for Associated Press, Natural History, and
others; Leader of global development initiatives for emerging
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|Phil Goetz: Bio coming
Kearney: Bio coming soon.