Category Archives: Transhumanism

Free e-Book on quest for longevity

With my ongoing interest in the area of bioethics and transhumanism an email mentioning this free eBook from the University of Chicago Press piqued my interest today. Will load it up on the eReader and have a skim through it. … Continue reading

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Transhuman Films

The blog’s been pretty quiet while I’ve been concentrating on other things. One of those other things is a research project looking at post- and transhumanism in popular culture, and particularly in film. One of those projects has been the … Continue reading

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Technological Narratives of Salvation

A while back I put together a short piece for the Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies Scholar’s Top 5 series. Scholar’s Top 5: Stephen Garner on Technological Narratives of Salvation | Network for New Media, Religion … Continue reading

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Digital life trailers and clips

I like short films, and especially short science fiction films that unpack a particular question or theme (for example, the original short version of ‘9’), so I was interested to see this engaging trailer for a short film called ‘True … Continue reading

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Christianity and Transhumanism – A perspective

It’s been a while since anything related to religion and transhumanism passed across my radar (or I’ve been working on other things and just haven’t been paying attention). However, here’s a recent interview on Changesurfer Radio where James Hughes interviews … Continue reading

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Transhumanism and Transcendence | Georgetown University Press

Just checked the letterbox on the way back from a walk with the kids and found my copy of this book in it. Was wondering when it would arrive. Transhumanism and Transcendence | Georgetown University Press. From the blurb: Transhumanism … Continue reading

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“H+” web series

Sentient Developments posts the trailer for the upcoming “transhuman” series from Brian Singer. See Sentient Developments: Trailer for “H+” web series More details over at Bryan Singer’s Post-Apoc, Webjacked Web Series ‘H+’ Debuts at Comic-Con | News & Opinion | … Continue reading

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Digital life

Josh McDowell vs. Kevin Kelly | Jesus Creed points to these two opinions about the internet and its potential for harm or health respectively. In the negative corner: Apologist Josh McDowell: Internet the Greatest Threat to Christians, Christian News While … Continue reading

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Transhumanism and Transcendence

Just had word that Transhumanism and Transcendence edited by Ron Cole-Turner is now being displayed on the Georgetown University Press web site. Looking forward to getting a copy later in the year.

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Why the Singularity isn’t going to happen

Annalee Newitz on why technological change always bring unexpected (and potentially negative) consequences, in spite of the optimistic narratives woven about technological progression. Here she comments on the optimism of the singularitists: Why the Singularity isn’t going to happen All … Continue reading

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