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Seeking Perfection

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  • Standard ethical justificationsEnhance well-beingGoal of society is to enable people to live as freely as possible, without it damaging the stateNeed for society to remain developing critical, enhanced modifications to humanity

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  • #msf2010 | 2010.10.26
    Seeking Perfection: An Overview
    PROFESSOR ANDY MIAH, PHD | @andymiah
  • @andymiah
    @UWScreative @IEET @FACT_Liverpool @ANDfestival
    @CulturalOlympic @media_2012 @huffingtonpost
    #bioethics #mediaart #transhuman #olympics
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  • http://humanfutures.wordpress.com
  • i) flight
    TRANSHUMAN b)
    ii) Teleportation
    super height
    health-span
    TRANSHUMAN a)
    life-span
    intelligence
    memory
    HUMANENHANCEMENT
    drugs
    PGD (non-disease)
    CONTESTED
    VALUE
    cosmetic surgery
    leg lengthening
    innoculations
    ACCEPTED
    VALUE
    ritalin
    flouridization
    of water
  • I’m a cyborg, but that’s ok
    Image courtesy of the director
  • Stelarc: Evolution
  • Enhancement as function
    Image by: Michael Burton
  • Genetic selection
    Image from GATTACA courtesy of the director
  • Photo: Kris Krug @kk
    Genetic Selection for Perfect Pitch?
  • Image courtesy of Nike
    disability
    ability
  • www.andymiah.net
  • AESTHETIC
    Inteventions
    Image courtesy of Pipilotti Rist
  • Image by: Michael Burton
  • StelarcExtra Ear, Ear on Arm
  • TRANSGENIC
    alterations
    Image by Eduardo Kac
  • Brandon Ballengee, DFA 19, Io
    Scanner Photograph of Cleared and Stained Multi-limbed Pacific Tree frog from Aptos, California in Scientific Collaboration with Dr. Stanley K. Sessions. MALAMP titles in collaboration with the poet KuyDelair.
  • i) flight
    TRANSHUMAN b)
    ii) Teleportation
    super height
    health-span
    TRANSHUMAN a)
    life-span
    intelligence
    memory
    HUMANENHANCEMENT
    drugs
    PGD (non-disease)
    CONTESTED
    VALUE
    cosmetic surgery
    leg lengthening
    innoculations
    ACCEPTED
    VALUE
    ritalin
    flouridization
    of water
  • THE
    ACCUMULATION OF
    BIOCULTURAL
    CAPITAL
  • From chance to choice
    Image courtesy of Pipilotti Rist