Seeking Perfection: An Overview
#msf2010 | 2010.10.26
PROFESSOR ANDY MIAH, PHD | @andymiah
http://humanfutures.wordpress.com
HUMAN
ENHANCEMENT
CONTESTED
VALUE ACCEPTED
VALUE
TRANSHUMAN b)
i) flight
ii)
Teleportation
TRANSHUMAN a)
super height
life...
I’m a
cyborg,
but
that’s
ok
Stelarc: Evolution
Enhancement as function
Genetic selection
Image from GATTACA courtesy of the director
Genetic
Selection for
Perfect Pitch?
Photo: Kris Krug @kk
disabilityability
www.andymiah.net
AESTHETIC
Inteventions
Image courtesy of Pipilotti Rist
Stelarc Extra 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, Califor...
HUMAN
ENHANCEMENT
CONTESTED
VALUE ACCEPTED
VALUE
TRANSHUMAN b)
i) flight
ii)
Teleportation
TRANSHUMAN a)
super height
life...
ACCUMULATION OF
CAPITAL
BIOCULTURAL
From chance
to choice
Manchester Science Festival
Manchester Science Festival
Manchester Science Festival
Manchester Science Festival
Manchester Science Festival
Manchester Science Festival
Manchester Science Festival
Manchester Science Festival
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    1. 1. Seeking Perfection: An Overview #msf2010 | 2010.10.26 PROFESSOR ANDY MIAH, PHD | @andymiah
    2. 2. http://humanfutures.wordpress.com
    3. 3. HUMAN ENHANCEMENT CONTESTED VALUE ACCEPTED VALUE TRANSHUMAN b) i) flight ii) Teleportation TRANSHUMAN a) super height life-span intelligence memor y drugs health-span PGD (non-disease) cosmetic surgery leg lengthening innoculations flouridization of water ritalin
    4. 4. I’m a cyborg, but that’s ok
    5. 5. Stelarc: Evolution
    6. 6. Enhancement as function
    7. 7. Genetic selection Image from GATTACA courtesy of the director
    8. 8. Genetic Selection for Perfect Pitch? Photo: Kris Krug @kk
    9. 9. disabilityability
    10. 10. www.andymiah.net
    11. 11. AESTHETIC Inteventions Image courtesy of Pipilotti Rist
    12. 12. Stelarc Extra Ear, Ear on Arm
    13. 13. TRANSGENIC alterations Image by Eduardo Kac
    14. 14. 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.
    15. 15. HUMAN ENHANCEMENT CONTESTED VALUE ACCEPTED VALUE TRANSHUMAN b) i) flight ii) Teleportation TRANSHUMAN a) super height life-span intelligence memor y drugs health-span PGD (non-disease) cosmetic surgery leg lengthening innoculations flouridization of water ritalin
    16. 16. ACCUMULATION OF CAPITAL BIOCULTURAL
    17. 17. From chance to choice

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