Extraterrestrial Ethics by Andy Miah

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Extraterrestrial Ethics: Our Cultural and Moral Commitment to Discover, Create, and Support Emergent Life Forms. Keynote lecture by Dr Andy Miah at the Less Remote Conference, Glasgow September, 2008

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Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty, edited by Dr Andy Miah (FACT and Liverpool University Press, 2008)
http://humanfutures.wordpress.com

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Extraterrestrial Ethics by Andy Miah

  1. 1. By Andy Miah EXTRA TERRE ETHICS STRIAL Our Cultural & Moral Commitment to Discover, Create, and Support Emergent Life Forms LESS REMOTE 2008.09.30, GLASGOW Dr Andy Miah is Reader in New Media & Bioethics @ University of the West of Scotland and a Fellow @ FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
  2. 2. 2004: NASA’s first Chief bioethicist 2006: UK Government inquiry into Space Policy 2004: UNESCO congress on ‘Ethics of Outer Space’
  3. 3. bioethicist value intermediary governmental advisor research industry
  4. 4. ethical obligations owed to astronauts boundary issues of international space conduct of astronauts and surveillance Limits of biological experimentation with astronauts Image: AL and AL, 2006
  5. 5. EXTRA TERRE ETHICS STRIAL
  6. 6. 1) Exploration of outer space is morally required 2) We should foster practices that involve the creation of new life forms PRIOR COMMITMENTS
  7. 7. 1) Exploration of outer space is morally required a) Due to our commitment to survivability & the promotion of life
  8. 8. 2) We should foster practices that involve the creation of new life forms Photo: Oron Catts and & Ionat Zurr, Tissue Culture & Art Project, Victimless Leather
  9. 9. ET ethics environmental ethics bioethics animal ethics art&design science communication public engagement with science biopolitics cultural theory Photo: Revital Cohen, Assistance Animals
  10. 10. ET ethics emerging life discovered life biological variation Extremes of normal functioning Photo: Michael Burton, Nanotopia
  11. 11. ET life ecosystem health procreative beneficence
  12. 12. role of artists, designers, writers realistic implications of current science broader philosophical engagement with life cloning synthetic biology nuclear DNA transfer critical ethical work metaphors analogy methodology Photo: Michael Burton, Foot Growths
  13. 13. WHAT’S NEXT...? Rethink... health species boundaries aging humanity! human rights morphological freedom morality Photo: Michael Burton, Growths
  14. 14. Book Launch & Conference 30 October, 2008 Liverpool, European Capital of Culture
  15. 15. http://humanfutures.wordpress.com/ Powerpoint design concept by BURNEVERYTHING, Liverpool for the edited book by Andy Miah (2008) Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty , FACT & Liverpool University Press, Available Oct 30.

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