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Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
Overview of technopolitics

whats new at ieet

A Deadline for Philosophy

New nanotech to detect cancer early

Short story: Dead Man’s Trigger

The incredible inventions of intuitive AI

Quantum Biology – Wandering where the edge is

On the use and misuse of 1984 in the reign of Trump

ieet books

Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
David Brin


Enframing the Flesh: Heidegger, Transhumanism, and the Body as “Standing Reserve”

Moral Enhancement and Political Realism

Intelligent Technologies and Lost Life

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Athena Andreadis

Athena Andreadis served as a fellow of the IEET from 2007 to 2009. She is an Associate Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the author of To Seek Out New Life: The Biology of Star Trek.  She studies the gene regulatory mechanism known as alternative splicing. Athena writes on science and science fiction for The Harvard Review among other publications, while writing her own SF at the site Starship Reckless which she founded.


Astrogator's Logs

As the Water Wheel Turns

To Shape the Dark: Liner Notes, Part 2

To Shape the Dark: Liner Notes, Part 1

We Shall Not Cease from Exploration: One Year at the Helm of Candlemark & Gleam

The Bard-Priest: Leonard Cohen, 1934-2016


"The Persistent Neoteny of Science Fiction"   Starship Reckless  Jan 20, 2012

"LORCS Abound"   Ethical Technology  Sep 19, 2009

"Eldorado Desperadoes I: Of Mice and Men"   Astrogator's Logs  Jul 18, 2009

"“Keeping an Open Mind is a Virtue, but not so Open that Your Brains Fall Out.”"   Astrogator's Logs  Jun 15, 2009

"Equalizer or Terminator?"   Sentient Developments  May 27, 2009

Recent Multimedia

Gender, Space and Extinction   2008-03-25

The Biology of Star Trek   2002-11-30


Crossed Genres Interview with IEET’s Athena Andreadis (Jul 18, 2009)

Update on Russell’s Voices of Disbelief (Jan 24, 2009)

New Fellow: Athena Andreadis Ph.D. (Apr 29, 2007)


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