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Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
Overview of technopolitics

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Despotism (1946)

The Logical Space of Algocracy (Redux)

Humans, Machines, and the Future of Work Conference

How music led to the invention of modern computers

12 Notes From A Political Autopsy

Cyborg Dad Fights to Regain Custody of Children - You Can Help

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TECHNOPROG, le transhumanisme au service du progrès social
Marc Roux and Didier Coeurnelle


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

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

The Bard-Priest: Leonard Cohen, 1934-2016

Convenient Selective Principles

Three Fictional Characters

Guilty Pleasures: Bespoke Perfumes


To Seek Out New Life: The Biology of Star Trek by Athena Andreadis (1999)


"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

"If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution!"   Sentient Developments  May 17, 2009

"Reflections on the New Star Trek"   Centauri Dreams  May 13, 2009

"Forever Young"   Astrogator's Log  May 4, 2009

"BioScientists, Speak Up!"   Astrogator's Log  Apr 5, 2009

"Snachismo, or: What Do Women Want?"   Astrogator's Log  Feb 12, 2009

"The Heirs of Prometheus"   Astrogator's Logs  Jun 1, 2008

"The Shifgrethor of Changelings"   Astrogator's Log  Apr 27, 2008

"Dreamers of a Better Future, Unite!"   Astrogator’s Logs  Mar 16, 2008

"The String Cuts Deeper than the Blade"   Astrogator's Logs  Sep 17, 2007

"It’s All in Your Head"   Astrogator's Logs  Aug 8, 2007

"To Each His Own Gliese 581c"   Astrogator's Logs  May 14, 2007

"Genetic Engineering and Space Exploration"   Astrogator's Logs  Apr 29, 2007

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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