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Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
Overview of technopolitics

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Beyond Resistance: The Story of 2016

The Science of Bias, Empathy, and Dehumanization

Algocracy as Hypernudging: A New Way to Understand the Threat of Algocracy

Techno-Anxiety? We’ve Been Afraid of Disruptions Since the Printing Press

Short story: Rush Hour

To solve old problems, study new species

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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

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

Convenient Selective Principles

Three Fictional Characters


"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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