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Andy Miah

Professor Andy Miah, PhD (@andymiah), is Chair in Science Communication & Digital Media, in the School of Environment & Life Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester. He is also Global Director for the Centre for Policy and Emerging Technologies, Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, USA and Fellow at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, UK. He is author of ‘Genetically Modified Athletes’ (2004 Routledge) and co-author with Dr Emma Rich of ‘The Medicalization of Cyberspace’ (2008, Routledge),  Editor of ‘Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty’ (2008, Liverpool University Press and FACT), co-author with Dr Beatriz Garcia of ‘The Olympics’ (2012, Routledge), and co-author of ‘The Olympic Movement and New Media’ (2014). Professor Miah’s research discusses the intersections of art, ethics, technology and culture and he has published broadly in areas of emerging technologies, particularly related to human enhancement. Professor Miah has published over 150 academic articles in refereed journals, books, magazines, and national media press on the subjects of cyberculture, medicine, technology, and sport. He has also given over 100 major conference presentations and he is often invited to speak about philosophical and ethical issues concerning technology in society. Professor Miah regularly interviews for a range of major media companies, which have included BBC’s Newsnight and Start the Week with Andrew Marr, ABC’s’ The 7:30 Review and CBC’s The Hour. He often publishes essays for media outlets, which have included the Huffington Post, Wired, Washington Post, The Guardian, and the Times. He is currently part of a European Commission project called Digital Futures 2050 and has previously been involved with a number of international projects on technological convergence and ethics. He is also part of the Ministerial Advisory Group on Digital Participation in the Scottish Government.

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Andy Miah's Weblog

IOC #athletesforum

#futureday @thisisGorilla #MSF

Should you get a smart watch? #MobTechEdu

Drones in the House of Lords

Communicating Chernobyl


The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays by eds. Max More and Natasha Vita-More (2013)

The Olympics: The Basics by Andy Miah and Beatriz Garcia (2012)

Human Futures: Art in the Age of Uncertainty by Andy Miah (Editor) (2008)

The Medicalization of Cyberspace by Andy Miah (2007)

Genetically Modified Athletes by Andy Miah (2004)

Sport Technology: History, Philosophy & Policy by Andy Miah (2002)


"Directions in Virtual Reality"  Nov 26, 2016

"Living Without ‘Her’"  Aug 4, 2014

"#15 Justifying Human Enhancement: The Case for Posthumanity"   Ethical Technology  Dec 15, 2013

"Better Humans? Understanding the Enhancement Project, by Michael Hauskeller"  Sep 12, 2013

"Justifying Human Enhancement: The Case for Posthumanity"   Ethical Technology  Jul 9, 2013

"Raising the Digital Generation"  Mar 20, 2013

"Oscar Pistorius is more than just a fallen hero"   Ethical Technology  Feb 16, 2013

"Why the doping problem is here to stay"   Ethical Technology  Feb 10, 2013

"Lance Armstrong should be celebrated as a pioneer in human enhancement"  Jan 31, 2013

"It’s not the end of the world, yet"   Ethical Technology  Dec 20, 2012

"Oscar Pistorius makes a ‘One Games’ Future more Likely"   M Blogs  Jul 15, 2012

"Physical Inactivity Kills, but Who Cares?"   M Blogs  Jul 15, 2012

"People should be free to take smart drugs if they choose to"   The Independent  Oct 27, 2011

"What has the Internet ever done for art?"   Ethical Technology  Apr 18, 2011

"The Bioethics of Cybermedicalization"   The New Media and Cybercultures Anthology  Nov 1, 2010

"The Human Centipede and Bioethics"   The Huffington Post  Sep 1, 2010

"Bioethics"   Encyclopedia Nanoscience and Society  Jun 2, 2010

"The DREAM Gene for the Posthuman Athlete"   The Anthropology of Sport and Human Movement: A Biocultural Perspective  Jun 1, 2010

"Towards the transhuman athlete: therapy, non-therapy and enhancement"   Sport in Society  Mar 1, 2010

"The Cultural Politics of Celebrity, Cultural Politics"   Cultural Politics  Mar 1, 2010

"Extraterrestrial Ethics"   h+ Magazine  Jan 29, 2010

"Andy Miah, Sports Doping, and the Enhancement Enlightenment"   h+ Magazine  Aug 8, 2009

"Make me a superhero: The pleasures and pitfalls of body enhancement"   Guardian  May 5, 2009

"We’re All Activists Now"   Guardian  Mar 21, 2009

"Prosthetic Surveillance: The medical governance of healthy bodies in cyberspace"   Rich, E. & Miah, A. (2009) Surveilance and Society 26(1), 163-177  Mar 19, 2009

"Enhanced Athletes? It’s Only Natural"   Washington Post  Aug 2, 2008

"Paralympics 2.0"   Bioethics Forum  Jun 9, 2008

"Engineering Greater Resilience or Radical Transhuman Enhancement?"   Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology 2(1)  May 1, 2008

"Letter to Utopia, v1.0"  Nov 26, 2007

"Genetic Selection for Human Enhancement"   Journal of International Biotechnology Law, 4(6), in press.  Oct 17, 2007

"Is sport winning its war against drugs? No!"   The Guardian  Aug 2, 2006

"Review: Doctor, Can You Fix My Broken Heart?"   Journal of Medical Humanities 27(2): 127-129  Jun 1, 2006

"World Pro-Doping Agency"   AndyMiah Wordpress  Apr 11, 2006

"Legalisation of performance-enhancing drugs"   The Lancet  Dec 19, 2005

"Genetically modified athletes"   the BA  Nov 23, 2005

"American Academy of Pediatrics on Doping"   Bioethics and Sport  Nov 11, 2005

"Could Your Kid Be a Contender? Test Him"   Bioethics and Sport  Oct 12, 2005

"Is ‘Gene Doping’ Wrong?"   Project Syndicate  Sep 19, 2005

"Doping and the child: an ethical policy for the vulnerable"   The Lancet 366: 874-876  Sep 10, 2005

"Bioethics and Sport in Barcelona"   Bioethics and Sport  Aug 31, 2005

Recent Multimedia

Life After Extinction: Posthuman Enhancements for a Neo-Human Species   2016-03-09

The Rise of the Cyber Athletes: The professional Players Electronics Gaming 2015 BBC Debate Gaming   2015-01-20

Smart Cities, Smart Sports   2014-12-15

Human Enhancement and the Future of Sport   2013-11-19

Creative Futures Institute – year of 2012   2013-09-13

Human Enhancement @ Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue   2013-07-03

Doping & Cycling: Scrutinizing the most Superhuman Sport   2013-06-15

the Idea of Transhumanism   2012-07-04

Humanity 2.0   2012-03-06

Why We Want a Better Future   2011-12-21


IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Edits First Ever Comprehensive Intro to Post and Transhumanism (Oct 03, 2014)

Andy Miah profiled in the UK’s Sunday Times (Apr 02, 2009)

Andy, Russell and Heather at Andy’s Human Futures Conference (Nov 06, 2008)

Andy launches Human Futures (Sep 25, 2008)

Miah Starts Upstream Nano to Encourage Foresightful Nanopolicy (Dec 03, 2007)

Andy’s Prolixity (Oct 01, 2007)

Andy gets yet another degree (Aug 12, 2007)

Andy Miah to work with Euro-NBIC group (Jan 02, 2007)

Andy’s Notes on the Martin Conference (Mar 17, 2006)

Miah on the Torino Olympics (Feb 23, 2006)

Andy Miah covers doping in Torino (Feb 12, 2006)

Andy Miah in The Lancet (and the London Times) (Dec 19, 2005)

Andy Miah in The Globe and Mail (Dec 07, 2005)

10x Human-Machine superperformance (Nov 10, 2005)

Past Appearances

Andy Miah & Natasha Vita-More @ SportAccord (Belek, Turkey - Apr 06, 2014)

Andy Miah @ NESTA Future Fest (London, UK - Sep 28, 2013)

Andy Miah @ Future Human: New Luddism (London, UK - Sep 18, 2013)

Andy Miah - Human enhancement technologies: pushing the boundaries (Switzerland - Jul 03, 2013)

Miah and Vita-More @ (St. Petersburg, Russia - May 26, 2013)

Future Everything Festival (Manchester, UK - May 18, 2012)

The Scotland ( - Apr 15, 2012)

Edinburgh International Science Festival (Edinburgh, UK - Apr 13, 2012)

Miah @ Edinburgh International Science Festival (National Museum, Scotland - Apr 05, 2012)

Digital Futures 2050 ( - Mar 28, 2012)

MIah on “Should living people be able to donate their human tissue to art?” (Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK - Feb 09, 2012)

Miah on Art-Science-Ethics (Liverpool, UK - Feb 08, 2012)

Miah @ Sport & Politics Group, Political Studies Association (Southampton Solent University, UK - Jan 24, 2012)

Vita-More and Miah @ Design for Evolution (Aalto University, Finland - Jan 23, 2012)

Smart drugs: magic bullet or cheating ourselves? (London, UK - Oct 30, 2011)


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