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IEET > Affiliate Scholar > Melanie Swan

Melanie Swan

Melanie Swan, MBA, is an Affiliate Scholar of the IEET. Ms. Swan, principal of the MS Futures Group, is a science generalist, hedge fund manager, and founder of citizen science organization DIYgenomics. Her educational background includes an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a BA in French and Economics from Georgetown University, and recent coursework in bioscience, nanotechnology, physics, and computer science.

Ms. Swan’s career has focused on research, finance, and entrepreneurship, including founding a technology startup company, GroupPurchase, which aggregated small business buying groups. She was Director of Research at Telecoms Consultancy Ovum, and previously held management and finance positions at iPass in Silicon Valley, J.P. Morgan in New York, Fidelity in Boston, and Arthur Andersen in Los Angeles.

Ms. Swan serves as a researcher and advisor to foundations, government agencies, corporations, and startups, and is active in the community promoting science and technology. She designs and runs interactive simulations, including “Live Prediction Markets Workshop,” “Being an Entrepreneur,” and “The Trader’s Pit.” Ms. Swan is the former Treasurer of San Francisco-based non-profit Equal Rights Advocates, an Advisory Board member of the Foundational Questions Institute, Lifeboat Foundation, and Accelerating Studies Foundation, a presenter at the Expanding Your Horizons math and science conference, and co-moderator of the Philadelphia and Boulder Future Salons, free monthly events discussing science and technology innovations and their implications. Ms. Swan speaks French, Spanish, and Portuguese, and is an advisor and faculty member at Singularity University.


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"Personalized Drone Delivery: the new Personal Computer?"   Broader Perspective  Feb 18, 2014

"Systems-level Thinking Helps to Address Protein Folding"   Ethical Technology  Jan 23, 2014

"Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Mania!"   Broader Perspective  Dec 6, 2013

"Subjective Experience and the Existence of Free Will in Bergson"   Broader Perspective  Sep 6, 2013

"Killer Apps of Cognitive Nanorobotics"   Broader Perspective   Aug 12, 2013

"The Real Question is How to Further Develop Autism-related Skills"   Broader Perspective   Jul 23, 2013

"Friendship 2.0"   Broader Perspective  May 10, 2013

"Polyamory – an Anti-Scarcity Relationship Model for the Future"   futurememes.blogspot  Feb 18, 2013

"Application of Complexity Theory: Away from Reductionist Phase Transitions"   Ethical Technology  Dec 16, 2012

"Crowd Models Become Pervasive Across Society"   Ethical Technology  Nov 26, 2012

"Crowdsourced Labor, Digital Marketplaces, and the Future of Self-Actualized eWork"   Ethical Technology  Nov 14, 2012

"Next Node Foment: my favorite elegant explanation"   The Edge  May 27, 2012

"Exciting Progress in Commercialization of Stem Cell Therapies"   Ethical Technology  Mar 11, 2012

"Synthetic Biology: Key Field of the Future"   Ethical Technology  Jan 6, 2012

"Emerging Health Technologies: Interventional anti-aging"   Ethical Technology  Jun 22, 2011

"Summary of Advances in Medical Nanotechnology"   Ethical Technology  May 11, 2011

"Key Themes in Aging Research"   Ethical Technology  Dec 8, 2010


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Past Appearances


Melanie Swan @ Symposium on Computational Philosophy (University of Birmingham, UK - Jul 02, 2012)

Melanie Swan @ 5th International Deleuze Studies Conference 2012 (Tulane University, New Orleans - Jun 25, 2012)

Melanie Swan @ Media X (Stanford University, CA - May 17, 2012)

Melanie Swan @ CONTACT Cultures of the Imagination (Mountain View, CA - Mar 30, 2012)

Swan on “DIYgenomics citizen science health research studies” (Stanford, CA - Mar 26, 2012)

Swan on “Building a Culture of Empathy” (San Jose, CA USA - Mar 17, 2012)

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