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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
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)

"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)

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

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)

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)