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Kyle Munkittrick

Kyle Munkittrick, IEET Program Director: Envisioning the Future, is a recent graduate of New York University, where he received his Master’s in bioethics and critical theory. His areas of focus are human enhancement, personhood, sexuality and gender, procreation, and social perceptions of science. He writes for Discover Magazine’s Science Not Fiction, and also maintains a blog, Pop Transhumanism, which is an effort to explore bioethics through the lens of current events and pop culture.

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"Game of Thrones: Is the Lannister’s incest immoral?"   Pop BioEthics  (Jun 4, 2015)

"Mad Max: Fury Road reminds us why we love the post-apocalypse"   Pop BioEthics  (May 31, 2015)

"When Enhancement Isn’t"   Pop Bioethics  (May 2, 2015)

"“The Stem Cell Hope” and Our Indefinitely Delayed Future"   Popbioethics  (Jul 19, 2012)

"Breaking the “Disney Princess” Tradition - why the film “Brave” is a Big Deal"   PopBioethics  (Jun 28, 2012)

"The Avengers Help You Understand Your Fears About Transhumanism"   Discover Magazine  (May 12, 2012)

"Why Mass Effect is the Most Important Science Fiction Universe of Our Generation"   PopBioethics  (Feb 28, 2012)

"The Ethics of Zombie Killing"   PopBioethics  (Feb 17, 2012)

"Neanderthals are as Unprepared for Modernity as We Are"   PopBioethics  (Feb 13, 2012)

"Are Exoskeletons “Ableist?”"   PopBioethics  (Jan 28, 2012)

"We Don’t Know How to Get Old Anymore"   Pop Bioethics  (Oct 24, 2011)

"What Do We Do With The Results of Unethical Experimentation?"   Pop Bioethics  (Sep 25, 2011)

"What Would Humanity Be Like Without Aging?"   Science Not Fiction  (Sep 13, 2011)

"A Conversation on the Ethics of Transhumanism"   Science Not Fiction  (Aug 17, 2011)

"Animal Enhancement as a Tool of Liberation"   Science Not Fiction  (Aug 4, 2011)

"When Will We Be Transhuman?"   Science Not Fiction  (Jul 21, 2011)

"Your Body, Your Choice: Fight for Your Somatic Rights"   Discover: Science Not Fiction  (Jul 3, 2011)

"Captain America’s Enlistment and Experimentation: Was It Ethical?"   Discover: Science Not Fiction  (Jul 1, 2011)

"The AI Singularity is Dead. Long Live the Cybernetic Singularity!"   Science Not Fiction  (Jun 28, 2011)

"Form Follows Function: Prosthetics and Artificial Organs that Break the Human Mold"   Science Not Fiction  (Jun 21, 2011)

Recent Multimedia
Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Enhancement   2011-08-06

Captain America, Voluntary Amputation, and Rogue Scientists   2011-07-01

Join Us At H+ Summit at Harvard   2010-05-29

Kyle Debates Human Enhancement Over at Slate (Sep 25, 2011)

Discover Magazine Appoints Kyle Munkittrick as Blogger (Jul 13, 2010)

Announcing Our New Roster of Interns (May 18, 2010)

IEET appoints Munkittrick as Program Director (Mar 29, 2010)