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Kris Notaro

Kris Notaro served as Managing Director of the IEET from 2012 to 2015. He is currently an IEET Rights of the Person Program Director.

Kris earned his BS in Philosophy from Charter Oak State College in Connecticut. Between 2013-2018 he was the Bertrand Russell Society’s Vice-President for Website Technology. He has been a strong advocate for the distribution of open source and free software, especially in connection with the Linux operating system.

His academic concentration has been on Consciousness Studies and Philosophy of Mind, relating both to techno-progressive politics and current and future understandings of the nature of consciousness, and he closely follows technological advances illuminating neuroscience, consciousness, and the ongoing brain/mind debate. Kris, along with members of the IEET and Nonhuman Rights Project helped organize the 2013 conference; Personhood Beyond the Human at Yale University which addressed personhood for nonhuman animals, including great apes, cetaceans, and elephants, and explored evolving notions of personhood such as machine consciousness.

A believer in the integral relationship between technological advances and their social implications, he has an extensive history as a progressive activist, having worked for ACORN, HUD, Working Families Party, House Democrats, and progressive candidates for state office in Connecticut. He has attended and organized dozens of progressive events and protests around the U.S. and Canada opposing war, racism, imperialism, and the unjust consequences of globalization, and advocating, socioeconomic justice, womyn’s rights, and LGBTQ rights.

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"Transhumanism: The future of Revolutionary Flags and Movement Symbols"   Ethical Technology  (Jun 26, 2015)

"Transhumanism: No Gigadeath War"   Ethical Technology  (Oct 29, 2014)

"Geoengineering as a Human Right"   Ethical Technology  (Jul 10, 2014)

"The Importance of Qualia to Transhumanism and Science pt2"   Ethical Technology  (Jul 2, 2014)

"Phenomenal States and Properties: Reductionism, Supervenience, or Emergentism?"   Ethical Technology  (Mar 4, 2014)

"Genderqueer, Pansexual, LGBTQ: Will Gender Exist 100 Years From Now? - Rebooted"   Ethical Technology  (Oct 24, 2013)

"On “First Contact” with Super Intelligent Beings"   Ethical Technology  (May 10, 2013)

"Education, Consciousness, Intellectualism, Poverty, Future"   Ethical Technology  (Apr 17, 2013)

"The Posthuman Mind pt5"   Ethical Technology  (Apr 11, 2013)

"The Importance of Qualia to Transhumanism and Science pt1"   Ethical Technology  (Mar 25, 2013)

"How can Workers of the World Really Unite?"   Ethical Technology  (Mar 16, 2013)

"The Inevitability of Intelligence and Critical Thinking Leading to Empathy and Altruism"   Ethical Technology  (Dec 11, 2012)

"Live-Blogging the Afternoon of Day Two of Humanity+ San Francisco"   Ethical Technology  (Dec 2, 2012)

"Live-Blogging the Morning of Day Two of Humanity+ San Francisco"   Ethical Technology  (Dec 2, 2012)

"Live-Blogging the Afternoon of Day One of Humanity+ San Francisco"   Ethical Technology  (Dec 1, 2012)

"Live-Blogging Morning of Day One of Humanity+ San Francisco"   Ethical Technology  (Dec 1, 2012)

"No Dystopian Future For Me!"   Ethical Technology  (Nov 4, 2012)

"Existentialism and Existential Threats: a Fascinating Merging of Human Thought"   Ethical Technology  (Oct 24, 2012)

"What Will it be Like to Multitask to Reach Truth?"   Ethical Technology  (Sep 21, 2012)

"Transhumanism and Anarchism"   Ethical Technology  (Aug 21, 2012)

Recent Multimedia
Better political decision-making via better technology?   2015-02-17

Primer on Nuclear Fusion and Photos from the People’s Climate March (Sep, 21, 2014)   2014-09-22

Will Enlightened Posthumans Establish Post-Capitalist Utopias? pt2   2011-05-27

Buddhism, Politics and the Future of the Mind pt1   2011-05-17

Brian Hanley Joins IEET Advisory Board; Kris Notaro and Roland Benedikter are new Affiliate Scholars (Sep 28, 2015)

Hank Pellissier returns to IEET as Fundraiser & Interim Managing Director (May 20, 2015)

IEET Launching Annual Fundraiser (Mar 18, 2015)

Top Hitting Articles for November (Nov 29, 2012)

IEET Readers are split on Aspergers Question (Nov 01, 2012)