EPHES 2014 Enhancement & Morality in the Digital Era. Global Political, Economic & Social Issues


The Program of the EPHES 2014 conference  can be accessed here: Program EPHES2014 final

The Book of Abstracts of the EHES 2014 conference  can be accessed here: Abstracts EPHES2014 final

The Poster of the EPHES 2014 conference can be accessed here: Poster EPHES2014 final

The  Roll-up of the EPHES 2014 conference can be accessed here: Roll up EPHES2014 final


Natasha Vita-More 

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Dr. Natasha Vita-More is designer and Professor at the University of Advancing Technology. She has been called an “early adapter of revolutionary changes” by Wired magazine and a “role model for superlongevity” by the Village Voice. Natasha is an expert in the field of the emerging technology of human enhancement. Her research combines technology and social narrative, which scholarship covers the design novelties of seamless devices, radical life extension, and the ethical issues of human futures, including morphological freedom and the continuation of persons over space and time.

Her prototype "Primo Posthuman" (1997) whole body prosthetics unmasks the probable outcomes of biotech’s regenerative media, nanorobotics, and artificial general intelligence. The iteration of this project has resulted in “Platform Diverse Body” (2012) and “Substrate Autonomous Persons” (2012), which offer insight into how technological innovation continues to enhance human physiology and diversifies identity.  Her current research is studying memory after vitrification and revival of C. elegans.

Natasha is co-editor and contributing author of the Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Future Human. Her essays have been published in the journals Nanotechnology Perceptions, Technoetic Arts, Evolution haute couture, Technology Imagination Future, Metaverse Creativity, New Realities: Being Syncretic, Beyond Darwin, AI Society and D’ARS. Natasha received Special Recognition at Women in Video and has exhibited artistic, design-based works at London Contemporary Art Museum, Niet Normal, Moscow Film Festival, and GOGBOT. She has appeared in more than 24 televised documentaries and featured in Wired, LAWeekly, The New York Times, London Observer, Wired, Marie Claire, U.S. News & World Report, Net Business, Teleopolis, and The Village Voice.

She is Chairman of Humanity+, Fellow of Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies.

Website: http://www.natasha.cc

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natasha_Vita-More


James Hughes

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James Hughes Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and a bioethicist and sociologist at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. He holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago, where he taught bioethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Dr. Hughes is author of Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future, and is working on a second book tentatively titled Cyborg Buddha.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hughes_(sociologist)


Stefan Lorenz Sorgner


Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner is director and co-founder of the Beyond Humanism Network and teaches philosophy at the University of Erfurt.
Fellow, Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies

Website: www.sorgner.de

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefan_Lorenz_Sorgner


Bogdan Patrut



PhD in Computer Science,
Assoc. Professor, "Vasile Alecsandri University", Bacau, Romania
Author and editor,
SMART conferences organizer,
EDUSOFT Director