Is Afrofuturism obsolete now that we know Africa is the future? And what of Transhumanism… the nearly opposite claim. Business as usual. The rich will invest themselves into the infinite. No need to fear the eye of the needle- just engineer a solution. Whatever the cost. Or maybe we just get the miasmic self-similarity of Shteyngart’s “Lenny Hearts Eunice.”
On May 14-15 2011, Humanity+ International is partnering with Parsons The New School for Design in New York City to produce Transhumanism Meets Design, a conference exploring emerging technology, transdisciplinary design, culture and media theory, and biotech.
The conference brings together futurists, cyberneticists, life extensionists, singularity advocates, A[G]I and robotics experts, human enhancement specialists, inventors, ethicists, philosophers, and theorists to meet with the creativity and rigorous scholarship of design at Parsons.