This project addresses meta-questions posed by the program in Religion and Innovation in Human Affairs by highlighting the interplay among religion, imagined futures, and technological innovation. More specifically the project seeks to accomplish the following goals:
Transhumanism serves as a particularly noteworthy expression of the postsecular moment, and thus as a fruitful context through which to interrogate the interplay of eschatological vision, projects of technological innovation, and forms of normative imagination in modern secular societies.
The project is directed by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Ben Hurlbut and is supported by a grant from The Historical Society's program in Religion and Innovation in Human Affairs sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation.
Various Speakers, Arizona State University
The Transhumanist Imagination Lecture Series
12:00 noon, West Hall room 135
ASU receives grant to study transhumanism, religion, and innovation (ASU News, Oct. 31, 2012)
Building better humans? New book explores transhumanist scenarios (ASU News, Oct. 31, 2012)