Transhumanist Imagination

transhumanist imagination

Margo Boenig-Liptsin


Research Associate Case Study Team; Doctoral Candidate, Harvard University


Harvard University-History of Science and Technology



Liptsin is a doctoral candidate in history of science at Harvard University and at the Sorbonne in Paris. She is interested in the role of technology in the human condition, a large topic that she approaches by paying attention to how conceptions of the human being are shaped through material technologies and our imaginations of them. Her dissertation is about the global rise of computer literacy, an idea and practice deployed at the end of the 20th century to form a particular kind of citizen for the coming of the "information age."  Methods and ideas from science and technology studies, intellectual and cultural history, anthropology, and philosophy inform her projects, which invariably have a strong normative component to keep research relevant to living responsibly in our contemporary world.Lipstin is a doctoral candidate in Harvard University's History of Science and Technology program.