Transhumanist Imagination

transhumanist imagination

Elena Simakova


“Posthumanism, Policy, and Performance: Exploring interdisciplinary connections at Exeter University, UK”


Exeter University



Abstract: I will share experience in organising interdisciplinary conversations on topics relevant to the symposium. Sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's Bridging the Gaps initiative, a recent workshop at the University of Exeter called Varieties of Posthumanism: Policy as Practice and Performance gathered scientists, social scientists and policy makers to give various takes on framings of (post)humanism in a variety of research, technology assessment, and policy sites. Participants debated performative approaches to posthumanism, or its articulations for various purposes at hand, as well as policy implications of such approaches.