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Natasha Vita-More in 2010
|Born||February 23, 1950|
|Occupation||Artist, designer, author|
She is designer and author of "Primo Posthuman," a future whole body prototype. Vita-More is an instructor at the for-profit University of Advancing Technology (2012-current), and a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. She is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Humanity+.
Natasha Vita-More grew up in a large family in Eastchester, New York. Vita-More lived in the ski resort and film festival community of Telluride, Colorado and later Los Angeles. Currently she lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Vita-More received her doctorate from the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on human enhancement and radical life extension. She has an M.Phil. in Media Art & Design from the University of Plymouth, a M.Sc. in Future Studies, University of Houston; and a B.F.A. in Fine Art, University of Memphis; and was filmmaker-in-residence, University of Colorado. She also holds certificates in Physical Fitness and Sports Nutrition from the American Muscle and Fitness Association.
In 1983, Vita-More authored the "Transhuman Manifesto"; and founded Transhumanist Arts and Culture 1993. She was the Chair of “Vital Progress Summit”  2004, establishing a precedent for discussion of human enhancement (see Proactionary Principle). She was the president of the Extropy Institute 2002-2006.
Practice and theory
In addition to academic works, she has exhibited at National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Brooks Memorial Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Women In Video, Telluride Film Festival  and United States Environmental Film Festival  and recently "Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age".
Vita-More has argued that the fundamental issue concerning human efficacy is to improve its condition and survive. Arguing for instinctive need and desire to overcome odds such as disease, the original future human body/brain design “Primo Posthuman” is both a media design and a theoretical concept. Her “Primo Guide” gives a brief illustrated introduction.
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