Natasha Vita-More

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Natasha Vita-More
Natasha Vita-More.jpg
Natasha Vita-More in 2010
Born 1950 (1950)[1]
Occupation Artist, designer, author

Natasha Vita-More (born Nancie Clark[1]) is an American designer and artist.

She is currently Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Humanity+.[2] Since 2012, she has been an instructor[3] at the for-profit[4] University of Advancing Technology. She is also a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.[5]

She was described by the New York Times as "the first female transhumanist philosopher".[6]

Personal life[edit]

Vita-More was born in Eastchester, New York. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona[7] and is married to transhumanist Max More.[1]

Education[edit]

Vita-More received a PhD in Media Art and Design from the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom.[8] Her PhD thesis focused on human enhancement and radical life extension.[9] 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.[8]

Work[edit]

In 1983, Vita-More wrote the Transhuman Manifesto, which discussed the possibility for radical life extension in the future.[10] In 1997 she created an artwork entitled Primo Posthuman, which depicted how a human may look in the future with technological enhancements such as color-changing skin.[11] Her art has been exhibited at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Russia, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art,[12] and the Telluride Film Festival.[13]

From 2002 to 2006, she was the president of the Extropy Institute.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c LA Weekly Cover Story
  2. ^ Humanity+ » Management
  3. ^ Campus Information
  4. ^ Study in The University of Advancing Technology USA | College in USA | Edwise International
  5. ^ Natasha Vita-More
  6. ^ Wilson, Cintra (21 October 2007). "Droid Rage". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  7. ^ http://www.natasha.cc/cv.pdf
  8. ^ a b "CV" (PDF). Natasha Vita-More. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  9. ^ http://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk:8080/pearl_xmlui/handle/10026.1/1182
  10. ^ Boran, Marie. "In a future brave new world will it be possible to live forever?". The Irish Times. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  11. ^ "The Posthuman Future". WNYC. New York Public Radio. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "Memphis Brooks Museum". Brooksmuseum.org. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  13. ^ "Telluride Film Festival". Telluride Film Festival. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  14. ^ Extropy Institute Resources

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