Nano Cult ures on speculation, bioethics & paranoia www.andymiah.net rca 02/2008
Nano Cult ures the of nano
 
Nano Cult ures on speculation, bioethics & paranoia
Nano Cult ures on speculation, bioethics & paranoia
 
Nano Cult ures on speculation, bioethics & paranoia
on speculation, bioethics & paranoia
on speculation
 
“ Our imagination seems to be our only limit, as scientists and other experts predict such innovations as toxin-eating nan...
bioethics NanoBio-RAISE (2006-8)
novel ethical and cultural issues convergence of sciences Non-medical/cosmetic - human enhancement Functional foods Remote...
Ethics of public engagement ethics of nano research (experimental vs therapeutic) Regulation of industry “ popular culture...
paranoia “ commentators urge that time is running out to contemplate the implications of nano” (Baber, 2004)
“ Governing the arena of nanotechnology will only be more challenging if the release of a Hollywood blockbuster heighten...
it is always possible that we will not establish controls. Or that someone will manage to create artificial, self-reproduc...
brain chips synthetic biology alternative energy source remote health monitoring eating disorder treatment grey goo artifi...
Screenshot from: The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Image credit: stelarc
“ a new technology stabilizes when the ideas of various interest groups coalesce around a particular design.” Pinch TJ, Bi...
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NanoCultures: On Speculation, Bioethics and Paranoia (2008)

Guest lecture for the Royal College of Art, Design Interactions Master Degree, 2008
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Nano Cult ures on speculation, bioethics & paranoia www.andymiah.net rca 02/2008
  • 2. Nano Cult ures the of nano
  • 4. Nano Cult ures on speculation, bioethics & paranoia
  • 5. Nano Cult ures on speculation, bioethics & paranoia
  • 7. Nano Cult ures on speculation, bioethics & paranoia
  • 8. on speculation, bioethics & paranoia
  • 9. on speculation
  • 11. “ Our imagination seems to be our only limit, as scientists and other experts predict such innovations as toxin-eating nanobots, exoskeletons that enable us to leap walls in a single bound, affordable space travel for everyone, nanofactories that can make anything we want, and even near immortality.” (Lin & Allhoff, 2007) What is our role in this collaborative speculation? Must we be ethically responsible in this endeavour? Whose visions are enabled to reach us? Which determinisms do we critique/accept?
  • 12. bioethics NanoBio-RAISE (2006-8)
  • 13. novel ethical and cultural issues convergence of sciences Non-medical/cosmetic - human enhancement Functional foods Remote health monitoring (Manuel Castells, 2000, The Rise of the Network Society, p.72) “ Technological convergence increasingly extends to growing interdependence between the biological and micro-electronics revolutions, both materially and methodologically…Nanotechnology may allow sending tiny microprocessors into the systems of living organisms, including humans
  • 14. Ethics of public engagement ethics of nano research (experimental vs therapeutic) Regulation of industry “ popular culture exploits scientific dialogue to shape societal acceptance of emerging technology” Bowman et al. (2007). "Are We Really the Prey? Nanotechnology as Science and Science Fiction " Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society 27(6): 435-445. UPSTREAM
  • 15. paranoia “ commentators urge that time is running out to contemplate the implications of nano” (Baber, 2004)
  • 16. “ Governing the arena of nanotechnology will only be more challenging if the release of a Hollywood blockbuster heightens public interest and community paranoia.” Bowman, et al. (2007). "Are We Really the Prey? Nanotechnology as Science and Science Fiction " Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society 27(6): 435-445.
  • 17. it is always possible that we will not establish controls. Or that someone will manage to create artificial, self-reproducing organisms far sooner than anyone expected. If so, it is difficult to anticipate what the consequences might be. (Crichton, 2002, Prey , p. xi) “ When technology bites back” Edward Tenner
  • 18. brain chips synthetic biology alternative energy source remote health monitoring eating disorder treatment grey goo artificial life bio-weapons green goo self-replicating nano-bots tissue engineering drug delivery biosensors surface properties of implants biological scaffold
  • 19. Screenshot from: The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • 20. Image credit: stelarc
  • 21. “ a new technology stabilizes when the ideas of various interest groups coalesce around a particular design.” Pinch TJ, Bijker W (1987) The social construction of facts and artifacts. In: Bijker W, Hughes TP, Pinch TJ (eds) The social construction of technological systems. MIT, Cambridge, MA, pp 17–50

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