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Humanity+ and Parsons The New School for Design

Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 5:00 PM (EDT)


Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Sponsors Ended $250.00 $13.49
Humanity+ @ Parsons : NYC — Special Offer! Ended $125.00 $7.24
Faculty (ID required) Ended $40.00 $2.99
Students (ID required) Ended $25.00 $2.24


Event Details



Transhumanism Meets Design on May 14-15, 2011, as futurists, cyberneticists, life extensionists, singularity advocates, AI/AGI and robotics experts, human enhancement specialists, inventors, ethicists, philosophers, and theorists converge on New York City to meet with the creativity, rigorous scholarship, and high-end innovation in design thinking today.

Humanity+ and Parsons The New School for Design are proud to present this two-day conference featuring lectures and panel discussions exploring themes of emerging technology, transdisciplinary design, culture and media theory, and biotechnology.

Speakers include:

  • Howard Bloom, author of Global Brain
  • Vivian Rosenthal, cofounder of Tronic Studio
  • Ben Goertzel, AGI researcher
  • Natasha Vita-More, artist and theorist
  • Max More, strategic philosopher
  • Anders Sandberg, neuroscientist

Topics include:


  • Architecture and the Future
  • Neuroculture and the Transhuman
  • Fashion and Human Futures
  • Cities, Systems, Infrastructures
  • Legal Scapes of IP Bodies and Trademark Identities
  • Mind Scapes of the Transhuman: AGI / Uploads
  • Human Enhancement
  • agentCODE, Hacking
  • Communicating with the Alien: xenobio
  • Global computation: the GeoTechnoScape

Join us in New York as we explore how society can establish innovative thinking through design to harness this adventurous ride into the future where “Transhumanism Meets Design”!

Conference co-chaired by Ed Keller, Associate Dean, Parsons the New School for Design, and
Natasha Vita-More, Vice Chair, Humanity+.

For more information, including speaker bios and event details, please visit the conference website at or download our press release.

Tickets for Humanity+ @ Parsons : NYC are being offered at a special low rate of $125.00. Attendees wishing to contribute to the production of the conference are invited to purchase a sponsor-level ticket at $250.00. Student and faculty tickets are also available at significant discounts—please note that proof of identification confirming student or faculty status will be required at the event for admission at the discounted rate.


Have questions about TRANSHUMANISM MEETS DESIGN? Contact Humanity+ and Parsons The New School for Design

When & Where

Parsons The New School For Design
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 2nd floor
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Humanity+ and Parsons The New School for Design

Humanity+ is the world's leading nonprofit for the ethical use of technology to extend human capabilities.

Parsons The New School For Design is a pioneer in art and design education since its founding in 1896, Parsons has cultivated outstanding artists, designers, scholars, businesspeople, and community leaders for more than a century.

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