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Natasha Vita-More

Humanist and Transhumanist

Natasha Vita-More is a faculty member in design, media arts, and theory at the University of Advancing Technology. 

She holds a PhD in Media Art and Design from the Planetary Collegium at the University of Plymouth; MPhil, University of Plymouth, Faculty of Technology, School of Communications, Computers and Electronics; MSc, University of Houston, Future Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities; BFA, University of Memphis, Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking; was filmmaker-in-residence, University of Colorado; and holds Certificates in Nutrition and Sports Training, American Muscle & Fitness Association. 

Vita-More’s research concerns the design aesthetics of human enhancement and radical life extension, with a focus on sciences and technologies of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive and neuro sciences (NBIC). Her conceptual future human design “Primo Posthuman” has been featured in WiredHarper’s BazaarMarie ClaireThe New York TimesU.S. News & World ReportNet BusinessTeleopolis, and Village Voice. She has appeared in over twenty-four televised documentaries on the future and culture, and has exhibited media artworks at National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Brooks Memorial Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Women In Video, Telluride Film Festival, and United States Film Festival and recently “Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age”. Vita-More has been the recipient of several awards: First Place Award at Brooks Memorial Museum, Special Recognition at Women in Video, and Best Graduate Student Project of 2005 for her “Futures Podcast Series: at the University of Houston, Future Studies program.