Blaire Ostler, Dorothy Deasy, and Lincoln Cannon Elected to Mormon Transhumanist Association Board of Directors

The Mormon Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 director election. Each year, terms expire for three of the nine seats on the board of directors. This year, the seats occupied by Dorothy Deasy, James Carroll, and Lincoln Cannon expired. The Association thanks Dorothy, James, and Lincoln for the leadership and service they've provided. Voting members of the Association have elected the following three persons to serve as directors for the 2015 to 2018 term:

Blaire Ostler
Dorothy Deasy
Lincoln Cannon

The Association congratulates Blaire, Dorothy, and Lincoln, and thanks them for their willingness to contribute. Below is additional information about these directors. Information about all directors and officers of the association is available here:

Blaire Ostler

Blaire Ostler is a designer and artist. She graduated from the Academy of Design and Technology, Seattle, with a BFA in Design. She specializes in abstract modern art. Her paintings can be seen throughout residences and businesses in Seattle. She and husband Drew have three children whom Blaire currently homeschools. She is passionate about esthetics, design, art, spirituality, photography, gender equality, animal ethics, and early childhood education.

Dorothy Deasy

Dorothy Deasy is a freelance design researcher specializing in strategic qualitative projects for new product development and branding. A Christian Existentialist and a Methodist, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Masters of Applied Theology. She is developing a Spiritual Direction practice, with an emphasis on theology for a transhuman age. Dorothy is an occasional contributor for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

Lincoln Cannon

Lincoln Cannon is a technologist and philosopher. He has over seventeen years of professional experience in information technology, including leadership roles in software engineering and marketing technology. Lincoln is a leading advocate of technological evolution and postsecular religion, and holds degrees in business administration and philosophy. He is married with Dorothée Vankrieckenge, a French national, and they have three bilingual children.

Lincoln Cannon Interviewed by View from the Bunker

Lincoln Cannon, president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, was interviewed by Derek Bunker on the View from the Bunker podcast, which discusses topics of interest to conservative Christians. The interview covers the intersection of religious faith and transhumanism, the common aspirations and parallels between Mormonism and transhumanism, and religious arguments for transhumanism.

Listen to "Faith and Transhumanism" interview of Lincoln Cannon at View from the Bunker

Recordings of 2015 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

Recordings of the 2015 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association are now available on the Transfigurism YouTube channel. The conference was held on Friday 3 April 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Salt Lake City Public Library. Speakers and artists presented on the themes of Mormonism, Transhumanism and Transfigurism, with particular attention to topics at the intersection of technology, spirituality, science and religion.

Playlist of recordings for 2015 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

Transfigurism YouTube Channel