Lincoln Cannon to Present at Theologians Testing Transhumanism

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Lincoln Cannon will present on Mormon Transhumanism at Theologians Testing Transhumanism in Berkeley, California, on Wednesday 7 December 2016 at 6pm Pacific. Lincoln is a board member, founder, and former president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. He will present live remotely via Skype in the Donner Lab Auditorium at UC Berkeley. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Theologians Testing Transhumanism strives to respond to the need for critical inter-disciplinary ecumenical exchange. This mission has continued and expanded and has engaged in topics such as the dialogue between religion and contemporary science behind transhumanism. The group affords a rare opportunity for theologians and scholars from various disciplines to have a sustained, critical conversation among diverse worldviews and theological perspectives. The group exists to galvanize interdisciplinary theological research and dialogue by engaging the transhumanist movement, evolving theological enterprise in creative critical interaction as it encounters the always newly emerging crises of our scientific, technological, and social world.

More information is available at the Theologians Testing Transhumanism website:

http://theologyandtranshumanism.weebly.com/upcoming-meeting.html

Blaire Ostler Appointed to CEO of the Mormon Transhumanist Association





The Mormon Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce Blaire Ostler has been appointed to serve as Chief Executive Officer by Christopher Bradford, President of the association. She was unanimously approved by the board of directors.

Christopher Bradford, board member and President of the Association, said, “I'm very pleased to have Blaire serving as the CEO of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. Blaire has brought a strong voice to the leadership of the association in her role as a member of the Board of Directors and has a great vision for the development of the MTA. Blaire is passionate and compassionate and I'm confident her leadership will be a great benefit to the Association. I look forward to working even more closely with her.”


Carl Youngblood, board member and Vice President of the Association, comments, "The MTA is fortunate to have such a capable and compassionate person at the helm. I'm grateful for Blaire's willingness to serve and look forward to our future under her leadership."

Lincoln Cannon, board member and former president of the Association, said, "I'm excited about and fully support the appointment of Blaire Ostler as CEO of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. She brings an effective work ethic and contagious enthusiasm to the role. To me, she exemplifies commitment to the transhumanist values of morphological freedom and cognitive liberty. And her love for Mormonism, both as a religion and a people, has often inspired me. The Association is honored that Blaire accepted this appointment."

The Association congratulates Blaire, and thanks her for her willingness to contribute her time and talents to the success of the Association. Below is additional information about her. 

Blaire Ostler is one of the leading voices on the intersections of Mormonism, feminism, and transhumanism. She advocates for enhancements to the human body, increase cognitive function, bodily autonomy, radical reconciliation, and the religious drive to accomplish these ambitious objectives. She presents and writes on many forums, and speaks at conferences promoting Mormon Transhumanist ideals.

She considers herself to be radically Mormon with ancestral heritage dating back to Mormonism’s origins. She says, “Mormonism is in my DNA. My existence is the product of nine generations of robust Mormon feminists, and medical professionals and experts. I was born a Mormon Transhumanist.”


Blaire holds a BFA in Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology-Seattle. She is pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in philosophy with an emphasis in gender studies. She is passionate about esthetics, religion, human sexuality, queer theory, social philosophy, and art. She and husband Drew reside in Utah with their three children.

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