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Posted: September 8, 2009
New transhumanist magazine is going into print - digital edition is available now
(Nanowerk News) h+ magazine, a quarterly online periodical covering the news and obsessions of fans of radical technological change--a scene sometimes called "transhumanism"--is going into print with its fourth issue. The Fall 2009 edition arrives at newsstands at the end of September; the issue is available digitally now.
The Fall 2009 issue of this novel science and technology magazine features a transhumanist perspective on Dollhouse, as well as articles on the singularity, upgrading and uploading the human brain, the psychedelic transhumanists, "eyeborgian filmmaker" Rob Spense, an interview with nerdcore music star Jonathan Coulton, and much more. h+ features regular columns covering the obsessions of the transhumanist culture: artificial intelligence, longevity, biotechnology, body enhancement, neurotechnology, and nanotechnology. h+ is also the place to find continuing coverage of "the singularity"--the theory involving smarter-than-human artificial intelligences that has become a growing obsession among technophiles and is spreading out into popular culture.
Aside from its quarterly magazine, h+ posts fresh content daily on its website. A quick scan of the site finds articles that are currently on the magazine home page including Current TV cofounder Jason Silva advocating for immortalism; conspiracy theories related to the swine flu vaccine; a transhumanist role-playing game called "Eclipse Phase," coverage of the SpaceX independent space program and plans to build a "space elevator," a new pogo stick that can take people up to 9 feet high, and the plans for a transhumanist-themed film festival at Woodstock.
h+ is published by Better Humans LLC. Betterhumans is dedicated to discussing, celebrating, and creating new ideas for the future. Through the facilitation and aggregation of informative and provocative content as well as the creation and application of enabling communications technology, Betterhumans aims to get more people thinking about the future. They seek to inspire people into assuming a proactive and participatory role in the informed movement for positive human change.