via Turbulence.org's Networked_Performance:
Human Futures: Art in an Age of Uncertainty
[...] This innovative book (edited by Andy Miah), stimulated by material from FACT's Human Futures programme and informed by inquiries into the future of humanity, combines scholarly essays, images from leading artists and designers, interviews, design products, artistic artefacts, and creative writing. Together, these works present contributions from key thinkers, authors and artists, whose work actively interrogates the expectations and actualities of human futures as they emerge within the social sphere.
Human Futures portrays how the visual and textual culture of technological innovation is made and remade through bioculturally diverse forms of consumption. Issues addressed in the book include; the convergence of the NBIC (nano-, bio-, info-, cogno-) sciences; the ethics and aesthetics of human enhancement; the future of biological migration and transgressions; the emergence of systems and synthetic biology; the prospect of emotional and networked intelligence and ecosystem responsibility. [...]
Contributers: George J. Annas, David Bennett, Russell Blackford, Heather Bradshaw, Nigel Cameron, Oron Catts, Catullus, Duncan Dallas, Anthony Dunne, etoy.CORPORATION, Steve Fuller, Jane Grant, Richard A. L. Jones, Sandra Kemp, Norman M. Klein John Matthias, Ruud Ter Meulen, Pramod K. Nayar, Marilène Oliver, Kate O'Riordan, Simone Osthoff, Fiona Raby, Nick Ryan, Mike Stubbs, Laura Sillars, Nicola Triscott, Ann Whitehurst, Jennifer Willet, Gregor Wolbring.
Artist contributors: AL and AL, Zane Berzina, Michael Burton, Robbie Cooper, Revital Cohen, Maywa Denki, Cathrine Kramer, Isabelle Dinoire, Dianne Harris, Catherine Ikam, Eduardo Kac, Daniel Lee, Miltos Manetas, Yann Marussich, Michael Najjar, Klaus Obermaier, Kira O'reilly, Orlan, Osirix, Patricia Piccinini, Pipilotti Rist, Tomas Saraceno, Gary Schneider, Stelarc, Jun Takita, Paul Thomas, Claudia X. Valdes.
Andy Miah is Reader in New Media and Bioethics at the School of Media, Language and Music, University of the West of Scotland.