Media 2010

January  

Nick Bostrom, 103.2 Dublin City FM (radio), interviewed about human enhancement

Douglas, T., (2010), 'Promise and Pitfalls of a Superhuman Future'. The Australian (8 January)

February

Julian Savulescu was interviewed on ‘Banning Performance-Enhancing Drugs Neither Ensures Fair Play Nor Protects Athletes’ Health,’ The Vancouver Sun, which reported on his research on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport

Anders Sandberg, interviewed in The Times on cognition enhancement drugs, 'Bring 'smart drugs' out of the closet, experts urge Government' http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article7043300.ece 

Anders Sandberg talked with Edward Chipperfield, journalist for Focus (BBC’s science and technology magazine) on human enhancement, in particular advanced prosthetics

Anders Sandberg was interviewed by Maria Petterson for City Helsinki on cognition enhancement, printed in the 19.2-4.3 issue as Aivo-Doping (8 February)http://www.city.fi/artikkeli/Aivodoping/3355/  

Anders Sandberg participated as a source for the Science [So what? So everything] campaign (funded by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills) about the “chemicals of love”, the science of smell and emotion

Anders Sandberg, “The future and you,” radio interview by Stephen Euin Cobb on transhumanism, robot ethics and enhancement
www.thefutureandyou.com

Nick Bostrom, Intelligence in Lifestyle, IL Sole 24 Ore (Italian monthly magazine), interviewed about research on human enhancement and global catastrophic risks

Nick Bostrom, Business Voice (The CBI magazine), interviewed about the future of human enhancement technologies, especially the social and business impacts of biomedical enhancements

March

Guy Kahane was interviewed for ‘The Moral Code’ on BBC4

Julian Savulescu took part in 'Minds of our own?' BBC Radio 4 edition of 'Analysis' presented by Kenan Malik, on neurosicence - what are we learning about the way the brain works, and what might be the consequences, and uses, for such developments? Privacy implications of brain-scanning, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rb1xt

Anders Sandberg contributed graphics to cover of Journal of Physiology Paris (vol 104, issue 1-2, Jan/March 2010), composed by Thierry Bal

Anders Sandberg was interviewed by Steve Boggan for the Daily Mail on cognition enhancement drugs (“Illegal 'smart drugs' bought online by teenagers before exams could have catastrophic effect on their health”) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1256481/Illegal-smart-drugs-bought-online-teenagers-exams-catastrophic-effect-health.html

Anders Sandberg, Radio interview for BBC Oxford on cognition enhancement

Anders Sandberg was interviewed in Oxford Student  by Tendai Musakawa on cognition enhancement (“Uni scientist advocates ‘smart drugs’ for students”)http://www.oxfordstudent.com/?x=news&z=328

Anders Sandberg, 'To survive one’s profession,' debate article in Kvällsposten, ”Att överleva sitt yrke” (”To survive one's profession”) on how demographics and life extension affects employment, http://kvp.expressen.se/ledare/1.1913516/debatt-att-overleva-sitt-yrke

Anders Sandberg, online interview on memory editing by Katrina Megget for ChemistryWorld Magazine

Anders Sandberg, Forum - BBC World, radio discussion with Irina Nakhova and John Kay

Anders Sandberg, BBC Radio 4, BBC Oxford, BBC World Newshour, radio interviews on memory editing

Anders Sandberg, Burgess, N. and Holmes, E., Rewiring the Mind. Debate on memory editing, Wellcome Collection, London

April

Anders Sandberg was interviewed by Sarah Broadbin (BBC) about cognition enhancement

Anders Sandberg was interviewed by Miriam Rayman for Wired Magazine US on the future of food, drink, and community 

Julian Savulescu was in a cover feature article in Summer 2009/2010 issue of Praxis, Monash University alumni magazine, celebrating Savulescu as an international leader in the field of bioethics

Julian Savulescu was interviewed for Business Voice, about social and business impacts of biomedical enhancements

Nick Bostrom, Time Magazine, interviewed about cognition, enhancement and brain exercises. www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1983306,00.html  

May

Tom Douglas was cited by Katie Cassidy, ‘Scientists Create Synthetic Life in Lab’, Sky News, 20 May

Tom Douglas and Julian Savulescu were interviewed on ‘The Creation of Artificial Life’, for ABC Unleashed magazine, 21 May, following media coverage of Craig Venter's creation of synthetic life

Tom Douglas gave a Television Segment on the creation of bacteria with a synthetic genome, Sky News 20 & 21 May

Tom Douglas gave live radio interviews on the creation of bacteria with a synthetic genome, ‘Lunchtime on Four’, 4fm (Ireland), and Headlines Today India, 21 May

Julian Savulescu was  interviewed on BBC Radio Wales News, early morning news programme, commenting on the announcement of the development by Craig Venter of the first cell to be controlled by a synthetic genome

Julian Savulescu took part in a Romanian website interview on Craig Venter's 'artificial life' http://www.hotnews.ro/stiri-esential-7516983-profesorul-julian-savulescu-niciodata-istoria-lor-oamenii-nu-avut-astfel-putere.htm

Julian Savulescu was a guest on ‘To The Point’, popular U.S. syndicated current affairs radio programme, discussing with a panel of experts recent developments in synthetic biology

Julian Savulescu was interviewed on Radio FM Dublin, discussing synthetic biology development

Julian Savulescu was interviewed by Radio Romania for a news programme featuring synthetic biology development

Julian Savulescu interviewed on ‘The Rutherford Show’, Canadian CNN affiliate live news and talk radio programme, discussing the ethical ramifications of the development of the first synthetic cell

Julian Savulescu gave a live video interview for CNN International news channel discussing the synthetic biology development

 Julian Savulescu was interviewed on Radio 4 ‘PM with Eddie Maher’ show, commenting on synthetic biology development

Julian Savulescu was interviewed on BBC World TV discussing the new synthetic biology development

Julian Savulescu was interviewed on a BBC Oxford radio news show about synthetic biology development

Anders Sandberg spoke at Google Corporation about his work on whole brain emulation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRB6Qzx9oXs&feature=player_embedded  

Anders Sandberg was interviewed by Remi Sussan for internetactu

Anders Sandberg was interviewed with Francis Fukuyama for Aarhus University TV

Nick Bostrom, Newton Magazine (Italian science magazine), interviewed about anti-aging medicine, human enhancement, and uploading

Nick Bostrom, Philosophy Now, asked about the ethics of enhancement

Nick Bostrom, de Volkskrant Newspaper (Amsterdam), interviewed about human enhancement

Nick Bostrom, Luke Mason Documentary: Compassion, Our Greatest Flaw? An Exploration into What It Means to Be Human in the Post-Modern Age. Interviewed about the evolution of humanity and human consciousness

 

June

Anders Sandberg took part in a phone interview with the BBC about brain emulation 

Anders Sandberg was interviewed with Dominique Lestel on posthumanity and postanimality

Nick Bostrom, The Wellcome Trust, interviewed for a documentary about the future impacts of ageing research and themes of ageing and longevity

Nick Bostrom, I, Science Magazine (Imperial College, London), interviewed about ethical concerns for implantable technology and human enhancement

Julian Savulescu led the University of Oxford Online Debate proposing the motion: Performance enhancing drugs should be allowed in sport: raise the bar or draw the line?’ Published Opening Statement (14 June), Update 1 (17 June), Update 2 (24 June) and Closing Statement (1 July). The debate proved very popular and the public posted comments throughout the debate which closed with a public vote (5-9 July). www.ox.ac.uk/debates  

Julian Savulescu was interviewed on ‘Radio Planet – The World We Will Live In’, Radio Romania, about artificial life and other research interests

July

Julian Savulescu and Tom Douglas were cited in the International Business Times, Brisbane Times and Sydney Morning Herald regarding a survey in which the majority of Australians supported access to late term abortion, http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/32703/20100705/majority-australians-support-access-late-abortion.htm, http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-national/abortion-law-reform-needed-greens-say-20100705-zx5m.html, http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/abortion-laws-dont-reflect-public-opinion-20100705-zx11.html       

Julian Savulescu was a guest on Talk Radio Europe ‘Maurice Boland: The Mid Morning Show’ discussing a new genetic test which can give individuals their odds of reaching the age of 100

Julian Savulescu was interviewed on ‘Newshour’, high-profile BBC World Service radio programme, concerning drugs in sport, with a focus on cycling

Julian Savulescu appeared on ‘Forum’, renowned BBC World Service radio programme. Special recording at the Science Museum, London as part of its ‘Late’ series, discussing how our identity is shaped by genetics and moral imperatives to enhance

Julian Savulescu was interviewed for and extensively quoted in ‘Welcome to the New Ice Age’, Weekend Australian

Anders Sandberg was interviewed for Radio Bar-Kulan, Kenya, on collective intelligence

Anders Sandberg was interviewed for Euronews on transhumanism and collective intelligence

Anders Sandberg was interviewed for Radio Grenouille on social media and collective intelligence

Barbara Sahakian participated as a pannelist at the Royal Society event 'A Perfect Mind,' chaired by Mark Lythgoe (neuroscientist and Director of the University College London Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging)

August

Nick Bostrom, BBC Horizon, interviewed for documentary about the nature of reality and Bostrom’s computer simulation theory 

Nick Bostrom, Focus Magazine (Italian monthly magazine), issue 214, interviewed as one among 12 individuals considered by the magazine to be among “the world’s most brilliant interdisciplinary thinkers”

Nick Bostrom, BBC Horizon, interviewed for documentary about the future of medicine, specifically new transplant technologies, artificial and cloned organs, and neuroprosthetics

Julian Savulescu was included in ‘Change Makers: Meet eight Innovators, Inspirers and Thinkers who want to shape a different world’, AFR BOSS magazine on leadership and management published in the Australian Financial Review, as one of the eight individuals highlighted

Julian Savulescu was interviewed by Richard Dawkins for BBC Radio 4 ‘The Age of the Genome’, very high-profile three part series presented by Dawkins about the science of genomes and resulting ethical issues http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ssmcp

September

Julian Savulescu was interviewed on ‘One Plus One’, a highly-respected national ABC television news show, by programme host Jane Hutcheon 

October

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December