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A quarterly review of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

Transfigurist Quarterly
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Keynote Speakers Announced
Annual conference welcomes Aubrey de Grey

Call for Papers: Annual Association Conference
Friday April 5, 2013 @ SLC!
Speakers will address the themes of Mormonism, Transhumanism and Transfigurism, with particular attention to topics at the intersection of technology, spirituality, science and religion.

Have you made plans to attend the Association’s annual conference? Dr. de Grey, substituting for Ben Goertzel, will present "Why it is a sin NOT to strive to develop medicine that eliminates aging" at the Association annual conference on 5 April 2013. He is a biomedical gerontologist based in Cambridge, UK and Mountain View, California, USA, and is the Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation, a California-based 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to combating the aging process. Other keynote speakers include:  Richard Bushman, author of Rough Stone Rolling, presenting: “From Humanity to Fulness the Mormon way”  Carl Teichrib, editor of Forcing Change, presenting: “A Christian Critique of Christian Transhumanism”  Dr. Peter Wicks, presenting “An Atheist Transhumanist Critique of Religious Transhumanism” The aim of this conference is to address the many issues and topics that lie at the intersection of technology and religion, their impacts on each other, and on society in general. These papers need not focus only on specifically Mormon religious issues. Papers should be approximately two to six pages in length. Authors will have 10 minutes to present

the intent of eventual publication in mind (full citations, references, footnotes, etc.). Authors whose papers are selected for publication will be given an editor to work with, to prepare their final paper for publication.

Papers should be approximately two to six pages in length. Authors of accepted papers will be given approximately 10 minutes to present the ideas in their papers at the conference. A selection of the best of those papers will subsequently be published in the conference proceedings, which will be made available online and potentially in print form. Therefore, papers should be written with

Please send submissions in RTF, PDF, or MS Word format to admin@transfigurism.org, by email attachment. Include author's full name, contact information, and title. Some funding is available to reimburse portions of travel for presenters. Please indicate interest in being considered for travel support in the submission email. First deadline for papers falls in January. Anticipate another excellent conference!

One-on-One
Finding An Agent That’s Right ForCannon interviewed with Nikola Danaylov, the host of On 17 December, 2012, Association President Lincoln You
Singularity 1 on 1. Nikola regularly interviews transhumanists about the “trends, news, issues and people related to the technological singularity.” In the worthwhile hour long interview, posted on www.singularityweblog.com, Lincoln explained the founding of the Association and described his views about the intersection of many religious and transhumanist ideas.

New Association Bloggers
           Bruce Nielson at "The Millennial Star" Christian Schumann-Curtis at "Blue Sky GIS" David Kelley at "The Pratoriate Foundation" Gabriel Rothblatt at "Terasemian" Gary Parker at "Transfigurist Art" Jonathan Cannon at "Monster Hunting Resources on Demand" Jordan Roberts at "Zion on my mind" Juan Lopez at "Renacimiento: cultura paleoconservadora, dentro de una perspectiva etica" Rob Lauer at "Reform Mormonism: Gospel Doctrine" Steve Keane at "Specialization is for Insects" Tatiana Boshenka at "The Tatiana"

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Association goes MeetUp
Association members meet in person once a month. Learn more at http:// transfigurism.meetup.com/

Association members & Rosetta@home 5432 Any Street West
Want to help save the world? Volunteer your computer! Townsville, State 54321

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Have you joined other Association members to help cure major diseases by running Rosetta@Home on your computer when you're not using it? Our team already ranks in the top 143 of over 10,000 teams in the world, and you can make a difference! What is Rosetta@Home? Rosetta@home is a small program that

runs on your computer to simulate the 3-dimentional structures of proteins, the building blocks of life as we know it. The effort hopes to better understand and fight diseases such as HIV, Malaria, Cancer and Alzheimer's. Want to get involved? Contact Association Director, Bryant Smith, at bryant.smith@transfigurism.org. The Association is now accepting journal articles for the first edition of the upcoming "Journal of Technology and Religious Studies." Send potential articles to james.carroll@transfigurism.org. A more detailed call for papers will be available shortly!

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