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Alexander Thomas

PhD Candidate, University of East London

Alex is a Phd candidate at the University of East London. His research focuses on the ethics of transhumanism in the era of advanced capitalism. Transhumanism is the idea of human enhancement using the converging NBIC suite of technologies (nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science).

Alex's research asks whether the profound changes that such technologies may bring about are best served by being brought into being in the context of advanced capitalism. It raises questions about the logics of our current social dynamics their potential implications. At the heart of such matters are deep questions about what it means to be human when cybernetic and biotechnological developments undermine such a notion.

Alex works as a lecturer in Media Production at the University of East London and was previously a Senior Lecturer in the Language Centre at UEL. He is also a multi-award winning film director and screenwriter.

BA Hons 1st Class – English Literature and Philosophy, University of Wales, Cardiff
M.Litt. Distinction – Creative Writing, University of St Andrews
M.A. Distinction – Directing for Television and Film, University of Westminster


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    PhD Candidate, University of East London