The 11th Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology will be held in Second Life on July 20, the anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon. I look forward to seeing you there! Please note that there is still room for speakers – please contact Lori (coordinates below) if you wish to give a talk. Speakers will be announced here in the next few days.
Each year on July 20th, Terasem conducts a workshop on the subject of geoethical nanotechnology. The purpose of the event is to provide the public with informed perspectives regarding geoethical nanotechnology via expert presentations, challenges and discussions. It also seeks to develop a set of geoethical guidelines that will provide a safe harbor within which curative nanotechnology can develop.
Like other events sponsored by Terasem, the Workshop is professionally organized by Terasem founder Martine Rothblatt and a team led by Loraine Rhodes.
*** Please note that there is still room for speakers – please contact Lori (coordinates below) if you wish to give a talk. Speakers will be announced here in the next few days.***
11th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology
Terasem Island Conference Center, Second Life
Monday, July 20, 2016
9am – 11am PDT / noon – 2pm EDT / 4pm – 6pm GMT (5pm – 7pm London, 6pm – 8pm Continental Europe)
*Conference times subject to change based on number of speakers*
Theme: The Geoethics of Nanotechnology in Biological or Mechanical Cell Repair
WHO: Interested Biologists, Physical Scientists, Nanotechnologists, Computing Scientists/ Professionals and Ethicists. Terasem defines Geoethics as the study of technology risk/benefit management across geographic spaces. Analogously, Bioethics is the study of technology risk/benefit management across corporeal spaces.
WHAT: This workshop is an exchange of scholarly views on geoethical nanotechnology and its uses in biological, mechanical or biomechanical cell repair.
WHERE: Terasem Island Conference Center in Second Life (http://secondlife.com, coordinates: 132.177.33), is an online virtual community. Upon presentation acceptance, we will be pleased to provide you with the necessary instruction to confidently/comfortably participate in the Terasem Island/Second Life virtual workshop. All workshop proceedings are open to the general, virtual public and are subsequently archived online for free public access.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 9am – 11am PDT / noon – 2pm EDT / 4pm – 6pm GMT (5pm – 7pm London, 6pm – 8pm Continental Europe); held on this day in honor of the 47th anniversary of the first lunar launch.
WHY: To develop an optimal range of geoethical nanotechnology, including the impact of its use on others, the accessibility of it to all and independent means of monitoring its compliance with widely agreed-upon norms.
HOW: Submit a title and 100-word abstract for a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation to Lori@TerasemCentral.org no later than July 12, 2016. Accepted presenters are notified by July15, 2016. Each presenter is allotted up to 20 minutes to make their PowerPoint presentation to the Workshop attendees as well as to the general, virtual Second Life public. Up to a 20-minute discussion period follows each presentation. Selected papers will be published in the Workshop’s online archive.
Submissions & Further Information:
Contact: Terasem Movement, Inc.
ATTN: Lori Rhodes
201 Oak Street
Melbourne Beach, Florida 32951
Phone: 321-676-3690 / Fax: 321-676-3691