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About Andy Miah

My research is informed by an interest in applied philosophy, technology, and culture and I write broadly about emerging technological cultures, particularly the development of human enhancement technologies. This includes the implications of pervasive wireless connectivity and the convergence of technological systems and the modification of biological matter through nanotechnology and gene transfer. Many of these studies are increasingly transdisciplinary and being characterised as NBIC (nano-bio-info-cognitive) inquiries.
My work draws from literature in a range of areas, including law, philosophy, art&design, cultural studies, sociology and a range of sciences. Within my files, I try to keep abreast of around 200 academic journals. To some extent, I have endeavoured to publish in each of these areas, though I do not consider myself a specialist in all of them. Nevertheless, I have given lectures for lawyers, scientists, artists, sociologists and philosophers, among others.
I have published over 80, solo-authored academic articles in refereed journals, books, e-zines, and national media press on the subjects of cyberculture, medicine, technology, and the Olympics. Recent publications include the Public Understanding of Science, Journal of Medical Ethics, CTHEORY, Culture Machine and Research in Philosophy, Technology. I have also written for leading newspapers, including The Observer, Le Monde, the Times Higher Education Supplement.
I have refereed book proposals for Routledge, Polity, Wiley and journal articles for Bioethics, Cultural Politics, Theory, Culture Society, Research in Philosophy and Technology. I am Associate Editor for the BEP journal Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology, and I am an Editorial Board Member for 'Genomics, Society & Policy and Health Care Analysis (Springer) . I have also refereed submissions for the AHRC and The Wellcome Trust.
My major publications are 'Genetically Modified Athletes' (Routledge, 2004) and 'The Medicalization of Cyberspace' (Routledge, 2008) and another titled 'CyberSport: Digital Games, Ethics & Cultures' (The MIT Press, 2009).
I am frequently invited to speak about the implications of new technologies for humanity (the individual) and society (the collective), particularly ethical issues, biopolitics and public engagement. I am also involved with various projects that stud various non-sporting aspects of the Olympic movement and have been working in this area for 10 years. I have undertaken primary data collection at the lst 4 Olympic Games. The next phases of this research takesme to Beijing for the 2008 Olympics. In relation to this work, I am also co-editor of the online, academic serial 'Culture at the Olympics'.
I am a member of various academic associations and working groups, including the Royal Institution of Great Britian, Yale University Bioethics working group, the Society of Applied Philosophy, the British Society for Ethical Theory, the International Association of Bioethics, and the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association, the Society for Social Studies of Science.

Positions

Present Fellow in Envisioning the Future, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
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Present Reader in New Media & Bioethics, University of the West of Scotland
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