“Andy Miah is the Renaissance man of the enhancement enlightenment”Kristi Scott, H+ Magazine
“Andy Miah is no ordinary academic. Part futurologist, part philosopher, his work on the science of sport grew to encompass bioethics, medical law and now covers all aspects of the way technology impacts on human beings” The Scotsman
For a full list of Publications, Presentations, Esteem Roles, please visit my website http://www.andymiah.net
I am Chair in Science Communication & Future Media at the University of Salford and all of my research engages with the aesthetic, ethical, cultural and policy issues arising from emerging technology. Among my leadership roles institutionally are advisory memberships and committee presence on: Industry Collaboration Zones, Athena SWAN, REF Impact, Science Communication, and the Emerging Technologies Group.
I have spent considerable time researching the Internet along with human enhancement technologies. I have been involved with numerous international projects in these areas, notably a European Parliament Science and Technology Options Assessment in Human Enhancement (2009); a United Kingdom Select Committee Inquiry into Human Enhancement Technologies in Sport (2007); a European Commission inquiry into Digital Futures (2012), a NBIC European Commission inquiry (2012) and numerous projects based at The Hastings Center, New York. I am currently part of the Scottish Government Ministerial Advisory Group for Digital Participation, which oversees the implementation of Scotland’s Digital Charter.
I have an Honours degree in Science, a PhD in Bioethics and a Master Degree in Law. Within these degrees I also studied sociology, cultural studies, history of medicine, philosophy of technology and media theory. As a result of this exposure, my research expertise is best indicated by the category weighting of the posts in this website and broadly encompasses an interest in the implications of technological and scientific discoveries for humanity.
There are two principal categories of ideas that inform my work: biology and computing. Areas that I’ve focused on recently include studying the implications of pervasive wireless connectivity, the convergence of scientific technological systems and the modification of biological matter through nanotechnology and gene transfer. Many of these studies are transdisciplinary and characterised as NBIC (nano-bio-info-cognitive) studies. Recent work has particularly examined the role of art and design in an era of biotechnology, often described as bioart or transgenic art or bioart.