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Addiction, a technology mediating China and Europe

I was invited to publish this essay for Technosphere Magazine‘s dossier on “substances.” This is a publication from the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Germany’s national centre for the presentation and discussion of international contemporary arts.

What Is this Craft Called ‘Friendship’?

I was commissioned to write this essay for the Swiss national exhibition at the 2018 London Design Biennale.

This essay served as the basis for a discussion at the Centre Culturel Suisse–Paris with Rebekka Kiesewetter, members of the continent. editorial collective, and Ethel Baraona Pohl et César Reyes Nájera (dpr-Barcelona).

Brain-related writings

Neuroethics Questions to Guide Ethical Research in the International Brain Initiatives

As part of the Global Neuroethics Summit Delegates writing team, to prioritize and advance to the foreground a list of neuroethics questions for neuroscientists operating in the context of the seven active or in-development national-level brain research initiatives.

Human Head Transplants Are about to Happen in China: Where Are the Bodies Coming From?

Karen Rommelfanger and I were invited to write about cultural difference and technological development for Newsweek.

The Rubicon Already Crossed

Karen Rommelfanger and I wrote an introductory note for a special issue of the American Journal of Bioethics–Neuroscience on Sergio Canavero’s anticipated human head transplant surgery in China.

Arts-related writings

Irony and Loss: an interview with Ian Bogost

I sat down with media theorist and award-winning game designer to discuss how we understand fun, and its misunderstood and much maligned cousin, boredom.

A Warm and Open Sit-down with Marina Abamović

Burnaway asked me to interview Marina Abramović when she came to SCAD-Atlanta.

Absence as Catalyst for Social Change—William Cordova at Saltworks Gallery

I periodically write reviews of art exhibitions.

For the New Centre’s collaboration with e-flux journal for the 56th Venice Biennale I wrote a brief response to Ernesto Oroza and Gean Moreno, about loving a city.

Paul Boshears, PhD