Brian’s Biopolitics Talk Online

The talk EP co-creator Brian Cross gave at last year's Biopolitics of Popular Culture seminar is now online in MP3 format. The topic of his presentation was "Talking Transhumanism at the Table: Designing Games for Non-transhumanist Audiences." Here's a summary:

In creating, publishing, and promoting Eclipse Phase we wanted to makea product that made an deliberate effort to engage with explicitlytranshumanist and political themes but would deal with these issues in a way that complete novices to them would be able to grok. I’ll discuss some of the issues that we encountered in making a game with an agenda, how we tried to make complicated transhuman and ethical issues interesting to play with, and some of the complications that have arisen since the game was published.

The slides from the talk can also be found in PDF format here.