Natasha Vita-More (Ph.D) is an American designer and artist. She is currently Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Humanity+. Since 2012, she has been a profesor at the University of Advancing Technology. She is also a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Vita-More’s practice is focused on life extension as a necessary human evolution. She has appeared in over twenty-four televised documentaries and is published in numerous academic, scientific, and design journals. She was described by the New York Times as “the first female transhumanist philosopher, also called an “early adapter of revolutionary changes” and a “role model for superlongevity” by Wired Magazine.
In 1983, Vita-More wrote the Transhuman Manifesto, which discussed the possibility for radical life extension in the future. In 1997 she created an artwork entitled Primo Posthuman, which depicted how a human may look in the future with technological enhancements such as color-changing skin. Her art has been exhibited at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Russia, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and the Telluride Film Festival. From 2002 to 2006, she was the president of the Extropy Institute. She has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Virginia Commonwealth, Aalto (Finland), and Polytechnic (Hong Kong) universities. She is co-editor and author of The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future, published by Wiley-Blackwell.