please subscribe me to THE TRANSHUMANIST

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Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 1999 5:49 AM
Subject: Introducing: THE TRANSHUMANIST

> Over the past few years, I have been daydreaming about starting a journal
> of ideas, such as 'Exquisite Corpse' or 'The Objectivist', a journal that
> focuses on the art and craft of the essay. I hear so many wonderful ideas
> expressed by you folks that never seem to make it to print. Well, it is
> time to make the daydream a reality!
> Please join me in inaugurating THE TRANSHUMANIST, a periodic journal of
> ideas for the transhumanist community and general readers alike. It will
> be disseminated in the form of an electronic newsletter, and can be easily
> downloaded for distribution in print form. Frequency of issues may be
> monthly, depending on submission rates. This journal will reach core
> transhumanists, as well those who have developed some interest in
> transhumanist topics but who are reluctant to subscribe to the listserves.
> Each issue of THE TRANSHUMANIST will be a short collection of essays, each
> of 4-20 paragraphs, that might:
> 1. relate transhumanist thought to a topic of current interest (such as
> the cloning of Dolly or the completion of the fruit fly genome)
> 2. comment on a current topic within the transhumanist networks, such as
> recent paper in 'The Journal of Transhumanism' or summarize a hot debate
> one of the lists
> 3. express a personal reflection on how transhumanism relates to your own
> life or work
> 4. introduce a new idea as a starting point for discussion
> 5. review a new book
> 6. anything else I haven't thought of above--queries are welcome!
> Standard disclaimer: The editor (at this point, me!) reserves discretion
> over the material printed within THE TRANSHUMANIST, as well as the right
> edit materials for grammar, spelling, and standard English useage. Works
> may be archived online or in print form at a later point in the future.
> authors wish to retain copyright over their works, please include a
> copyright statement.
> FIRST ISSUE DATE: projected for the end of August/beginning of September
> TO SUBSCRIBE: send me an email!
> So, dig through those hard drives and the dusty corners of your brain
> the interesting ideas always seem to land. If you have an idea and need
> help with editing, please don't hesitate to ask.
> Looking forward to hearing from everyone,
> Sincerely,
> Kathryn Aegis
> Director
> DC Transhumanists
> (website pending)