My interests and activities are broad, but all revolve around the theme of making the world (universe(s)?) a better place. I conduct research that combines science, engineering, and ethics to assess what, given present circumstances and particular ethical frameworks, might be the best thing(s) for us to be doing. I also help organize academic and professional communities to advance work on these topics.
I am Co-Founder (with Tony Barrett) and Executive Director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, a Research Scientst at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science, Co-Founder and Co-Lead of the Osomocene Productions video production company, and an Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. I recently completed a PhD in Pennsylvania State University's Geography Department and a post-doctoral fellowship with Penn State Geography and Columbia University's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions.
CV: click here (pdf)
Contact info: seth [at] gcrinstitute.org
Networking: Facebook * LinkedIn * Twitter * Google Scholar * Association of American Geographers * Society for Risk Analysis
At present I am particularly interested in networking with people who are or would like to be working on any aspect of global catastrophic risk.
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5 Nov 2013: Another a new popular article out. Our Final Invention: Is AI the Defining Issue for Humanity? has been published at Scientific American Blogs. It reviews the new book Our Final Invention by my colleague James Barrat. Also, the Osomocene Productions video Small World is now online at Vimeo and YouTube. And I am featured in two interviews. The first is by Nick Beckstead and Robert Wiblin of the Centre for Effective Altruism. The second is by Alexander Berger and Sean Conley of GiveWell.
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Climate-Friendly Climate Research, 11-15 November 2013, online (hosted by Klimaforschungsnetzwerk Österreich/Climate Change Centre Austria).
Society for Risk Analysis, 8-11 December 2013, Baltimore.
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