Alan N. Shapiro



Who is Alan N. Shapiro?

Alan N. Shapiro is an American science fiction and media theorist. He is a lecturer and essayist in the fields of science fiction studies, media theory, French philosophy, technological art, sociology of culture, social choreography, software theory, humanities informatics, Computer Science 2.0, robotics, rethinking science, and futuristic design. Shapiro's book and other published writings on Star Trek have contributed to a change in public perception about the importance of Star Trek for contemporary culture. His published essays on Jean Baudrillard - especially in the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies - have contributed to a change in public perception about the importance of Baudrillard's work for culture, philosophy, and sociology.

Shapiro has co-developed many of the core ideas of the emerging field of social choreography, contributing many essays to the field's most important journal, He is a founding member of the Institute for Social Choreography in Frankfurt. He has also contributed many essays to the journal of technology and society NoemaLab — on technological art, software theory, Computer Science 2.0, futuristic design, and the political philosophy of the information society,.

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Also known as
  • Alan Shapiro
  • United States of America
  • Cornell University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University

on July 23, 2013


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