Call: Book chapters for Emerging Human-Machine Technologies

Call for Chapters: Emerging Human-Machine Technologies

Edited by Steven John Thompson, PhD

The realm for a universal forum that discovers, explores, and prepares the way for eventual large-scale cyborg sociocultural integration, which just a few years ago would have been incredulous, is now upon us as partly evidenced through the proximity at which science, technology and the Internet are rapidly arriving at expectant machine sentience. This publication will address critical, foundational elements of study in human-machines and cyborgs, including their creation, governance, policy, and sustainment; rights, privileges, and expectations for participation in digital society; and other imperative aspects of their impending peaceful existence alongside their biological human, plant, and animal inhabitants in this world.

Emerging Human-Machine Technologies will publish high-quality, anonymously peer-reviewed essays that explore universal concerns, ethics, objectives, and principles in aspects of human enhancement technologies related to human-machines, machine-humans, their cyber-relatives, and proliferation of cyborg activity, culture, engineering, society, and technology. This volume will include groundbreaking and exploratory author contributions from engineers, practitioners, researchers, scholars, scientists, theorists, political scientists, lawyers, philosophers, ethicists, and human factors technologists who work closely theoretically or in practice with select human enhancement technologies, synthetic biological sciences, military advancements, robotics engineering, nanoscience technologies, and related allied research interests. The book will provide a forum for cybernetics issues in the humanities in emerging technologies, including research into design, engineering, and technological aspects of human-machine creation and existence for potential acceptance, ethics, participation, policy, governance, and socialization between individuals and corporate, global, networked, human-machine experience.

Ashgate Publishing has already expressed interest in this volume for its Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs series with selected abstracts to be duly considered by the publisher.


Human-Machine Theory and Definition

  • Body, Brain and Machine
  • Creation and Machination
  • Deep Learning Initiatives
  • Enhancement and Modification
  • Cyborg and Robotic Engineering Issues
  • Uses in Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society

Human-Machine Creation and Psychosocial Assimilation

  • Chips, Prosthetics, Synthetic Biologies
  • Cyborg and Robot Culture
  • Current Human-Machine Artificial Intelligence Initiatives
  • Human-Machine Mental Health and Psychology
  • Cyborgs and Robots in Contemporary Societies
  • Cyborgs in the Media
  • Technological Advances and Concerns

Human-Machine Ethics and Philosophy

  • Attributes and Consequences of Bionic Implants and Skin Interfaces
  • Core Human Enhancement Technology Concerns
  • Rights and Requisite Modifications, Societal Controls
  • Cyborg Values and Freedoms of Expression
  • Metaphysical Moments
  • Ethics in Health and Safety Concerns

Human-Machine Policy and Regulation

  • Species Control and Potential Societal Threat
  • Intimacies with Corporations, Governments, and Military Axes
  • Legal Issues in Machine Assimilation, Creation, Development, and Sustainment
  • Trends in Cyborg Control, Governance, and Policy Issues

Human-Machines, Cyborgenics, Digitality, and Neuronics

  • Brain Attachment, Implantation, and Instruction Issues
  • Access, Availability, and Privilege Afforded Human-to-Cyborg Alteration
  • Corporate Technological Production and Purposed Results
  • Pervasive Human-Machine Ubiquity
  • Current Trends in Cyborgenics
  • Participation in The Collective Hive of Perpetually Networked Humans and Machines


All relevant topics will be given full consideration.
Deadline for abstracts (200-500 words) is March 15, 2015.
Deadline for drafts of accepted papers (5000-7000 words) is June 15, 2015.
Early indicated interest appreciated. Please direct all inquiries and submissions to


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