Alan N Shapiro
Born 1956 in Brooklyn, NYC. Alan N. Shapiro is a trans-disciplinary thinker who studied science-technology at MIT and philosophy-history-literature at Cornell University. He is the author of "Star Trek: Technologies of Disappearance" (Berlin: AVINUS Verlag, 2004), widely recognized as a seminal work in science fiction studies and the conception of futuristic technoscience. He is the editor and translator of “The Technological Herbarium” by Gianna Maria Gatti (Berlin: AVINUS Verlag, 2010), a major study of art and technology. He is a practicing software developer. Alan has worked as a consultant to many large companies in several European countries. He is the co-inventor, with Alexis Clancy, of the “New Computer Science,” which promises to be something like a new Manhattan Project. He is currently founding a utopian company called Shapiro Technologies, which will be based on the principles of friendship and “not working.” He is recognized as one of the leading experts on the philosophy and cultural theory of Jean Baudrillard.