Research Funding: Applications sought!
LongeCity continues its proud tradition to support
small-scale, high-impact life extension research. This round, in honour of
the pioneer Robert Ettinger recently placed in cryostasis, we are looking to
support a project dealing with cryopreservation, cryobiology, biostasis or a
- be basic or applied research but basic research should have potential for
- present short updates for Members with interim data, photos from the
facility etc at agreed intervals
- be led or overseen by a person with a postgraduate qualification in the
relevant field or by a person with demonstrable equivalent experience
- have clearly defined interim milestones
- have a flexible project structure that can be adjusted according to the
amount of money raised
- be small in scale - one or two key workers
- be short in duration - 6 months maximum
- not be confidential. LongeCity will expect open and public presentation
and discussion of research results. However, confidentiality will be
accepted where a manuscript is prepared for publication or where a patent is
LongeCity will be able to support a project with a minimum of $2000 and up
to $6000, subject to matching by other donors.
Deadline: August 31st!
Call for Expressions of Interest
LongeCity Design Contest Winner
We are pleased to announce the winner
of our recent Design Contest: Wendy Stolyarov is an illustrator, graphic
artist, and voice actress who specializes in digital painting and
voiceovers. (Her work can be found at
Wendy's entry shows a thoughtful appreciation of our re-design strategy.
While we can't expect her to shoulder the entirety of it, her submission
shows real potential to deliver an improved forum design and navigation
Winning design draft
Justin Loew, our Multi-Media-MIND
presents us with not just one but two cracking interviews this month:
Barry Ptolemy - Director of 'Transcendent Man' a new film about life
extension advocate Ray Kurzweil, shares his perspective on interest in
transhumanist thought in Hollywood
Daniel Kimble - Coordinator of the SENS academic research initiative
about new projects and how SENS and LongeCity can work more closely together
on science projects and research.
also, have you seen his
video footage on the LongeCity billboard that we put up in frosty
Michigan earlier this year?
>> If you have suggestions for Justin
about future shows,
let him know
In the past few weeks we have
noticed the forums reacting quite slowly at times. We are not quite sure why
this is the case but our committed engineers (thanks to
Rwac) with he
help of our great friends at webhost Canaca
are busy looking into the problem. Any
assistance or suggestions
may have to offer would of course be welcome.
If we canít quite get to the bottom of it, there is a plan B: a new version
of our forum software has been released. We are holding out see how this
version settles in elsewhere and bugs get identified. But since the new
version promises not just some interesting new features but also better
functionality and greater speed, me might decide to bring forward the
upgrade into this month. So, in either event, please bear with us while we
work to improve functionality.
If the website is really misbehaving, you can always visit our facebook page
- for example check out the recent mirrored poll:
Which method of life extension are you most interested in?
Supporting Informal Regional
Meetings: End of August!
While the forums are our primary meeting place, it is nice to meet in
person sometimes. In some years, (like last year in Brussels) we hold formal
conferences, but it has also become a bit of a 'tradition' that Immortality
Institute friends and members meet informally in a Cambridge pub prior to
the bi-annual SENS
conference. This year we'd like to invite Members around the world to
join in, even if you can't make it to the UK!
During the last week of August, if you want to organise a small informal
meeting of LongeCity members or like-minded people in your area, please let
us know about it! There is a bit of sponsorship money available to help you
hire a room, or buy a round of drinks etc.
If you are interested, get in touch with our >TeamsCoordinator or write to
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