Amon Twyman

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Amon Twyman

Dr Matthew Amon Twyman (aka. M. Amon Twyman) is an established UK based transhumanist, philosopher and consultant, with involvement in a number of projects and initiatives. Amon Twyman employs several pseudonyms in relation to artistic/musical and transhumanist projects (i.e. Amon Zero, Amon Kalkin, and Ámon Ásentír).

Born in New Zealand to English parents, Dr. Twyman moved to the UK in 1996. From 2004-2013 he was a member of futurist-punk band Xykogen (a band that explicitly explored transhumanist themes in their lyrics and musical style), using the stage name Amon Zero. In this period he was a co-founder of the UK Transhumanist Association.

Academia

Amon Twyman is trained as a Cognitive Scientist, having conducted experimental psychological research into human conscious self-insight, implicit learning, and risk perception at UK and New Zealand universities (i.e. University of Canterbury [NZ], University of Sussex [UK], University of York [UK], & University College London [UK]). He no longer works in academia, but continues to hold positions as a consultant to David Kelley's AGI Laboratory, and as an affiliate scholar[1] at the IEET.

Transhumanism

Dr. Twyman established a number of transhumanist and futurist communities in the early 2010's, including co-founding Zero State with Dirk Bruere on 1st May 2011. From 2012-2013, he founded the Institute for Social Futurism and Wave movement as vehicles to develop transhumanist political philosophy and connect with like minded organisations. In early 2014 he was involved in the formation of the H+ Council on Facebook. In late 2014 he would be instrumental in the founding and later leading of the Transhumanist Party (UK). Since its formation in early 2015, he led the Transhumanist Party Global initiative to coordinate international political party activities, until resigning the role in November 2016.

In February 2017 Amon adopted the pseudonym Amon Asentir for use with Alternate Reality Gaming projects related to Zero State.[2] In 2018 he moved to Germany for personal reasons.

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