Taylor R. Genovese draws on his background in sociocultural anthropology, political theory, and religious studies as a Ph.D. Candidate in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology program at Arizona State University, where he is pursuing his interest in the social imaginaries of human futures on Earth and in outer space. His dissertation work focuses on producing a genealogy of futurist discourse surrounding human immortality and space travel. He is tracing the interconnections and distortions of Russian Cosmist political mysticism, as well as the revolutionary art and design of Proletkult, to contemporary tech culture in Silicon Valley. Ultimately, he is interested in the ways in which utopian ideas rooted in human solidarity get transmuted into the egocentric dreams of the wealthy.

Email address: taylor.genovese@asu.edu