Frank Swain is the founder of SciencePunk, a popular seed on the ScienceBlogs site, devoted to the weird and wonderful fringes of science. He is a regular contributor to many science and technology publications including New Scientist, The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Wired and BBC Future. In 2013 his book How to Make a Zombie: The Real Life (and Death) Science of Reanimation and Mind Control was published by the independent British publishing house OneWorld.
Frank was invited to partake in the second day of the Living Assemblies workshops in 2015, where he offered a unique perspective on how technolological advances can create an extension to the human body and mind – dramatically altering the ability for someone to interact with their surrounding environment. For example a hearing aide shouldn’t try to mimic the human ear – it should be developed to create a super-human device.