Gabriel Dorthe

Research Fellow


IASS Project

  • Study (and write a paper on) the chemtrail community, which I look at as a specific public engagement with geoengineering (solar radiation management): how do they build their facts, how do they craft their claims?

Research Interests

  • Climate engineering, chemtrail, transhumanism, publics of science, Science Technology & Society, Philosophy of technology

Curriculum Vitae

  • (2009) MA in philosophy and social sciences, University of Lausanne
  • (since 2009) PhD candidate, University of Lausanne (environmental humanities) & University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (philosophy of technology)
  • (2014-15) Research Fellow with the Harvard Program on Science, Technology and Society
  • (since 2008) Co-founder of Projet Socrate, a research and consulting firm offering philosophical approaches to businesses and organizations, in order to encourage more creative, responsive and responsible responses to complex problems.

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Marc Audétat, Gaïa Barazzetti, Gabriel Dorthe, Claude Joseph, Alain Kaufmann, Dominique Vinck (ed.), Sciences et technologies émergentes: Pourquoi tant de promesses? Paris, Hermann, 2015.
  • Gabriel Dorthe, Johann Roduit, “Modifier l’espèce humaine ou l’environnement? Les transhumanistes face à la crise écologique”, Bioethica Forum, 7(3), 2014, p.79-86.
  • Gabriel Dorthe, “L’immortalité et ses impatients”, Socio-Anthropologie, 31, 2015, p.127-138.

Selected Lectures and Speeches

  • “What in the Sky are they Claiming?”, 2016 FORCCAST Summer School “Controversies & Conspiracies”, SciencesPo Paris, Sept. 2016.
  • Yasmin Tayag, “Why Euro Transhumanism Has Morphed Into a 'Technoprogressive' Fight for Equality”
  • Inverse (interview), June 22, 2016:
  • “Reluctant Futures: A Study of Transhumanism in the Making”, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) 40th Annual Meeting, Denver (CO), USA, November 12, 2015.
  • “Who's the Sorcerer? Slippery Facts in the Debate on Geoengineering”, 14th Science and Democracy Network Annual Meeting, Harvard University, June 25, 2015.
  • “Biohacking as a critique of transhumanism”, STS Workshop: “Chimeric Imaginaries: Refiguring the Human in Science, Law, and Life”, Harvard University, Science, Technology & Society (STS) Program, October 09, 2014.
  • “Data and oil: from small to big – return ticket”, Swiss STS Meeting “Collecting, Organizing, Trading Big Data”, University of Lausanne, February 20, 2014.