Hank Pellissier is a writer, producer, director, and nonprofit administrator. He is a former columnist for NYTimes.com, SFGate.com, and Salon.com, and writes education content frequently for GreatSchools.org and TalkingPoints. He is a former San Francisco Poetry Slam co-champion, and he's anthologized in The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He's a former Managing Director for the think Tank, Institute for Ethics & Emerging technology, and he is presently the founder/director of the Humanist global Charity.
Critics have praised his comic writing and theater work as "a quirky, witty writer, with a knack for the provocative twist… hilarious” - San Francisco Examiner
“shocking, inspired…absurdist humor, with a cogent political analysis” - San Francisco Weekly
Hank Pellissier is an Author, Speaker, Teacher and Futurist. He is President of Brighter Brains Institue. He's also frequent contributor to GreatSchools.org. Previously Hank has been a columnist for The New York Times, Managing Director of the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, Blogger for the World Future Society and Founder/Director of The Kids' Co-op Inc.
This is a compelling, meticulous discussion of 150+ situations and substances that heighten or cripple the brain. Applying these elements to three disparate cultures (Ashkenazi Jew, Confucian East Asian, and Sub-Saharan African), the author reveals how the factors critically impact cognitive development. The book provides mental health guidance to individuals, families, and policy-makers.
This startling, controversial collection of essays by pundit/provocateur Hank Pellissier promotes his hedonist-transhumanist-egalitarian vision of the future. The articles, backed by data and optimistic imagination, examine numerous bio-ethical and politically flammable topics: sexbots, in-vitro meat, Israel, parent licenses, women-only leadership, public nudity, artificial wombs and cryonics.