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Friday, February 19
 

9:00pm

Interactive Wearables Concert with Elite Force (aka Simon Shackleton)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1725406094359795/

For the first night of BodyHacking Con, join us at Chiba City (Vulcan Gas Company) Friday, February 19th for an experiment in wearable tech, beautiful data visualizations and interactive experiences powered by Mentegram and Validic. 

Suit up in your favorite wearables and dance to a multi-genre set from London-based producer Simon Shackleton (www.simonshackleton.org) playing as Elite Force. 

This concert shouldn't be missed.

Buy tickets now for $25, or $20 with your BDYHAX Conference registration or FREE with your VIP Pass.

The Interactive Wearables Concert starts Friday night at 9pm at Vulcan Gas Company.

Friday February 19, 2016 9:00pm - Saturday February 20, 2016 1:00am
Vulcan Gas Company 418 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
 
Saturday, February 20
 

9:00am

Day 1 Welcome and Intro
Moderators
avatar for Quinn Norton

Quinn Norton

Freelancer, Wired, The Atlantic, Maximum PC
Quinn Norton is a writer who likes to hang out in the dead end alleys and rough neighborhood of the Internet, where bad things can happen to defenseless little packets. They are also places were new freedoms and poetries are born, and run riot over the network. She started studying hackers in 1995, after a wasted youth of Usenet and BBSing. These days, Quinn is a journalist, published in Wired, The Atlantic, Maximum PC, and more. She covers... Read More →

Saturday February 20, 2016 9:00am - 9:15am
Ballroom

9:15am

Life in the Age of Cyborgs
Neil Harbisson is the co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation, an organization that promotes the use of cybernetics as a body part to extend human senses and perception. Harbisson has an antenna implanted in his skull that allows him to perceive the spectrum beyond human vision. Neil will talk about how becoming a cyborg has brought him closer to nature and to animals.

Speakers
avatar for Neil Harbisson

Neil Harbisson

Neil Harbisson, of the popular TED talk “I listen to color,” was born into a greyscale world with total colorblindness, but, with the help of Adam Montandon and after a journey of many years and many doctors, Neil had an antenna osseointegrated into his skull that lets him hear and identify colors. After a struggle with the UK passport office to have his antenna included in his passport photo, he co-founded the Cyborg Foundation... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 9:15am - 10:00am
Ballroom

10:30am

Who are you and what are you doing in my office? Lessons learned from the Quantified Doctor
Paul Abramson MD has been assisting medically-supervised self tracking projects with his patients since 2009, helping people explore their own medical conditions and take control of their health. For patients the process has variously turned out to be challenging, enlightening, frustrating, productive, cathartic, and even useless. Dr. Abramson will discuss lessons learned, and thoughts on how self tracking can be combined with other modalities to accelerate self discovery and change.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Paul Abramson

Dr. Paul Abramson

Paul Abramson, M.D., is a medical doctor with an active private practice in San Francisco and also a former electrical engineer and programmer. He has been self-tracking for health and greater awareness for many years, both with technological tools and through Vipassana (mindfulness) meditation. His blog, “The Quantified Doctor,” explores the intersections between the “Quanter” and the “Doctor,” realizing that... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom

10:30am

Neuroethics
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Robert Buchanan

Dr. Robert Buchanan

Dr. Buchanan is one of a few physicians in the US who is is a board certified specialist in both psychiatry and neurological surgery. Trained in neurosurgery, including those for disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves, he is also a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2013 to the group which advises the Catholic church on bioethical issues. At the University of Texas Image Guided... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 12A

10:30am

Epidermal Sensor Systems for Bodyhacking
Our body is radiating data about ourselves continuously and individually. Wearable devices that can pick up and transmit signals from the human body have the potential to transform mobile health (mHealth) and human-machine interface (HMI). Recent advancements in flexible and stretchable electronics have provided viable solutions to the intimate integration of electronics with bio-systems. Among many breakthroughs, epidermal electronic systems (EES) represents a paradigm-shift wearable device whose thickness and mechanical properties can match that of human epidermis. We demonstrate the use of low cost, disposable ESS to noninvasively but accurately measure electrophysiological signals, skin temperature, skin hydration, as well as respiratory rate.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nanshu Lu

Dr. Nanshu Lu

Dr. Lu has created stretchable electronic circuits that are much better for making contact with skin. Called “electronic skin tattoos” in some publications, these circuits may soon be used in a wide variety of health-related applications such as monitoring brain activity, to assist in plastic surgery, to monitor heart rate and muscle activity, and to track the healing of wounds. She was named among the world’s 35 innovators... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 12B

11:30am

The Future of Fitness and Wearables
How to use data generated from fitness wearables and why it will change our lives.

Speakers

Saturday February 20, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
BDYHAX Expo Stage

11:45am

Radical Human Transformation

The master key to realizing our personal and professional potential is to actively take charge of our brain, biology and psychology. For the first time in the USA, Dr. Mark Atkinson, one of Europe’s leading human potential development experts will present a roadmap for the process of human transformation and sustained high performance. Come prepared to be enlightened and inspired.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Atkinson

Mark Atkinson

Bulletproof
Dr. Mark Atkinson M.B.B.S., is a Internationally renowned mind-body medicine physician and integral personal development expert. He is the medical director of Bulletproof, a high performance team of experienced entrepreneurs, and biohackers working to upgrade human performance.       


Saturday February 20, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Ballroom

11:45am

Instant Evolution
Evolution is a two-part process - mutation (change) and selection (elimination). Humanity has been slowly opting out of the selection process for centuries, and now, through the use of medical, genetic, and implantable technologies, we're slowly beginning to guide the changes that guide our shared evolutionary process.

Speakers
avatar for Amal Graafstra

Amal Graafstra

Adventure technologist and biohacker Amal Graafstra has always been interested in technology. Amal had two small RFID transponders implanted, one into each hand, and he uses them to open doors, start his vehicles, and log into his computer. Since implanting himself, he’s written a book called RFID Toys, become a TEDx speaker, appeared on a multitude of television programs, and been the subject of various documentaries. His company... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Meeting Room 12B

12:45pm

Meetup: Quantified Self
Meet up with other Quantified Selfers, talk about tracking and analyzing your own data, share tips and tricks, or just hang out.

Saturday February 20, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
BDYHAX Expo Stage

1:45pm

“Covering” At Work: Dress Code Policies, Tattoos, and the Law
A workplace policy that bans the display of body modifications, such as tattoos and piercings, is both legal and routine. However, by discriminating against heavily tattooed individuals, employers reinforce stereotypes. This presentation will provide an overview of different workplace policies towards tattooing, and the voices of participants describing their experiences with workplace body art policies, discrimination, and acceptance.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Beverly Yuen Thompson

Dr. Beverly Yuen Thompson

Dr. Beverly Yuen Thompson is an Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology at Siena College, in Albany, NY. She earned her MA & Ph.D. in Sociology from the New School for Social Research in New York City. She also earned an MA in Women's Studies from San Diego State University. Her first book, Covered in Ink: Tattoos, Women and the Politics of the Body was published by New York University Press in 2015. She directed the documentary Covered... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ballroom

1:45pm

An Introduction to DIY Labwork and Grinding
First we'll be addressing some of the common issues and misconceptions with DIY biology and how it we are hindered by our lack of understanding about biological systems. This is followed by a brief breakdown of Grinding and then we'll talk about lab technique, reproducibilty, application of the scientific method, open access, and how to use these tools to circumvent the issues mentioned in the first half.

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Licina

Gabriel Licina

Gabriel is a molecular biologist and grinder. After working in academia for a few years, he co founded the now defunct Science for the Masses (scienceforthemasses.org). He now is currently working on microbiome and environmental remediation projects.


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 12A

2:00pm

2:30pm

Intro to Golden Shield
Briefly introduce what is Qigong and how Golden Shield Qigong is different. Discuss how this ancient technology can add value to modern life. How we can hack into the body physiology through intention and physical stimulation to drive intentional change and evolution.

Speakers

Saturday February 20, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
BDYHAX Expo Stage

3:00pm

Jinki Kongen: person-machine-soul-energy
Observations and thoughts on the evolution of human-centered design as boundaries dissolve between people and technology.

Speakers
avatar for David Webster

David Webster

IDEO Palo Alto Partner David Webster is an engineer, tinkerer, designer of human experiences, and inventor of tools to make our lives more pleasurable and meaningful. Early on in his career, David came across a simple definition of what design is about: person + machine + soul + energy. That’s the formula he uses to seek the most substantial design challenges and to transform lives, businesses, markets and nations. Recent favorite... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom

3:15pm

Helping the Color Blind See Colors
Devices such as eyeglasses and hearing aids provide accommodation for deficiencies of perceptual systems in the body (and/or their augmentation). In clinical studies, perceptual aids have been shown to have significant effects that are explained by neural plastic growth in response to the expanded stimulus to the receptive pathways. Use of hearing aids improves un-aided hearing. Monocular blanking treats amblyopia by forcing the weak eye to process more information. EnChroma glasses are optical assistive devices that help those with color vision deficiency (color blindness) see colors more like people with normal color vision. The glasses use a special spectral-filtering technology to enhance color vision--often quite profoundly and with unexpected results.Helping the Color blind see colors

Speakers
avatar for Andy Schmeder

Andy Schmeder

Andrew Schmeder is the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer of EnChroma. He has co-authored one US and international patent and 19 technical publications, and has spoken at numerous conferences worldwide. Schmeder's expertise spans applied mathematical modeling and optimization, electronic design and fabrication, software automation, and perceptual psychophysics. He has served as Programmer/Analyst with the Research Group at the... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 12A

4:15pm

DIY Cyborgia
OpenBCI Co-Founder & CEO, Conor Russomanno, will dive into the nitty gritty of how to hack your body with low-cost, bio-sensing hardware. The presentation will be powered by Conor's electrical brain and muscle activity. Today, anyone can be a cyborg, and Conor will show you how.

Speakers
avatar for Conor Russomanno

Conor Russomanno

Conor is the co-founder & CEO of OpenBCI, a company dedicated to open-source innovation of human-computer interfaces technologies. Having received a BS in civil engineering and engineering mechanics from Columbia University and an MFA in Design & Technology from Parsons School of Design, Conor is now an adjunct faculty at both Parsons and NYU's ITP program. Conor has dedicated the first phase of his career to interfacing the human brain... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Ballroom

4:30pm

Body-Centric Interaction with Mobile and Wearable Devices
Mobile and wearable devices are often so small, limiting what we do with them. In this talk I will showcase how to combine these small devices and the much bigger space on and around the user's body, how the body can 'store' information for the devices, and the devices can sense the body's gesture, posture, and movement. Together, these elements create a new class of 'Body-Centric Interaction' for the next generation of interactive systems.

Speakers
avatar for Xiang Anthony Chen

Xiang Anthony Chen

Xiang 'Anthony' Chen is a PhD student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in Carnegie Mellon University. Working closely with industrial research labs in Microsoft, Autodesk and Google, his research takes a hybrid of technical and design approach to explore how an eco-system of interactive devices can jointly create both great digital experience and rich physical artifacts for the users. Anthony's research has received two best paper... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Meeting Room 12A

5:30pm

The Phantom Limb Project

The Phantom Limb Project is a collaboration, fusing the worlds of artistry, medical technology, robotics and engineering with the world of video games: the uniquely realised world of the Metal Gear Solid video game series. A world inhabited by iconic characters, gigantic weaponised robots, cyborgs, political intrigue and philosophical themes, which span over 50 years and centre around a protagonist known as ‘Snake’. The Metal Gear Solid franchise is loved by millions of gaming fans around the world, seen as one of the most influential video games of all time and is always pushing the boundaries in terms of technology, innovation and the medium itself.

The task: create a bespoke prosthetic limb for an amputee gamer, inspired by the world of Metal Gear Solid, using cutting edge and innovative technologies.

The Phantom Limb Project was born out of a desire to create something innovative, on the cusp of future technology, which would explore the themes present within the series and more specifically, the themes and ideas referenced in the latest incarnation: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. We also wanted to tell an uplifting human story of what it means to be an amputee, to feel phantom pain, to overcome loss and how technology can change our perceptions of ‘disability’. Moreover, the story of how one gamer known as James Young, never let his condition get in the way of his passion as a gamer.


Speakers

Saturday February 20, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom

5:30pm

Creating Peak Performance Through Sleep Optimization
Can improved sleep really be the answer to weight loss, improved executive function, and happiness? Most of us not only take sleep for granted but can sometimes even see it as an annoyance. We will learn about all the great functions of sleep and how to biohack it for optimal performance.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Dan Stickler

Dr. Dan Stickler

Dr. Stickler is an author, blogger, and host of weekly radio show/podcast “Biohacking for Optimal Health.” A pioneer in the advancement of human potential, he currently functions as physician and coach to clients from nearly every state and a dozen foreign countries. Working with nutrition, fitness, stress, sleep, and peak cognitive performance, he helps these CEO’s, entrepreneurs, and other top professionals to find their own... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room 12A

5:30pm

OpenBCI Workshop
Speakers
avatar for Conor Russomanno

Conor Russomanno

Conor is the co-founder & CEO of OpenBCI, a company dedicated to open-source innovation of human-computer interfaces technologies. Having received a BS in civil engineering and engineering mechanics from Columbia University and an MFA in Design & Technology from Parsons School of Design, Conor is now an adjunct faculty at both Parsons and NYU's ITP program. Conor has dedicated the first phase of his career to interfacing the human brain... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room 12B

9:00pm

The Wormhole Party

https://www.facebook.com/events/147386842293063/

Saturday night at Chiba City (Vulcan Gas Company) BDYHAX gets a little less serious and a whole lot more fun with a party of epic proportions. 

Join us in your cyberpunk finery, or come as you are for a party inspired by the cyberpunk worlds of Neuromancer, The Nexus Trilogy, Akira, Metal Gear Solid, and other science fiction. Explore a dimension of science fiction, fantasy, and just enough of “what might be”. 

Performances by Sky Candy | Clothing and Art Vendors | Dangerous Things | Hidden games | Dancing & More

Projection mapping by IBEEFALONE (http://www.ibeefalone.com/)

Music provided by the DJ's of the Guild: 

Kassidy - https://www.mixcloud.com/Kassidy
Quad 50 - https://soundcloud.com/quadfifty
Maxwell Carritt - https://www.mixcloud.com/mcarritt
Sean Sparks - https://www.mixcloud.com/seansparks

$20 | $15 with your BDYHAX Registration | Free with BDYHAX VIP Pass

The Wormhole opens at 9pm on Saturday night at Vulcan Gas Company.


Saturday February 20, 2016 9:00pm - Sunday February 21, 2016 2:00am
Vulcan Gas Company 418 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
 
Sunday, February 21
 

9:00am

Day 2 Welcome and Intro
Moderators
avatar for Quinn Norton

Quinn Norton

Freelancer, Wired, The Atlantic, Maximum PC
Quinn Norton is a writer who likes to hang out in the dead end alleys and rough neighborhood of the Internet, where bad things can happen to defenseless little packets. They are also places were new freedoms and poetries are born, and run riot over the network. She started studying hackers in 1995, after a wasted youth of Usenet and BBSing. These days, Quinn is a journalist, published in Wired, The Atlantic, Maximum PC, and more. She covers... Read More →

Sunday February 21, 2016 9:00am - 9:15am
Ballroom

9:15am

Should we build a better human?
A far-ranging talk on new medical and health technologies that are already allowing us to push beyond the boundary between the sick and the healthy to potentially enhance humans, and possibly increase human life expectancy. What are these technologies, and what are the implications, good and bad, if they work? David Ewing Duncan, aka the Experimental Man, has test-driven himself many of the technologies, and writes about their implications for the Daily Beast, New York Times, Wired, and others.

Speakers
avatar for David Ewing Duncan

David Ewing Duncan

David Ewing Duncan is an expert on future trends in the convergence of health, IT and bioscience. An award-winning journalist, David is a columnist for The Daily Beast and the chief correspondent for NPR Talk’s Biotech Nation. He writes for The New York Times, Atlantic, Fortune, Wired, National Geographic, Discover and many other publications. His latest book is “When I’m 164: The new science of radical life extension, and... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Ballroom

10:30am

Where We're Going, They Don't Have Roads: Are There ANY Ethical Constraints on Bodyhacking?
Not every country or person in the world talks the ethical talk often heard in the USA regarding (1) hacking (2) biotech (3) biohacking (4) the freedom to live (or die) as we like. And not every country or person who talks the talk, walks the walk. Different rules apply "inside" the national security apparatus than apply to "humplings" who hump along in the body of the bell curve and there are different rules for those with money and clout. Richard Thieme thinks aloud about what he's seen and what it implies for the ethics of bio- and bodyhacking. .

Speakers
avatar for Richard Thieme

Richard Thieme

A former Episcopal priest, Thieme is an author and commentator on the challenges posed by new technologies and the future, how to redesign ourselves to meet these challenges, and creativity in response to radical change and identify shift. He has spoken for the NSA, the FBI, the US Department of the Treasury, and at government agencies and tech conferences around the world. He has written for Wired, Forbes, and Salon.com. Andrew Briney... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Ballroom

10:30am

Hacking Humanity - The Future of the Body in the Internet of Things
Journey from the aesthetic to the functional with futurist and television host Ryan O’Shea as he explores how devices such as Grindhouse Wetware’s Northstar, which recently made headlines with it’s implantable LEDs, will soon connect the human body with the Internet of Things. With wearable and implantable devices, this real time transmission of data both into and out of the human body can control our devices and without any conscious effort from the user. Discover how our lives will change when devices all over the world can send data directly to our nervous systems, and see how that future is being built right now.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan O' Shea

Ryan O' Shea

Future Grind Podcast
Would you like to find out what the future holds for wearable tech? Meet one of the major pioneers of implanted human robotics. A futurist in practice. A television producer. A practical transhumanist. And the person to show you the vast possibilities of wearable tech. Ryan O’Shea is a television producer, entrepreneur, and futurist speaker from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He is the host of the Future Grind podcast, which focuses on topics... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 12B

11:30am

Your Body is More Than the Minivan For Your Brain
Do you treat your body like a vehicle for transporting the "real you" - your brain? In this talk, we'll cover why this mind body disconnect can be so toxic, why it's worth repairing it and how to trick yourself into a healthier lifestyle.

Speakers

Sunday February 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
BDYHAX Expo Stage

11:45am

Textile Sensing Platforms to support a Healthier Life Style
Wearable monitoring systems, realized by integrating a proper set of sensors and electrodes in form of fabric allows a friendly acquisition of vital signs. The health status of any user can be checked without any clinician support, just wearing a garment. In fact the sensors placement in the garment assures their right location on the body. The subject does not need to be supervised by skilled personnel during the setting of the system neither during the measurement; signals can remotely be analyzed (also in real-time, if needed) and interpreted to generate the proper feedback to the users. These systems are fully washable and comfortable and can be customized to increase sensing functionality, Moreover physiological objective information provided by these systems can be combined with many behavioral indexes that are generated when using the mobile technology. More and more in the future, we will ask for confirmations, advices, and help from the technology,

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rita Paradiso

Dr. Rita Paradiso

Rita received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering in 1991 with research focusing mainly on molecular electronics, biosensors, biomaterials for biomedical applications and e-textiles. She joined Smartex in 2000 as R&D Manager, and has been the CEO since 2011. With over 70 scientific publications and conference presentations since 1989, she has worked at Queen Mary College, at the Molecular Chemical Laboratory in Saclay, France, and as a post doctor... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Ballroom

11:45am

Panel: Prosthetics and Transhumanism
In the age of the Flex-Foot Cheetah sprinting leg, and with DARPA's sense-of-touch breakthrough, how will we reconceptualize physical disability?

Moderators
avatar for Luke Robert Mason

Luke Robert Mason

Director, Virtual Futures
Luke Robert Mason is a Science & Technology Communicator, Director of Virtual Futures and the Executive Director of Humanity Plus. | | His work is largely focused on the role media art can play as a tool for understanding one of the most important intellectual and cultural developments of our times – the technological extension of the human condition.

Speakers
avatar for Angel Giuffra

Angel Giuffra

Bionic Actress
avatar for Rich Lee

Rich Lee

The Grinders
Black hat transhumanist Rich Lee made headlines in 2013 after he successfully implanted headphones in his ears. Rich is a noted figure in the biohacking subculture known collectively as "the Grinders". He, like any self respecting high-tech low-life, engages in self experimentation, performs diy surgical procedures, and creates homemade cybernetic implants. Rich Lee is involved in many human augmentation projects with a primary focus on sensory... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Meeting Room 12B

12:45pm

Meetup: Nootropics
Meet up with other nootropics users and providers, compare your favorites, and hear from others what works for them.

Sunday February 21, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
BDYHAX Expo Stage

1:30pm

The Thought Emporium Research Release
Scientific think-tank startup The Thought Emporium will be presenting newly-patented nanorobotics technology and its worldwide applications, a newly developed transdermal implant which can be used to store information in the human body, and prototype supercapacitors developed in the lab for new energy-consumption alternatives.

Speakers
avatar for Kunal  Sharma

Kunal Sharma

Scientist, The Thought Emporium (TTE)
Kunal is a researcher at the TTE and Carleton University in Canada whose research has spanned antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria and the pharmaceutical applications of synthetic organic chemistry. Kunal has worked to co-invent the patented Firefly Nanoparticle, a modular system capable of picking up or releasing  targets at the will of its technician. With it, they seek to revolutionize various fields, from agricultural... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room 12A

1:45pm

Hacking Consciousness For Peak Performance
The body and the mind are powerful tools at our disposal.  But without consciousness directing the action you will be blind to the external and internal pitfalls that limit your effectiveness.  This talk covers the technologies you can utilize to hack your consciousness, ensuring that you have every opportunity to go for your win. 

Speakers
avatar for Aubrey Marcus

Aubrey Marcus

CEO, ONNIT
Aubrey Marcus founded Onnit in 2010 as a nutritional supplements brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. He has since grown Onnit into an industry leader, with over 250 products ranging from peak performance supplements to foods, fitness equipment, and apparel. A 20 year native of Austin, Texas, Aubrey graduated from the University of Richmond in 2004 with a degree in philosophy and classical... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ballroom

2:00pm

All-Natural Skincare for Radiant Health

Andy is an actor, model, and the founder of Alitura Naturals.   He has used the tragedies in his life as motivation to channel his energy into positivity and health. That’s how he developed his successful line of nourishing and detoxifying all-natural skincare products.

Andy is also a skincare guru, a fitness fanatic, and former baseball player. He’ has an incredible survival story to share, and weighs in on self-experimentation and finding the right formulas for your own situation.


Speakers
avatar for Andy Hnilo

Andy Hnilo

CEO and Founder, Alitura Naturals
Andy is an actor, model, and the founder of Alitura Naturals. He has used the tragedies in his life as motivation to channel his energy into positivity and health. That’s how he developed his successful line of nourishing and detoxifying all-natural skincare products. | | Andy is also a skincare guru, a fitness fanatic, and former baseball player. He’ has an incredible survival story to share, and weighs in on self-experimentation... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BDYHAX Expo Stage

2:45pm

Meetup: Grinders
Meet other Grinders, talk about the latest experiments, and show off your own.

Speakers
avatar for Amal Graafstra

Amal Graafstra

Adventure technologist and biohacker Amal Graafstra has always been interested in technology. Amal had two small RFID transponders implanted, one into each hand, and he uses them to open doors, start his vehicles, and log into his computer. Since implanting himself, he’s written a book called RFID Toys, become a TEDx speaker, appeared on a multitude of television programs, and been the subject of various documentaries. His company... Read More →
avatar for Gabriel Licina

Gabriel Licina

Gabriel is a molecular biologist and grinder. After working in academia for a few years, he co founded the now defunct Science for the Masses (scienceforthemasses.org). He now is currently working on microbiome and environmental remediation projects.


Sunday February 21, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Room 12B

3:00pm

Ketamine-Assisted Therapies in Medical Practice: An Antidote for Stuckness?
Ketamine is being re-discovered in medicine to augment therapies for treatment-resistant disorders. However, a strict psychopharmacologic model has been found to be too limiting and may not be adequate to assess the potential of truly transformative therapies. Dr. Paul Abramson will discuss early results from his team's use of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for severe depression, OCD, and PTSD, and ketamine-assisted treatment of chronic pain. He will also review applicable research on ketamine-induced neuroplasticity, and the re-emergence of psychedelics in American medical practice. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Paul Abramson

Dr. Paul Abramson

Paul Abramson, M.D., is a medical doctor with an active private practice in San Francisco and also a former electrical engineer and programmer. He has been self-tracking for health and greater awareness for many years, both with technological tools and through Vipassana (mindfulness) meditation. His blog, “The Quantified Doctor,” explores the intersections between the “Quanter” and the “Doctor,” realizing that... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom

4:15pm

Panel: Cyborg Pride & Identity
We know what gay pride or national pride is, but what is cyborg pride and why is it needed?  Join me as I discuss cyborg cultural pride, identity politics, cyborg rights, and the emerging cyborg community with Neil Harbisson and Quinn Norton.

Moderators
avatar for Richard MacKinnon

Richard MacKinnon

Executive Director, BorgFest Human Augmentation Expo
Richard is the founder of Borgfest, a festival and expo that celebrates and supports people interested in human augmentation, enhancement, body modification, and wearable technology. In graduate school, Richard studied political theory and identity in cyberspace, which led him to his interest in all things cyborg.

Speakers
avatar for Neil Harbisson

Neil Harbisson

Neil Harbisson, of the popular TED talk “I listen to color,” was born into a greyscale world with total colorblindness, but, with the help of Adam Montandon and after a journey of many years and many doctors, Neil had an antenna osseointegrated into his skull that lets him hear and identify colors. After a struggle with the UK passport office to have his antenna included in his passport photo, he co-founded the Cyborg Foundation... Read More →
avatar for Quinn Norton

Quinn Norton

Freelancer, Wired, The Atlantic, Maximum PC
Quinn Norton is a writer who likes to hang out in the dead end alleys and rough neighborhood of the Internet, where bad things can happen to defenseless little packets. They are also places were new freedoms and poetries are born, and run riot over the network. She started studying hackers in 1995, after a wasted youth of Usenet and BBSing. These days, Quinn is a journalist, published in Wired, The Atlantic, Maximum PC, and more. She covers... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Ballroom

4:15pm

Panel: Meditation, Mindfulness, and Technology
How can technology improve our ability to get in touch with ourselves? How does this compare to traditional instruction in these areas? Where is this technology going?

Moderators
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Michael Garfield

Michael Garfield Media
Paleontologist turned psychedelic "performance philosopher," Michael Garfield's mind-expanding work maps the evolutionary landscape and our place in it. Senior editor for and futurist for Globalish, editor at large for SolPurpose, and regular contributor to Reality Sandwich, Michael writes about – and from – the intersections of emerging planetary consciousness, accelerating techno-culture, visionary art, and a cosmic vision that transcends... Read More →

Speakers
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Igor Holas, PhD

CEO, Mentegram
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Joshua "Upgrade" Jackson

Upgrade is a veteran of the psychic wars that frequently occupies an 80kg mobile computing platform also known as Joshua Jackson. Josh in turn is a veteran of the Eagleman Neuroscience Lab, and has been writing software since he first found a book on the subject in his elementary school library. One project he worked on, Meditation Deathmatch, dazzled an audience of several at Burning Man 2014. His current research interests include Color... Read More →
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Conor Russomanno

Conor is the co-founder & CEO of OpenBCI, a company dedicated to open-source innovation of human-computer interfaces technologies. Having received a BS in civil engineering and engineering mechanics from Columbia University and an MFA in Design & Technology from Parsons School of Design, Conor is now an adjunct faculty at both Parsons and NYU's ITP program. Conor has dedicated the first phase of his career to interfacing the human brain... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Meeting Room 12B