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Meeting Room 12B [clear filter]
Saturday, February 20
 

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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →


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

2:00pm

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... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room 12B
 
Sunday, February 21
 

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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →

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... Read More →


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

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... 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

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
avatar for Michael Garfield

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joshua "Upgrade" Jackson

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... Read More →
avatar for Igor Holas, PhD

Igor Holas, PhD

CEO, Mentegram
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... Read More →


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