Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 15, 2016
Austin’s inaugural bodyhacking and biohacking convention, BDYHAX, is excited to welcome Austin citizens to a slew of free events, activities, and parties throughout the 19th to 21st of February.
The free-to-attend Expo held at the Austin Convention Center will feature talks and meetups with some of the leading companies and inventors in the biohacking space, including: ONNIT, OpenBCI, EnChroma, IEEE, and Bulletproof. The Expo is open Saturday 02/20/16 from 11am - 7pm, and Sunday 02/21/16 from 10am - 4pm to both the general public and those who have purchased BDYHAX Conference passes.
While attending the Expo, the public is also welcome to participate in the Singularity Quest: a unique puzzle game experience in which participants need only their smartphone to piece together missing clues. Singularity Quest is free to play on Saturday and Sunday, but there are only spaces for 1,000 players, all of whom will compete to win over $3,000 in total prizes. (To see Singularity Quest in action, check out this YouTube video.)
BDYHAX is also hosting the e-NABLE Hand-a-Thon: an ambitious 2-day project with a goal to build 100 3D-printed prosthetic hands to be donated to children in need of upper limb assistive devices. This success of this joint partnership with Enabling the Future depends on the number of volunteers who show up to participate, so the Austin public is encouraged to join together and help some children in need.
And to celebrate the bodyhacking movement in a more musical fashion, BDYHAX is hosting an Interactive Wearables concert on Friday, 2/19/16. Attendees are encouraged to bring their EEG headsets, fitness trackers, and other biodata-gathering devices to see their stats displayed live via projection mapping, beautiful data visualizations and interactive experiences powered by Mentegram and Validic, all while partying & mingling amidst a live DJ set courtesy of London-based Elite Force (aka Simon Shackleton).
The festivities continue on Saturday night, 2/20/16, with the Wormhole Party - a special night for Austinites to don their finest sci-fi and cyberpunk attire. With dazzling aerial performances by Sky Candy and unique vendors on-site, this party is where bodyhackers let loose and get a little less serious.
Tickets for the Interactive Wearables and Wormhole parties are available via BDYHAX.com/Registration, or at the door.
Bodybuilders, tattoo enthusiasts, tech folk, and every other group out there have their own conventions focused on precisely what they’re already into. BDYHAX is a little different. By bringing everyone together we want to expand horizons, create new connections, and, hopefully, encourage new frontiers to be explored. Join us as bodyhackers from all walks of life share philosophies, technologies, and maybe the occasional cocktail, all in the name of altering the human body as its owner sees fit. To view the full BDYHAX lineup and register for the event, visit https://bodyhackingcon.com/.