It’s been a while since I last posted here, but I’ll blame my MS thesis for that (more details on that soon btw).
Anyway, I will be hosting a biohacking village at Circle City Con this year! For the unaware, Circle City Con is an inclusive all-are-welcome hacker conference hosted in Indianapolis, Indiana. Before COVID, we had a mini implant village with an individual doing installations, and it was a huge hit. Now that the conference can refocus on in-person, I can move my attention away from Discord set up and back to the biohacking village concept.
For this year, Circle City Con 9.0, I tentatively have someone lined up to do installations - Pirate at Revolution Tattoo in West Lafayette, IN. Pirate’s an excellent piercer who’s done several of mine and my friend’s implants. I and tentatively DarthDomo will be there Prox in hand doing clones and demonstrations. I hope to also bring along some RFID-enabled toys and other biohacking gear to play with.
These are just my ideas of what an implant-oriented biohacking village should look like though…what would you like to see? I want this village to be representative of the community here and to do that I want to know what you would want. Is there something that’s missing from another village that you thought “Oh, I wish they would have had that!” Maybe tDCS? Neurosensory-type devices? Magnets?
Personally, I’ve always been disappointed going to a village and only finding pacemakers and insulin pumps to play with. Nothing wrong with medical device hacking but I think a biohacking village can be more than just that. I see this as an opportunity for all of us biohackers in the Midwest to get together and do something cool.