2018 Lineup

Aaron Trocola Hex

Aaron Trocola

Designing For Our Bodies


Angel Giuffria

Arabelle Sicardi Hex

Arabelle Sicardi

Sex, Gender & Cyborgs


Dana Lewis

Open Artificial Pancreas System
Fabiola Hex

Fabiola Einhorn

Designing For Our Bodies


George Dvorsky

Ethics and Philosophy of Bodyhacking Panel

Hilary Malatino_Hex

Hilary Malatino

Sex, Gender & Cyborgs


John Zerzan

Ethics and Philosophy of Bodyhacking Panel


Justin Sanchez

Keynote: DARPA


Kristen Brown

Designing For Our Bodies


Liz Parrish

Life Extension/Gene Therapy

Mal Harrison Hex BDYHAX

Mal Harrison

Sex, Gender & Cyborgs


Meow-Ludo Meow-Meow

Life Extension/Gene Therapy


Michael Garfield

Psychedelic and MDMA Assisted Therapies


Mixæl Laufer

How to Torrent a Pharmaceutical Drug, File-Sharing Saves Lives


Rich Lee



Russ Foxx

Visiting Body Modification Artist

Designing For Our Bodies


Saj Razvi

Psychedelic and MDMA Assisted Therapies


Shari Esquenazi

Ethics and Philosophy of Bodyhacking Panel



Zombies, Cyborgs and Chimeras-
Prosthetic, Fractal and Phantom Flesh

Tim Cannon Hex

Tim Cannon

Ethics and Philosophy of Bodyhacking Panel

Film Screenings


Join us during lunch on Saturday for a screening of FIXED.

A haunting, subtle, urgent documentary, FIXED questions commonly held beliefs about disability and normalcy by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and mind forever. Told primarily through the perspectives of five people with disabilities: a scientist, journalist, disability justice educator, bionics engineer and exoskeleton test pilot, FIXED takes a close look at the implications of emerging human enhancement technologies for the future of humanity.

Sunday, join us for Transhuman: Biohackers and Immortalists

For the past year, filmmaker and journalist Ford Fischer has been traveling the United States profiling the transhumanist movement, and the people trying to answer the questions it asks. What does it mean to go beyond human?
An early, half hour version of the film has already been created for TV. Viewers of the early edition will be introduced to cyborgs like Rob Spence; they’ll see Amal DT Graafstra microchip Angel Giuffria and Jason Barnes; they’ll see Zoltan Istvan argue immortality with John Mcafee, they’ll visit the Church of Perpetual Life, and they’ll even get a tour of how cryonics works at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation.
Ford and his cinematographer Alejandro Alvarez will host a screening and give a Q&A about the film. A full, feature version is expected to be completed by late 2018.



Art Installation


BDYHAX is an annual conference about body hacks and human enhancement in Austin Texas. Topics covered include human augmentation, transhumanism, biohacking, bioethics, and cyborg culture at large. Each year experts from international locations speak, give workshops, and present on the current state of body hacking, gene therapy, body modification, and wearable technology. Legislation, regulation and other legal, scientific and cultural issues are also popular topics.

Every year BDYHAX is joined by vendors and sponsors interested in nootropics, prosthetics, implantable technology, fashion tech, and personalized health. Attendees meet others in related communities and industries and are introduced to interesting technology like CRISPR, CAS9, North Star, North Sense, RFID implants, and the newest nootropics.

The event lasts for three days, and starts with a special Friday night event devoted to the sextech industry called SexTech Friday. Friday night speakers include Rich Lee, developer of the Lovetron 9000 (an implantable vibrator), professor Hilary Malatino and feminist blogger Arabelle Sicardi. Hillary is an assistant professor at the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University. Her areas of research include queer theory, trans and intersex studies, science and technology studies, feminist bioethics, continental philosophy, and decolonial thought. Arabelle has written for her own blog in addition to Teen Vogue, Buzzfeed, and Refinery 29, on beauty, fashion, feminism and identity. Mal Harrison of the Center for Erotic Intelligence will emcee the evening. SexTech Friday wraps up with a body hacking burlesque routine and a wearable synthesizer performance.

Saturday and Sunday feature a range of body hacking content from DARPA Biological Technologies Office Director Justin Sanchez to performance artist Stelarc. BDYHAX will have additional talks about life extension technologies, gene therapy, a debate on transhumanism versus anarcho-primitivism, how to build your own artificial pancreas system for Type 1 diabetes, and more.

Saturday night wraps up with The Wormhole, our cyberpunk party celebrating the science fiction and fantasy of William Gibson’s Neuromancer, Metal Gear Solid, Deus Ex Machina, and popular cyberpunk literature and video games. 2018’s performers are Magic Sword, Mr. Kitty, Left/Right, and CYBRNETX, a music project from transhumanist musician Jason Barnes.