Human Augmentation 101 WEST

December 15th, 2018

We’re bringing bodyhacking to the Bay Area for a Human Augmentation 101 event! Enjoy a full day of talks and demos about brain computer interfaces, interpreting your genetic information, implantable tech, bioethics and more.

Mixæl Laufer

Chief spokesman for the Four Thieves Vinegar Collective, Mixæl Laufer worked in mathematics and high energy physics until he decided to use his background in science to tackle problems of world health and other social issues. Perpetually disruptive, his most recent project makes it possible for people to manufacture their own medications at home. Open-source, and made from off-the-shelf parts, the Apothecary MicroLab puts many medications within the reach of those who would otherwise not have them.

Scott Novich

Dr. Novich is an Electrical & Computer Engineer and Neuroscientist who received his PhD in Dr. Eagleman’s lab. His thesis work on non-invasive sensory augmentation provides the foundation for NeoSensory’s technology. During his graduate school studies, Scott was a volunteer organizer with the DEF CON hacking conference and founded Glitch.FM—a live broadcast Internet radio station that has featured weekly recurring shows from the world over.

Louis Anderson

CEO and founder of biohacking startup Zwytech, Louis worked in a lab before graduating high school early. Now 17, he travels while constantly working on biohacking projects. Currently he is working on a interface between the body and technology.

Russ Foxx

Precision piercing, advanced modification, scarification & body suspension artist.

Dr. Paul Abramson

Dr. Paul Abramson has been conducting ketamine-assisted therapies in his integrated group medical-behavioral practice in San Francisco for over 3 years, and will share his clinical observations. He will also address the history and current state of medical research on the other emerging treatments in this space, such as MDMA, psilocybin and others.


Paul Abramson MD received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and is board-certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He was in the second cohort of the CIIS Certificate in Psychedelic Therapies and Research program in 2016-17, where he continues to lecture and consult. In addition to managing My Doctor Medical Group, his private medical practice in San Francisco, he serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at UCSF and on the medical staff at Sutter CPMC hospital. A former engineer, hospitalist physician and consultant in health technology, Dr. Abramson also completed a residential Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Dr. Andrew Weil’s Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. He has been a supporter of the return of psychedelics to medical practice for over 20 years.

Human Augmentation 101 WEST will take place at:
Menlo College


There is no partnered hotel for this one-day event. We recommend taking advantage of any of the nearby hotels, hostels, or AirBnB’s.

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We’re always looking for minds and bodies to help us make this thing go. If you want to get involved, please fill out this intake form and someone will be in touch.