As Biohackers, we understand the real health benefits of happiness and social connection. We often find ourselves torn between fully participating in the festivities and keeping to what we know is a healthy lifestyle. But what if there were a way to eat those bread rolls, drink the sangria, and still wake up the next day feeling like a champ?
The last half-century of research has turned up a myriad of ways through which we can mitigate the impact of alcohol on our system, as well as dampen our body’s negative response to sugars, grains, and even oxidized fats. Join us as we explore the biology of how these foods affect our systems, and learn a myriad of easy hacks to bolster your body’s ability to handle them.
Please join the Hackstronauts in welcoming Avisha NessAiver, CTO and Co-founder of Birya Biotech. Avisha is an electrical engineer, programmer, serial entrepreneur, personal health consultant, and ruthless self-optimizer. He has spent the last decade applying a scientific mindset towards learning and evaluating methods for enhancing physical and mental performance. He lives by the credo of “Efficiency in all things.”
There will be another chance to attend this event next year
Due to the overwhelming response this presentation of “Wearable Tech & The Quantified Self” is at capacity. We are now in the planning stages to update and expand this presentation for future events so, sign into Meetup.com and watch for all kinds of brain hacking magic at: https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Biohacking
Wearable Tech & The Quantified Self
What: A presentation by Greg Ulan founder of our Meetup community Greg will be talking about his favorite bio-hacking wearable tech and what it has done for his goal of maximizing his performance and health. When: Friday, December 13, 2019, 7pm Where: Carpe VM – 290 5th Avenue, 5th Fl. Studio
For more info on this and other events visit us online at: HACKSTRONAUT.COM
Seating Is Limited We are proud to have reached the seating capacity for registered attendees and we are sorry to say that people that haven’t registered for this event will not be admitted to to stay within safe numbers.
Nootropics (/noʊ.əˈtrɒpɪks/ noh-ə-TROP-iks) (colloquial: smart drugs and cognitive enhancers) are drugs, supplements, and other substances that may improve cognitive function, particularly executive functions, memory, creativity, or motivation, in healthy individuals.
With the exception of the thrilling segment on The Hackstronauts (starting at the 6 minute mark} this video might be hard to parse. We had a great conversation with the host Tom and the highlights are in the piece. That being said, we hope you’ve brushed up on your Dutch because this piece produced by Steven Schoppert for Brandpunt+ in Holland is narrated by its Dutch speaking host (Tom Kleijn) and features many Dutch speaking interviews. We are looking into subtitling but that might present challenges as we won’t be able to stream the video to our site directly. In the meanwhile enjoy. Here’s the link again: https://brandpuntplus.kro-ncrv.nl/broadcasts/13899/
This Monday we officially send our digital tentacles across the ocean and share our unique, if strange way of life with the forward thinking nation of Holland and by extension much of the rest of the planet. Brandpunt+(The Dutch version of our 60 Minutes) will be bringing their camera(s) and innovative program to our humble little group of incorrigible geniuses. Because of this unusual opportunity to share our mission with our new Dutch friends we have planned to demo an invention that hacks our 6th & 7th senses as human beings (“Equilibrioception”: balance, gravity & “Proprioception”: body awareness). The inventor, (Craig Weltha) calls it The Weltha B.A.R.Ph. (Bio-Applied Rotational Physics) Board. Craig will be joining us to demo this insanely challenging and engaging device and if you want a preview on how it works and the bio-hacks behind its benefits check out his FB page here: Spinning Man USA – aka Craig Weltha.
We will meet at the usual place: Idea Coffee at the corner of 5th Avenue and 28th Street (246 5th Ave) and then head to the Carpe VM studio to demo these really intriguing bio-hacking devices including The Weltha Board, the “HeartMath Inner Balance” smart biofeedback sensor and more.
Please RSVP through this MeetUp as we need to know how many will be attending and who to contact if the plan should change. We look forward to having you join the conversation and share it with our growing community.
See stills from the event and watch the link to Brandpunt+.
Wednesday night The Hackstronauts screened “Altered States”. Though it was only for an audience of 2, rediscovering that film blew my mind as it did back in 1980 and the handful of times I saw it in between.
Come join us for our screening of Ken Russel’s 1980 sci-fi, paleogenealogical-bio-hack, horror “Altered States”.
IMDB “Altered States”: A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.
If you are a bio-hacker (like me) the premise is “next level”. If you are a Hackstronaut (like me) you want to know if the dial can go in the other direction. If you are also a Hippy-Nerd (like me) you’ll want to meet that shaman and begin your australopithecine transformation as soon as you can get to his fire-lit cave.
We’ll start with our usual chat before the film for some background and to briefly share our thoughts on experimenting with Ethnopharmacology. Then we watch the movie.
After, we will inevitably chew on all aspects of “Altered States” and review our own altered states after watching this Paddy Chayefsky penned romp through the rise of hominids.
We have also planned to give attendees an opportunity to select a GroupOn for a session in an isolation/flotation tank and possibly your very own mind induced de-evolution. The discounts are significant (i.e.: $150 marked down to $89) and you have your choice of locations. This will be the first of a coordinated effort to gather data from every Hackstronaut that participates and we look forward to collaborating on a report of sorts with our findings. But if you just want to watch a great Sci-Fi movie about tripping so hard you grow fur, there’s that. What could go wrong? There’s a protohuman somewhere inside of you screeching to get out.
From prehistoric Hadar in the Awash Valley of the Afar Triangle in Ethiopia to the modern-day underworld of Taipei “Lucy” (2014 – Luc Besson) is a story of super human abilities “overclocked & unlocked”. By inadvertently hacking the compounds that create the explosive growth of a fetus in the 6th week of gestation (a compound named in the film as CPH4) Scarlett Johansson (not hard to watch even for an hour and a half) becomes a shape-shifting, telekinetic, time traveller. What’s not to love.
The science is, shall we say, fiction (voilá “Sci-Fi”!). The plot is caper-gone-wrong/adventure and the concepts are pure nootropic fantasy which make for one DAMN fun ride.
We’ll watch this eminently entertaining movie on our big screen and then, while dispensing with the hooey biochemistry, have a discussion about the idea of unlocking the totality of our brains potential and magic.
Hope to see you there.
Come join our MeetUp Group NYC Biohacking, Nootropics, Limitless to see where this all began. And please come join us for our next screening (probably Ken Russel’s 1980 Regression-Biohack Horror “Altered States”) on January 11, 2017.
We are 115 Hackstronauts strong (at this posting: 11/28/16, 4:31 PM) and increasing. What is our next milestone? What is now possible with this concept and where would you, our growing Bio-Hacking masses, like to see this thing go?
So with an eye on making our group self-sustaining and empowering we look to our immediate future. Let’s realize all of those crazy future plans we have with some concrete first, second and third steps. This meeting of the Hackstronauts is about making a difference by marshaling our resources and building on this auspicious start.
See what kinds of things we’ve envisioned at Hackstronaut.com. Invent some of your own ideas, bring them to this meeting and we could possibly realize them together.
At the next meeting of the Hackstronauts (MeetUp Event Info) we’re going to investigate magic tricks, optical illusions and all manner of brainteasers in order to hack our sensibilities. We will touch on topics ranging from Legerdemain to Confabulation (i.e.: The Mandela Effect – a social phenomenon gone amok in recent times). Any fan of MC Escher knows where his work takes us when we meditate on his brilliantly engineered madness. Many of us have strained to defocus and tease the bizarre 3D shapes out of the chaos of stochastic images. We ask how does this work? We ask because we can’t leave well enough alone and just enjoy the trick. We do this not to diminish the wonder it produces but to seize the mechanism and add it to our tool box. We want to use it everywhere and make our world more magical not less. Join us at the next meeting of our growing group of alchemists and I’ll probably break out the two or three magic tricks I know how to do.
What could a Hackstronaut be up to on any given Friday? A beer with buddies? Where’s the hack in that? How about a new and novel way to cut loose, tune in and chill out? Well then, Kavasutra must be our destination. If it’s your first experience with Kava (Wikipedia: Kava) or Kratom (Wikipedia: Mitragyna speciosa) some of us are well experienced with the stuff so feel free to ask us what to expect. Now some grown-up stuff… Be assured we will have your back so that this will be as astounding an experience as possible while being safe and educational. That being said we still insist that you take ultimate responsibility for your own wellbeing and conduct. Okay, lets have some fun with this! Play is what evolved beings do to learn. Note: Kratom has been said to have a nootropic effect along with its more recreational aspects. Guess I’m giving away what I’ll be drinking. Prost!
KavaSutra is America’s finest Kava Bar serving premium kava and other herbals. We now have locations in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Denver, and New York. Our Kava and Herbals are the best of the best and we import all Kava directly from Vanuatu where Kava ceremonies date back thousands of years. This kava is known to be the highest quality kava root available in the world.
KavaSutra Kava Bars have a relaxing, tranquil environment where you can come in, kick back, drink a kava shell and relax within a non-judgmental and welcoming gathering place. Come join our MeetUp Group NYC Biohacking, Nootropics, Limitless to see where this all began. This post was the invitation to our MeetUp Group on 10/21/16.