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.