What we're about

At the Biohacking & Quantified Self Netherlands Meetups we discuss the latest developments, projects and trends in tracking and hacking the human body.

The main language during the meetups is English. The audience typically consists of enthusiasts, tool makers, professionals and scientists, but everybody is welcome.

During the meetups there are talks in the following themes: quantified self, biohacking and future.

Quantified Self

These talks are modeled on the Bay Area Quantified Self Show & Tell meetings started in 2008 by Gary Wolf and Kevin Kelly in the Bay Area.

This is a regular show and tell for people who take advantage of various personal self-tracking tools and methods to gain more knowledge about themselves, others and the world around them. Come share what you are doing and learn from others.

Topics include, but are not limited to: Self-experimentation, Behavior monitoring, Lifelogging, lifecaching, lifestreaming, Location tracking, Digitizing body info, Biometric data, Psychological self-assessments, Medical self-diagnostics and Personal genome sequencing.

Biohacking

Biohacking involves changing, altering and improving the human body with (experimental) technology.

Topics include, but are not limited to: genetic modification (with CRISPR/cas9), epigenetics, organoids, biomedical technology, exoskeletons, protheses, neurotechnology, braincomputer interfacing and neurohacking.

Future

What is the impact of quantified self, biohacking and other technological developments on organizations, governments, healthcare, the education system and society? During the Future talks we discuss the politics and ethics of the future.

Topics include, but are not limited to: discussions of non-fiction books (from authors like Kevin Kelly, Ray Kurzweil, etc) and sciencefiction talks, like books, series and movies.

Links

Website Quantified Self (https://www.quantifiedself.com) worldwide (English)

More information about biohacking (https://superhumantalks.com/biohacking) (English)

More information about biohacking (https://peterjoosten.net/biohacking) (Dutch)

Partners

This meetup is powered by Permanent Beta (https://www.permanentbeta.nl).

Upcoming events (1)

Biohacking on Netflix

Seats2Meet Utrecht CS

Hi biohackers and trackers, We are thrilled to announce our next meetup. The program will allow you to meet the community, talk about your personal project and see and hear great stories of our speakers! This Meetup is part of the Tech Tuesday: https://www.meetup.com/PermanentBeta/events/xngfjryzqbnb/ PROGRAM Doors open: 19:00 Start Tech-Tuesday: 19.30 Start Biohacking Meetup: 20.00 Seating is limited, so be sure to RSVP in time. And if somehow you might not be able to make it in time, please change your RSVP in time so someone else might come! PRESENTER Peter Joosten - https://peterjoosten.net/biohacking THEME In October the documentary Unnatural Selection aired on Netflix. This 4 part serie is about genetic modification with CRISPR/cas9. Besides the usage in the scientific and medical community, the serie also zooms in on do-it-yourself biohackers like Josiah Zayner and Tristan Robberts. During the interactive talk we discuss the different themes of the serie. For example: - the impact of CRISPR/cas9 on science - the usage of CRISPR/css9 in healthcare - the ethics of DIY biohacking To attend you do not need to see the serie. LINK https://www.netflix.com/title/80208910 SCHEDULE: 19.00 Walk-in, meet and greet 19.30 Kick-off Tech Tuesday 20.00 Start Biohacking Meetup 21.00 End Biohacking Meetup 22.30 End Tech Tuesday Looking forward to seeing you all, Peter Joosten @wpjoosten

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QS NL 2019 Q4 @ Utrecht

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