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BDYHAX2018: The BodyHacking Convention (Austin, Texas)

BDYHAX is a 3 day bodyhacking conference complete with speakers, workshops, interactive experiences, and more than a few chances to party with your peers. While doing our part to “Keep Austin Weird,” we’ll transform the beautifully remodeled Sheraton into a Transhumanist paradise from Feb 2nd-4th, 2018.

Fusebox Festival 2016 (Austin, Texas)

Join us in beautiful Austin, TX for the 12th Fusebox Festival. Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, visual and culinary arts.

The 2016 festival will take place over 5 action-packed days in dozens of venues and locations all over the city. Hundreds of local, national, and international artists in all disciplines converge for one of the most unique cultural events in the country that reaches 30,000 people annually.

South by Southwest 2016 (SXSW) (Austin, Texas)

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.

SXSW creates a platform for artists to gain international exposure, and connect with leaders in the fields of music, film and technology. We encourage collaborations between artists of diverse backgrounds, and seek to work with established artists and organizations, as well as help break emerging artists.

Our goal is to showcase international artists, support local talent and contribute to a vibrant culture of art in the city of Austin while enhancing the SXSW experience for registrants.

Previous projects include The Impossible Wall Project with POW! WOW! and SprATX, Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective at the Contemporary Austin, PI in the Sky by Ishky, Tree by Simon Heijdens, and the SXSW Eco® Light Garden.

BodyHacking Con 2016 (Austin, Texas)

Bodybuilders, tattoo enthusiasts, tech folk, and every other group out there has their own conventions focused on precisely what they’re already into. BDYHAX is a little different. By bringing everyone together we want to expand horizons, create new connections, and, hopefully, encourage new frontiers to be explored. Join us as bodyhackers from all walks of life share philosophies, technologies, and maybe the occasional cocktail, all in the name of altering the human body as its owner sees fit.

The 2+ days of BDYHAX include conference sessions and discussions focused on everything from information security in wearable tech to the sense of touch being integrated into prosthetics. You’ll have the opportunity to meet biohackers augmenting the human sensory experience in their DIY labs, hear debates on ethics in human augmentation, and build your own tDCS device for at-home brain hacking. Check out the cutting edge of cosmetic surgery, the latest buzz in tattooing, and far more amazing things than we could ever hope to possibly write about in a single paragraph.

Kaleidoscope 2015 VR Film Festival

The Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival is a traveling showcase of the best in cinematic virtual reality. Come celebrate the pioneers of virtual reality filmmaking with an evening of artist presentations, VR demos, and engaging discussions.

Kaleidoscope has curated 20 of the most innovative VR films from around the world. These pioneering artists are inventing the language of cinematic virtual reality.

Tour Schedule

August 22 – Portland, Oregon
August 26 – Seattle, Washington
August 29 – Vancouver (Canada)
September 15 – San Francisco, California
September 23 – Los Angeles, California
September 26 – Denver, Colorado
October 1 – Montreal (Canada)
October 4 – Toronto (Canada)
October 6 – New York City
October 14 – Austin, Texas

http://www.kvrff.com/

Fusebox Festival 2015 (Austin, Texas)

Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, visual and culinary arts. The festival takes place over 12 days in venues and locations all over the city. Hundreds of local, national, and international artists in all disciplines converge for one of the most unique cultural events in the country. Building on the success of our Free Range Art initiative last year, the 2015 Fusebox Festival will be completely free to attend.

Bounce House and Calibration Room by Christine Sun Kim (Austin, Texas)

Calibration Room: Date TBD
Bounce House: April 3-4, 2015

The artist Christine Sun Kim will be in residence at the Visual Arts Center at UT Austin from March 30 to April 4, 2015, where she will produce a process-oriented project to engage audiences in an interactive performance through two new installations: Calibration Room and Bounce House. Deaf since birth, Kim creates work that addresses her relationship to sound and language. She calls into question ideas of ownership and the ability to broaden one’s awareness by rethinking the physicality and other dimensions of sound through visual expression.

Calibration Room will occur on The University of Texas campus early in Kim’s residency and focuses on the individual’s sound reality over the collective. With this installation, the artist invites individuals to experience an audio piece within the intimate confines of a small room specifically adjusted to each participant’s personalized hearing levels.

In contrast, Bounce House revels in the opportunity to communally share awareness of the tactile qualities of sound. With a soundtrack provided by international and local sound artists, designers, and musicians, the public during the 2015 Fusebox Festival will immerse themselves in a room expressly designed with an audio system that delivers very low frequency sounds. Attendees will be able to feel and dance to beats that can only be felt rather than heard, exposing a deeper understanding of what sound can be.

South by Southwest 2015 (SXSW) (Austin, Texas)

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.

These are some of the sessions I would attend if I was going in 2015:

User Experience Design Shaping Our World – Genevieve Bell, Intel, Featured Speaker
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP42487

A visit to the SXSW Eco Art Installations:
http://sxsw.com/music-film-interactive-sxsw-eco/news/2014/sxsw-eco-art-installations-sxsw

Beyond Wearables: Future Fabrics and Fashion Design – Abe Burmeister (Outlier), Billie Whitehouse (Wearable Experiments), Colin Nagy (The Barbarian Group), Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman (Pratt Institute)
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP41600

Ready to Wear? Body Informed 3D Printed Fashion – Pauline van Dongen
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP35674

Evolving 3D Production Into Immersive Technologies (Michael Wilken, Alastair Green, Brian Vogt)
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP40739

Storytelling Engines for Smart Environments (Jonathan Belisle, Lance Weiler, Meghan Athavale, Vincent Routhier)
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP35883

HoloGramma: How Tech Can ‘Bring Back’ Our Departed (Christina Lopez, Peter Meier, Nick Smith, Michael Chang)
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP37612

Artist Meets Hacker: How Tech is Changing the Arts (Devon Smith)
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP41667

Bioart: Melding Biotech and Art (Daniel Grushkin, Wythe Marschall, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Karen Ingram)
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP40120

The Future of Physical Digital Place-making (Rick Lin and Shagun Singh)
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP35301