Sunday, May 26 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Frontiers of Bioengineering and Biohacking

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Can we, or should we, transcend the limitations of our bodies? Do we really need implantable continuous lab testing, prosthetic electronic contact-lens cameras, or puppies that glow in the dark? This panel will discuss the brave new world of biohacking, grinders, and the cyborg lifestyle.

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Karina Perez

Karina Perez works at the Aerospace Industries Association with both the Strategy & Integration and Technical Operations & Standards teams. In this role, she serves as AIA’s Research Center associate and helps manage and maintain strategic partnerships while supporting meeting planning... Read More →


Shaun Moshasha

Executive Director, Charlottesville Open Bio Labs
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Michael Klein

Associate Professor, James Madison University
Michael Klein is Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication and Director of the Cohen Center for the Humanities at James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA). He teaches a course about zombies, and uses science fiction literature and film as a means of exploring... Read More →
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Virginia Soenksen

Author / Associate Director, James Madison University
Virginia Soenksen has always enjoyed creating new worlds and characters, and at some point, started writing her ideas down. She is an art historian and associate director of a museum. A longtime sci-fi fan, she is the author of the Genetic Chronicles series, including The Titan Strain... Read More →

Sunday May 26, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Panel 1 (WW B)
  • Moderator Karina Perez