Michelle Meas

Michelle Meas

COVID-19: Pandemic Pandemonium

The novel coronavirus outbreak that started late last year has already
shaken up the global economy, caused massive public unrest, and given us
the equal parts funny and dystopian situation with those
face-recognizing drones that yell at people for not wearing masks. But
with so many people talking about the same thing, how do we sort out
what’s real and what’s conspiracy? Is the novel coronavirus a bioweapon?
Are pangolins secretly humanity’s great adversary? Do masks actually
work? Why the heck are we talking about Russia? This talk will begin
with an overview of the latest literature on COVID-19 and highlights of
the outbreak so far. From there we will dissect the various claims made
by private entities, separating fact from fanatical and tracking how
information travels through meatspace.


Dr K, Jen and Darren

Dr K, Jen and Darren

Brain Hacking – Train Your Brain for Love, Joy and Peace

Meditation is becoming a buzz-word for “beating” stress but seems very complicated to learn. We will show how DIY (Do It Yourself) brain technology projects such as DIY EEG (electroencephalogram) and tDCS (Transcranial direct current stimulation) can actually work as training wheels for a relaxed and energized mind. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), is a non-invasive, painless brain stimulation treatment that uses direct electrical currents to stimulate specific parts of the brain. A constant, low intensity current is passed through two electrodes placed over the head which modulates brain activity.

Volunteers will be invited for on-screen demos and DIY designs will be shared.

Disclaimer:  These are not FDA approved devices, caution must be observed. Do at your own risk


Jo Jones

Jo Jones

Duck and Cover 2.0: How Preparing for the End of the World Can Prepare You for Anything

Even though the Cold War ended almost 30 years ago, there are still a lot of valuable lessons that can be learned from that era. One of the hallmarks of Civil Defense was to prepare yourself and your family for the coming Nuclear War. There were thousands of pamphlets, ads and movies created to teach people how to survive and thrive when Mutually Assured Destruction came to fruition. In this presentation, I will go over some of the more famous Civil Defense campaigns of the Cold War and how you can apply these tips to keep yourself and your companies safe in the modern world.


F4R4D4Y

F4R4D4Y

Epstein Faraday didn’t kill himself

What happens when a social-media addicted hacker and Twitter Troll quits the internet for six months? What happens to a human being – whom are social animals – when their main contact methods with friends, family, enemies, and coworkers is dissolved?
Did erasing his data from OSINT and family tree/ancestry sites help with privacy, at least? What about the memes? WHAT ABOUT THE MEMES?!
Listen to his story how it simultaneously saved and ruined his social life at the same time as his health improved (with all the consequential data he could collect) to help you make an informed decision if you decide to make the ultimate pièce de résistance of our digital age.