TEDxTuesday is a weekly installment featuring a new TEDxSFU 2013 speaker leading up to the annual conference on September 21 at the SFU Theatre - Burnaby Campus.
Ever wished you could unlock doors, turn on your lights, or log into your computer with a simple swipe of your hand? Amal Graafstra does just that as one of the first and most well-known “do-it-yourself” RFID (radio-frequency identification) implantees in the world. Enthusiastic about unlocking new ideas and ways of interacting with the world, TEDxSFU is extremely excited to announce that Amal Graafstra, technologist, author, and double RFID implantee as well as Founder of Dangerous Things, will be speaking at this year’s conference!
Pioneer of the DIY RFID implantation movement, Amal has been helping hobbyists and biohackers explore RFID technology since implanting his first tag in 2005. Since then, he has authored the book RFID Toys, spoken at various venues including hacker clubs and universities, and has co-authored a peer reviewed research paper on the subject of DIY RFID implantee subculture for the ISTAS 2012 symposium on technology and society. Dedicated to providing personalized settings for his own ultimate convenience, Amal can be found at @amal and www.amal.net.