Anatasia has been working on innovated uses of biohacking in magic
A frequent speaker at magic, transhumanist, and biohacking conferences, Synn currently has 52 implants (2023), including the largest magnet ever implanted into a person, as well as a sound-transmitting magnet implanted into the tragus of her ear. All of her modifications were surgically performed by a nurse and an underground DIY surgeon.
Synn has used her implants to perform magic tricks, appearing on the television show Penn & Teller: Fool Us. This performance was named by BioHacking News as one of the top biohacking moments of 2018.
Synn’s biohacking is part of the DIYbio cyborg subculture called “grinding”, which developed out of the magnets being used in the body modification subculture instead being used as a hack to acquire an “electromagnetic sense”. Around half of Synn’s implants are microchips, which she programs to give herself heightened senses and abilities, such as opening locks, turning on her computer, and the like.