Talking to academia issues?
I am working with some people at my University and they are having issues with me having implants that are not regulated even though it has about 2 steps of separation from the projects I am working with them on.
What is a good way to talk to people in the academic world about this stuff? I can't keep it a secret because I am pretty public online already about it and I don't want them to be caught in a weird situation. But when I mention it to people they shy away from helping me with these other projects. They worry that if I have an implant go bad and it somehow gets some press it could be called into question with a heading like "Student doing research under PhD has implant infection". Of course they do not want anything like that happening, and I also don't want anything like that to happen.
Does anyone else do work at a university and have issues? What about people working on labs or any other bio-medical situation?
Like glims said feel it out on a case by case. I only bring it up when I know how someone will react or even if I'm trying to prove a point. Try the whole evidence approach to to also instead of your word. It is academic based people so give them what they know.
The academics who've responded the most enthusiastically to my interest in biohacking have been (non-admin) academic librarians and the geologists. Those two groups tend to be made up of a lot of outcasts, body modders, and general weirdos. But again, if they're an admin first (our director is an Admin PhD and just doesn't get how the field works), then I don't bother.
Random tangent: The field I just finished is still really antsy about ethics and unregulated, unapproved testing. I had a professor who instructed my class to do a final project on human trials research without approval. It was the first time I was in a field that did human research, so I was new to the process. Turned into an utter shitstorm when the dean found out. That professor is now a prosperity gospel evangelist who claims to heal people with his powers from god.