Hackmeeting – 19th-20th-21st June 2009 – Milan @ Social Centre Sos fornace, via San Martino 20-Rho.
Nerds, techno-geeks, cyber-activists, net artists, creative geniuses, creators, subvertisers and, most of all, hackers! Get ready!
This year the Hackmeeting, the annual meeting of the Italian hacking scene, will take place in Milan. With its twelve-year-old experience, the Hackmeeting has involved many Italian realities (taking place in a different city every year – from Palermo to Turin), aiming especially at individuals with a curious and playful approach to technology – and not only that. For, apart from technology, the Hackmeeting also ventures into all sorts of fields – from social sciences to psychology, up to digital arts, ecology, cooking and so on.
This year, the Hackmeeting will double by splitting between a Warm-up period and the Meeting itself, thus appealing to those who until now have believed that they had nothing to do with this world… even though they downloaded some songs, had a look at the latest movie, tried to connect to their neighbour’s wireless network and even recovered their operating system that kept crashing…
During the Warm-up period (9th to 18th June), the Hackmeeting will get inside universities and researchers, philosophers and poets, because the culture of hacking never could restrain itself to motherboards, chips or coaxial cables, and always insisted in forcing its boundaries, which are determined by market, social control, and security, by the attempt to standardize everything, and by the obligations that prevent the thought from evolving. Hackit will then go back home for its proper Meeting (19th to 21st June) in the Sos Fornace, a recently occupied place in Rho, where it will take care of its own roots, the only ones that can generate new ramifications and embrace the future.
- Warm up: in all the Universities of Milan (Brera, Department of Physics, Bovisa, Bicocca, Department of Political Science, and a day event in the social centre Cascina Torchiera), from the 9th to the 18th June. The seminaries are open to everybody and will be organized together with professors, experts, and activists concerned with subjects that are particularly linked to the ethics and culture of hacking – history of hacking and net art; open-source; fear, security and surveillance; open-design and animation; p2p economy; eco-hacking; performances.
- Hackmeeting, at Sos Fornace, Rho (Milan), via San Martino 20 (http://www.sosfornace.org), from the 19th to the 21st June: three days of workshops, LAN space, sharing of ideas, files and hardware, lectures, meetings, laboratories, about free software, coding, digital freedom, peer-to-peer.