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On Hackerspaces and Anonymity Networks. Talk with Jacob Appelbaum (NoiseBridge, San Francisco)

Jacob Appelbaum lives in San Francisco and is an independent computer security hacker currently employed by the Tor Project.. He is the executive director and a founder of the hackerspace Noisebridge in San Francisco (www.noisebridge.net).

NoiseBridge is a space for sharing, creation, collaboration, research, development, mentoring, and learning. Noisebridge is also more than a physical space, it’s a community with roots extending around the world. The hackerspace provides infrastructure and collaboration opportunities for people interested in programming, hardware hacking, physics, chemistry, mathematics, photography, security, robotics, all kinds of art, and, of course, technology. Through talks, workshops, and projects, it encourages knowledge exchange, learning, and mentoring. As a space for artistic collaboration and experimentation, is open to all types of art – with a special emphasis on the crossover of art and technology. From hardware labs to electronics, cooking, photography, and sound labs, anything that’s creative is welcome.

The tor project is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.

The meeting with Jacob Appelbaum is organized by the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre. Presented by Tatiana Bazzichelli.

Thursday January 7, 2010.
14.30-16.00, Helsingforsgade 14, Turing building, 8200 Århus N, room T014.

AHAcktitude: Hackers and Artivists in Milan

AHAcktitude 2009
27-28-29th November, Milan, Italy

AHAcktitude 2009

AHAcktitude 2009

# Organised by:
aha@lists.ecn.org and AHA: Activism-Hacking-Artivism

In Milan on the 27, 28, and 29th of November the artivists of the AHA mailing list will meet at the “Il Cantiere” social centre.
Activist-artists, artistic hackers, social-artistic activists, call them  whatever you like. The 600 subscribers to the AHA mailing list are just a small part of all those people who, in Italy and in the world, know that the medium is not just the message, but the massage and the ‘mixage’. They know that it is not enough to complain about TV (be it mainstream, communitarian or niche), or blabber on about alternative communication, because the experience must be developed, and because communication without bodies only communicates stereotypes, and the body without intelligence only produces manipulation.

For this reason from last year the subscribers of aha@list.ecn.org meet face to face periodically, each time in a different city, to open the black boxes, to get their hands inside the technological devices for communication and imagination, to deconstruct the official knowledge and share new knowledge, to work at collective intelligence of bodies and not at capital intelligence, to broaden the resistance to globalization of multinationals.

AHAcktitude will be three days of activity and activism, of enjoyment and sharing, of study and fun. Technology, music, Internet, literature, telecommunications, marketing and social networks: everything will be targeted at open sourcing and open sharing. Methods, approaches, attitudes that are different but that communicate in order to explore, understand, and act in our condition of technologically modified beings.
Because human beings are worth more than merchandise, and we will not be satisfied while the life of someone who has more is worth more than the life of someone who has nothing.

aha@lists.ecn.org is an Italian mailing list created in 2002 within the AHA: Activism-Hacking-Artivism project, founded by Tatiana Bazzichelli,
aka T_Bazz. AHA wants to promote networking and critical thinking, connecting artistic practices to political and social activism. We define these practices as artivism.

(Txt from the AHAcktitude community website)

More info:

AHAcktitude 2009:
http://www.ahacktitude.org/event/2009/
Social Network:
www.ahacktitude.org

AHA mailing list:
http://lists.ecn.org/mailman/listinfo/aha

AHA – Activism-Hacking-Artivism:
www.ecn.org/aha

Hackmeeting 2009, Milan, Italy

Hackmeeting – 19th-20th-21st June 2009 – Milan @ Social Centre Sos fornace, via San Martino 20-Rho.

Hackmeeting manifesto

Source: http://www.hackmeeting.org

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.
Practical information

  • 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.