I EATED IT: Net Cultures Brunch
THE MULTITOUCH CONSOLE -- Reconstructing artefacts from the space station
++ A workshop with members of the c-base crew.
For more than twelve years, a diverse community of artists, hackers and generally crazy people have been excavating and reconstructing artefacts of the crashed space station c-base. We will give a short introduction to the history of the reconstruction project, highlight experiences gained and then exhibit the latest result of our archeological work: the famous multi-touch console MTC.
Using the MTC as an example, we will talk about the process of reconstruction, the technologies discovered and future possible excavation plans.
The second part of the workshop will offer the opportunity to play with the artefact and write your own application or demo for it.
More information about the c-base can be found at www.c-base.org. You can find a description of the MTC here: www.multitouch.de.
++ Film screening
Freedom Downtime is a 2001 documentary film sympathetic to the convicted computer hacker Kevin Mitnick, directed by Emmanuel Goldstein and produced by 2600 Films.
WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH “FREEDOM”?
A technological perspective
Public discussion with Emmanuel Goldstein
++ Emmanuel Goldstein
Emmanuel Goldstein is the editor and cofounder of 2600, which has been publishing since 1984. He traces his hacker roots to his college days at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in the late 1970s. In fact, he wound up being the focus of an FBI raid on campus in 1983.
He is also the chief organizer of the Hackers On Planet Earth conferences, which have been held in New York City since 1994, bringing thousands of hackers from around the globe together to trade stories and techniques.
Emmanuel hosts America's only hacker radio show which airs on New York City's WBAI 99.5 FM every Wednesday evening. The program has also become extremely popular over the Internet. In addition, he directed/produced the film on the Kevin Mitnick story entitled "Freedom Downtime."
To this day Emmanuel enjoys playing with phones, operators, and customer service representatives worldwide. His passions include urban exploration, mind exploration, and space exploration.