Translation, Hybridisation, Appropriation of U.S. hacker culture in Europe

Maxigas

2017-06-07 17:30 @ ESCTS, Lisboa

0. Appropriation of U.S. hacker culture in Europe

Theoretical background

Methodology and data

The results I am presenting today are based on an ongoing anthropological and historical investigation that began in 2012. The data is sourced from field notes, semi-structured interviews with practitioners and archival work. Since I have been participating in the field as a media activist since almost two decades, I have good access to a set of otherwise slightly paranoid hacker scenes.

1. Italy: Political cyberpunk

Poster of Hackmeeting Italy 2014 Bologna

Poster of Hackmeeting Italy 2014 Bologna
Poster of Hackmeeting Italy 2014 Bologna

Source: http://www.pcofficina.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/1730.jpg

Organising Hackmeeting Italy 2011

Organising Hackmeeting Italy 2011
Organising Hackmeeting Italy 2011

Source: http://hacklaviva.net/2011/11/o-hackmeeting-foi-assim/

Hackmeeting Italy 2014 Bologna

Hackmeeting Italy 2014 Bologna
Hackmeeting Italy 2014 Bologna

Source: http://mes3hacklab.org/img/gallery/hackmeeting2014/

2. Germany: Northern and Southern circuits of hacking

Italian Hackmeetings

Italian Hackmeetings
Date Location Venue
1998-06-{5,6,7} Florence Centro Popolare Autogestito CPA FI-sud
1999-06-{18,19,20} Milan CSOA Deposito Bulk
2000-06-{22,23,24} Rome CSOA Forte Prenestino
2001-06-{21,22,23} Catania CSA Auro
2002-06-{21,22,23} Bologna Teatro Polivalente Occupato
2003-06-{20,21,22} Torino El Barrio
2004-04-{2,3,4} Genova Laboratorio Buridda
2005-06-{17,18,19} Naples CSOA Terra Terra
2006-09-{1,2,3} Parma Buffolara 8 [occupied for the event]
2007-09-{28,29,30} Pisa Centro Sociale Rebeldia
2008-09-{26,27,28} Palermo Centro Sociale Occupato Ask191
2009-06-{19,20,21} Rho Centro Sociale SOS Fornace
2010-06-{2,3,4} Rome Centro Sociale Autogestito La Torre
2011-06-{24,25,26} Florence Centro Sociale Autogestito nEXt Emerson
2012-{06,07}-{29,30,01} L’Aquila Asilo Occupato
2013-06-{7,8,9} Cosenza area ex-officine FdC Cosenza
2014-06-{27,28,29} Bologna spazio pubblico autogestito xm24

Iberian hackmeetings

Iberian Hackmeetings
Date Location Venue
2000-10-{20,21,22} Barcelona CSOA les Naus
2001-09-{21,22,23} Leioa Gaztetxe de Udondo, Bilbao
2002-10-{04,05,06} Madrid Labo03, Lavapiés
2003-10-{24,25,36} Iruña
2004-{10,11}-{29,30,31} Sevilla La Casa de la Paz
2005-10-{21,22,23} Menorca Es Mercadal
2006-10-{13,14,15} Mataró CSOA La Fibra
2007-10-{12,13,14} Gernika CSOA Astra Gernikeko Gaztetxea
2008-10-{17,18,10} Málaga La Casa Invisible
2009-10-{09,20,11,23} Madrid Patio Maravillas
2010-10-{21,22,23,24} Zaragoza Cárcel de Torrero
2011-10-{21,22,23} Corunha CSOA Palavea
2012 Calafou Calafou
2013 Pamplona Euskal Jai / Iruñako Gaztetxea
2014 Marinaleda

Chaos Communication Congresses

Chaos Communication Congresses
No. Year Motto Short Venue
1 1984 CCC’84 nach Orion’64 - Eidelstedter Bürgerhaus in Hamburg
2 1985 Du Darfst - *
3 1986 Damit Sie auch morgen noch kraftvoll… - *
4 1987 Offene Netze – Jetzt! - *
5 1988 ich glaub’ es hackt - *
6 1989 Offene Grenzen: Cocomed zuhauf *
7 1990 (no motto) *
8 1991 Per Anhalter durch die Netze - *
9 1992 Es liegt was in der Luft - *
10 1993 Ten years after Orwell - *
11 1994 … Big business is watching you?! - Bikini-Haus in Berlin
12 1995 Pretty Good Piracy … - Eidelstedter Bürgerhaus in Hamburg
13 1996 Der futurologische Congress *
14 1997 Nichts ist wahr. Alles ist erlaubt. - *
15 1998 All Rights Reversed - Haus am Köllnischen Park in Berlin
16 1999 (no motto) 16C3 *
17 2000 Explicit Lyrics 17C3 *
18 2001 Hacking Is Not A Crime 18C3 *
19 2002 Out Of Order 19C3 *
20 2003 Not A Number 20C3 NaN Berliner Congress Center in Berlin
21 2004 The Usual Suspects 21C3 *
22 2005 Private Investigations 22C3 *
23 2006 Who can you trust? 23C3 *
24 2007 Volldampf voraus! 24C3 *
25 2008 Nothing To Hide! 25C3 *
26 2009 Here Be Dragons 26C3 *
27 2010 We come in peace 27C3 *
28 2011 Behind enemy lines 28C3 *
29 2012 Not my department 29C3 Congress Center Hamburg in Hamburg
30 2013 (no motto) 30C3 *
31 2014 A New Dawn 31C3 *
32 2015 Gated Communities 32C3 *
33 2016 Works for me 33C3 *
34 2017 tba 34C3 Congress Center Leipzig in Leipzig

Fairy Dust in front of CCH 31C3

Fairy Dust in front of CCH 31C3
Fairy Dust in front of CCH 31C3

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:31C3_CCH_Fairy_Dust_illuminated.JPG

Glenn Greenwald keynotes 30C3

Glenn Greenwald keynotes 30C3
Glenn Greenwald keynotes 30C3

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2013-12-30_30C3_2821.JPG

Pneumatic tube system

Pneumatic tube system 30C3
Pneumatic tube system 30C3

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2013-12-30_30C3_3432.JPG

3. France: Lost translations

Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre

Presentation at the university

Nocturnes: Tanneries, Dijon, 2005

Entrance

Anargeek propaganda

Conclusions

  • Northern and Southern circuits of hacking
  • Political technologies vs. technological politics
  • Lost translations in receptions vs. encounters

Questions?

Email address:

maxigas@anargeek.net

Slides URL:

https://slides.metatron.ai/appropriation-of-us-hacker-culture-in-europe/

Website URL:

https://relay70.metatron.ai/

OpenPGP fingerprint:

FA00 8129 13E9 2617 C614 0901 7879 63BC 287E D166

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