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TA3M - February

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Location: Technologia Incognita, Louwesweg 1

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Agenda:

- Selfho.st
- Report back of the Refugee Hackathon
- Lightning talks
- Drinks

Doors open 19:30
Start 20:00
End: 22:30

TA3M Amsterdam November

Location: Budapest, Pesthuislaan

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Next TA3M. Agenda to follow.

Doors 19:30
Start 20:00

TA3M October 2015

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After a couple of months of silence, TA3M Amsterdam rises again.

Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. Currently, TA3M are held in various cities throughout the world, with many more launching in the near future.

There is no official program, but come on over for a drink, laugh and show off anything you want in particular! Be welcome!

Date
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 19:00
 
Location:

Aux Yeux de Tous

Film on the surveilance madness in Paris

Location: Amsterdam, Budapest

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Film by Cédric Jimenez and Arnaud Duprey shot largely from the perspective of security cameras and webcams. Audio is largely recorded phone conversations. set in Paris.

After a bomb-attack on gare d'Austerlitz in Paris, the security camera footage got lost, but police suspects a known terrorist group. Meanwhile an anonymous hacker gets hold of the lost footage and decides to investigate.

This 80 minute movie is fairly unique in it's choice in video and audio sources, providing an interesting perspecive as seen by the hacker or security personel. The storyline provides a good commentary on both privacy and the relation to currentday governments, comparable as a current day 'WarGames'.

This is the first screening in the Netherlands with english subtitles.
Details

Language: French
Subtitles: English
Length: 80min
Directors: Cédric Jimenez, Arnaud Duprey
Writers: Audrey Diwan, Arnaud Duprey

Links

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106321/
Wikipedia(en): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aux_yeux_de_tous
Wikipedia(fr): https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aux_yeux_de_tous

Location:
Social Space Budapest, pesthuislaan, behind the Buddha, Amsterdam
Buddha: http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2411542050

TA3M.org is now connected to twitter. Have a look at our new site for updates and announcements.

TransHackFeminist Report

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The TransHackFeminist convergence was first organized in Calafou, an eco-industrial post-capitalist colony, located 60 km from Barcelona, Catalonia. For seven days, from the 4th to the 11th of August 2014, intersectional feminists, queer and trans people of all genders met to better understand, use and ultimately develop free and liberating technologies for social dissent. The participants of the THF! understand technologies and hacking practices in the broadest sense; this includes hacking the body, gynecology and gender hacking, as well as academia, parenthood, and also computer systems, (distributed) networks, autonomous servers, “pirate”, community based and/or independent radio/tv, hardware and electronics. Around 90 people came to the convergence, where discussions, panels, hands-on workshops and performances on a variety of subjects unfolded.

you can read the entire report overhere;

 

http://transhackfeminist.noblogs.org/files/2015/01/THF_report_Eng.pdf

16-02-2015 Amsterdam

The February edition

Location: Torenkamer De Waag. Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam

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Stylometry, Mapping Data in Slums and Catching IMSI-Catchers in The Hague.
All at ‘De Waag’ in Amsterdam

Program:

Computational stylometry and (your) anonymity
"Computational stylometry is an attempt to uncover some information about the author of a given text. This can be the author's age or gender. Sometimes the author is known to be a member of a specific group (e.g. a political party). In such a case it can be possible to identify which member of the group is most likely to have written the text. This has implications for the anonymity of authors."

With: RZ, Master student Artificial Intelligence

Nairobi Slum Mapping
The mapping and online publication of slums in Nairobi.

There is no comprehensive map of all Nairobi slums. There is a lot of information about the large and well-known slums but hardly any knowledge exists about the smaller slums. Due to this lack of knowledge these small settlements are more vulnerable to illegal evictions. Organizers of evictions and their accomplices find it easier to go ahead because the evictions and human rights violations taking place out of sight of the public. The more information is known about a particular slum, the harder it is to evict it unseen and without protest. The mapping system is connected with a database, where slum residents can upload & collect all kind of digital material. Slum Mapping is both a preventive measure and gathered information can be used for journalistic and legal purposes.

With Ralf Graf, Multimedia Artist, Photo Journalist, Social Entrepreneur & Human Rights Activist.

Catching IMSI catchers
IMSI Catchers are used in mobile networks to identify and eavesdrop on mobile phone communication. How hard is it to catch the IMSI-catcher? We present the tools we used and provide a tutorial and results from a drive through The Hague.

With DrWhax and Dosch of Greenhost

Your lightning talk!
Please share your ideas, projects and cunning schemes with all present and enjoy smart and valuable feedback!

TA3M is explicitly informal and open. Meaning that you are invited to hack the process, ask questions, and be critical. You are very welcome to join in if you have something you want to share or discuss.

We invite a diverse crowd from different communities developing or using technology for change. This months edition will be held at de Waag. TA3M is an initiative of OpenITP in New York. The TA3M in Amsterdam is organized by Greenhost.

We hope you will join us at TA3M Amsterdam or one of the other TA3M events!

Save the Date: March 1-6, 2015 Circumvention Tech Festival

CTFestival will cross-pollinate information across disciplines, while providing individuals with opportunities to collaborate with those who focus on specific regions or facets of the field. In addition, we will be conducting an event series serving the Spanish-speaking circumvention tech community.

The Invisible Committee Returns with "Fuck Off Google" | anarchistnews.org

A decent article about a brilliant eight page article on hacker culture, open data and governance.

Alternative Learning Tank

The Alternative Learning Tank is a nomadic school and artistic organization that focuses in the research, creation and implementation of educational programs on progressive and radical fields of knowledge that are not contemplated by educational institutions. It strives for a reform of those institutions, embracing how knowledge is being produced and transferred in the XXI century. Drawing from precedents such as contemporary social movements, digital rights, hacker culture, new media and a general critical stand point about technology. ALT develops a practice of intellectual production and advocacy at the intersection between pedagogy, art and activism.

Radically Open Security

an idealistic bunch of security researchers, networking/forensics geeks, and Capture The Flag winners that are passionate about making the world more secure. We believe in transparency and openness. And our goal is to secure the society that allows us to run a company in the first place.

Internet Protection Lab

The Internet Protection Lab is a steadily expanding partnership of international organisations. Each of its members works to promote a safe and accessible Internet for people everywhere. To this end, we jointly organise trainings on the subject of online safety, as well as offering technical support. So that Internet users can continue to search and share important information online, without fear for their personal safety.

NetAidKit

The NetAidKit is a pocket size, USB powered router that connects everything to everything, designed specifically for non-technical users. The easy to use web interface will allow you to connect the NetAidKit to a wireless or wired network and share that connection with your other devices, such as a phone, laptop or tablet.

19/01/15 Amsterdam

The January edition

Location: Knowmads, Ferdinand Huyckstraat 64, 1061 HW, Amsterdam , the Netherlands

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NetAidKit, Radical Open Security and the Alternative Learning Tank at Knowmads.

Program:

NetAidKit
The NetAidKit is a pocket size, USB powered router that connects everything to everything, designed specifically for non-technical users. The easy to use web interface will allow you to connect the NetAidKit to a wireless or wired network and share that connection with your other devices, such as a phone, laptop or tablet.

With Menso Heus (Internet Protection Lab) and Dr. Melanie Rieback (Radically Open Security)
(Heus and Rieback will also tell something on the general work of their respective organizations)

Alternative Learning Tank

Taking the crypto-pitchfork to the classroom

The Alternative Learning Tank is a nomadic school and artistic organization that focuses in the research, creation and implementation of educational programs on progressive and radical fields of knowledge that are not contemplated by educational institutions. It strives for a reform of those institutions, embracing how knowledge is being produced and transferred in the XXI century. Drawing from precedents such as contemporary social movements, digital rights, hacker culture, new media and a general critical stand point about technology. ALT develops a practice of intellectual production and advocacy at the intersection between pedagogy, art and activism.

With MBeltran, Postdigital & Zilog

Your lightning talk!
Please share your ideas, projects and cunning schemes with all present and enjoy smart and valuable feedback!

TA3M is explicitly informal and open. Meaning that you are invited to hack the process, ask questions, and be critical. You are very welcome to join in if you have something you want to share or discuss.

We invite a diverse crowd from different communities developing or using technology for change. This months edition will be held at Knowmads. TA3M is an initiative of OpenITP in New York. The TA3M in Amsterdam is organized by Greenhost.

We hope you will join us at TA3M Amsterdam or one of the other TA3M events!