We finally made it. Again, way too much time passed to finish off the complete set of recordings due to a technical problem on day one which forced us to re-capture and re-edit a quarter of the recordings. It always good to have backups.
But now we can provide you with the complete set of recordings in both audio-only and the complete video version. All videos are sized 640×480 pixels and are superbly encoded featuring very low bitrates and an unsually good video quality at the same time. All files can be played back on the iPod. Thanks to the 23C3 video crew of FEM Ilmenau and CCC Ulm for this great setup that took months to develop and refine. The audio is provided in ordinary MP3 format.
You can retrieve the audio and video recordings either manually or in an automated fashion by subscribing to the feed via the 23C3 Video Recordings or the 23C3 Audio Recordings podcasts we host at our Chaosradio Podcast Network site.
As usual the complete material is licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0 Germany license allowing you to freely redistribute the recordings. Make use of it.
Please note this is the first official release of the recordings. There are some prematurely distributed videos on the web and public video hosting sites that lack proper metadata and sometimes do not state the license correctly. The new files have been double-checked and shouldn’t contain any grave errors (hopefully!). If you want to mirror the complete set of recordings you can retrieve them from ftp.ccc.de/congress/2006 (be aware that MIME types reported by ftp.ccc.de are currently not correct).
We are currently producing a video documentary of the recent 23C3 event. We have tons of nice footage and interesting interviews, but we want more. So we are looking for cool quotes by speakers in the lectures being held at 23C3 and we want you to spot them for us as it is an enormous task for a few people but probably feasible for a huge crowd doing it in parallel.
So take a look at our preliminary video recordings (they are almost complete, just some talks of the first day are missing as they have to be re-captured from tape). We are looking for insightful statements that reflect our culture, provide anecdotal information or are just plain funny. The excerpts shouldn’t be longer than 10 seconds, the shorter the better.
If you find something that you think might be worth including, please point us to the URL of the recording and give us the time and length of the clipping. Send this by e-mail to tim at ccc dot de along with a subject like “23C3 Cool Quote” or whatever. Thanks in advance for your help.
While some 23C3 lecture recordings have already been leaked to the net, the official high-quality recordings are still in preparation (but making good progress). We do not encourage redistribution of the leaked videos as they lack proper license information, titles and correct meta-data. Please note that all material is released under CC-NC-
The to-be-released files come in MPEG-4 H.264 640×480 format and will be pretty small. The files are iPod-compatible and will hopefully be released as a podcast soon after.
Please contribute to our press review section and please also add longer blog posts about 23C3 as we consider them to be “press” as well. So far the list is lacking a lot of non-german reports. Thanks for your help.
We couldn’t be happier with how everything went. This have been four days of exciting activity and creativity, discussion and communication. Thanks to everybody for coming, sharing ideas and just being great.
Please give us some feedback. We really love to know about everything you liked or that can be done better next time.
Also you can tell us your opinion about every talk you saw. Go to the talk’s page in the Fahrplan and click at the green link.
You can submit photos to our Photo Documentation. The best way to do so, is to post a link to your gallery on that page. Of course, you can upload your photos directly to the wiki too, but links are preferred. Make sure to specify the license under which you publish your pictures. Since we would like to promote free access, please choose a Creative Commons license, preferably the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-by) license, which is the freest of all. Only under these terms, we can publish your photos in our publications or give them to journalists who want to write about the Congress. And please ask the people you took a picture of if they want to see their faces online before you upload them somewhere. Privacy, you know!
If you want to receive the 23C3 lectures live via TCP/IP, consult the Streams page in the 23C3 Wiki. It always reflects the current status and provides the necessary streaming URLs.
We are, as usual, expecting a really big run for entry tickets on the morning of the 27th – you had to wait about an hour last year. However, the ticket counter will open already on 26th in the evening. It is scheduled to open at 20:00, probably earlier. So if you are already in Berlin, please buy your ticket on the 26th in the evening. It will be a lot easier and faster for you and us – and will save you a lot of time standing in some cold ugly weather condition.
Everything else right now seems to work out quite smooth, no bigger fuckups, internet connectivity is already running. Oh, and just in case you have some old CPUs or Ram collecting dust somewhere in your room: Bring them to the Congress, we are collecting them for some kind of a benefit project.