Hello and welcome to post No 5 of the rC3 calendar!
Note: The second ticket batch is exhausted. Thank you so much for your overwhelming interest in this event! We hope you enjoy rC3.
This post has matured an extra day and comes out steaming hot! Sorry for keeping you hungry and waiting – we’re sure it’s worth it.
Today it’s all about culture, knowledge and their creators feat. the overall situation. We also have two surprise guests with a little something to share for those of you who would like to finally light it all on fire.
The Situation of Artists
As everyone has probably noticed by now, Corona has hit many industries hard. That’s why we would like to remind you that every year, countless artists, creative people and event technicians shape the Congress with us.
Year after year, they enrich the bland technology, electrical installations, trusses and partition walls with socially critical art installations and fascinatingly creative eye-catchers. Without them, Congress would be just a grey mass of cable-packed tables.
Hacking is art and art is hacking – where the two meet, we all learn and broaden our horizons. Whether it’s a VR experience about the experiences of pigs on their way to the slaughterhouse, a typewriter connected to the internet or an installation made of old metro display boards – they are all part of the manifold expressions and embodiments of chaos.
Art is open source, it doesn’t wear out, on the contrary, it gets better the more we engage with it.
If you can – or if you couldn’t buy a supporter ticket due to your location – please consider supporting artists in your area! Technology only ever reaches the state of the art.
Torch everything – with science!
Two people, known for their unique performance, we may bring home to you today. Nicolas Wöhrl and Reinhard Remfort, the producers of the podcast Methodisch inkorrekt! have managed to combine their craft, physics, with a knack for performance. After some iconic appearances at past Congresses, they have gone on tour in Germany with their stage show. Unfortunately, Corona makes no exceptions for people who could vividly instruct how to clean those hands and strap fabric correctly over people’s noses.
In addition to their glittering star career, the two of them still allow themselves a second life in academia, so there’s constantly new content for the old familiar podcasts and their new stream Optisch inkorrekt! For us, they have unpacked their camera to bring four little experiments to your home and to brighten up the darkest season of the year. We are looking forward to finally starting a fire with you – creatively in the spirit of science, of course!
Nicolas und Reinhard also included a short message:
Since “normal people” (TM) obviously light four ritual flames at the end of the year, we wanted to follow suit and did the same for you. Since we were not in Hall 1 this time either, but only in our own study rooms, we were also able to bypass the essential security measures and were thus not restricted in terms of content!
Stay well! See you at rC3 and hopefully next year again in persona.
The fine print: Please only light entities selectively and make sure you are in a fire-safe environment when recreating. No cats were harmed during the production of this video.
The video is in German. It shows
- relighting a candle on its own fumes from a short distance
- how to start a fire with a bubblegum wrapper and a battery
- a tiny fire tornado using air circulation
- a DIY fire breathing act using clubmoss spores
Everything is one. Except the 0.
In the coming year, a documentary film called “Alles ist Eins. Außer der 0.” will launch in German cinemas. The film by Klaus Maeck and Tanja Schwerdorf reflects on the (founding) history of the Chaos Computer Club and where we are today.
https://allesisteins.film/ (German content)
If you would like to know more about it, keep an eye out for the Fahrplan. There will certainly be one or two events on this topic ;)
Datenschleuder from the past
Following on from this, there is no cyber content to cringe and marvel at here like the last two weeks. Today’s throwback content is a bit more “analogue”. At least it can be done on standard (non 3D) printers. The Datenschleuder is the club magazine and has been around since 1984.
Observant data travellers will notice how far we have come and yet how little has changed about the topics. Below, and to conclude for today, some of the Datenschleuder covers up to the millennium:
We hope you all get through the week well. Be kind to yourselves and remember to take some rest before the event.