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katelyn on Thu, 13 Nov 2008 13:24:35 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-nl] Workshop by !Mediengruppe

The Hidden City: Tools for Sousveillance: Hack a day #10

!Mediengruppe Bitnik is a Zurich-based media collective that became notorious, 
amongst others, by bugging the Zurich opera with radio transmitters and 
offering free live telephone broadcasts of the opera 
performances to the neighborhood, aesthetic hacking of movie files, and a 
pirate TV station based on media illegally downloaded from the Internet. The 
group does not understand hacking as a cult of technology geeks, but as a 
social intervention and practice everyone can adopt. To this end, they have 
been touring with their workshop series ,,A Hack a Day``, inviting and 
working with local and international artists. 

On friday, during the day, they will be at Rotterdam to take you on a city 
walk where they'll do some serious security camera hacking. Equipped with 
CCTV video signal receivers they will let the incoming surveillance camera 
signals lead us through the city. The CCTV video signal receivers will catch 
surveillance camera signals in public and private spaces and make them 
visible: surveillance becomes sousveillance. By making images visible which 
normally remain hidden, you'll gain access to the "surveillance from above" 
enabling us to use these images for a personal narrative of the city. 
Workshop is 14-11 / from 13.30 -17.00 / Attendance is free / with construction 
manual for later DIY! / Whoever has handycam, bring it! (plus cable and fully 
charged battery!)) / Start  {AT}  Piet Zwart Instituut - Karel Doormanhof 45 / 
ends  {AT}  WORM / 
!Mediengruppe Bitnik are Carmen Weisskopf, Domagoj Smoljo, Silvan Leuthold, 
Sven König (since 2007) and Daniel Ryser (since 2007), Adnan Hadzi (since 
2008) and Sameer Sait (since 2008). The city walk will be leaded by Carmen 
and Domagoj. 

Please sign up by mailing to: katelyn {AT} wormweb.nl (This is not obligatory to 
join, you can also join Bitnik spontaneously, but it's handy for us to know) 

mail: katelyn {AT} wormweb.nl

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