22C3 is happening this week in Berlin. It's basically the premier European hacker conference, and it's been going on since the 80s. But the definition of a "hacker" has changed over the years. It's no longer synonymous with "criminal" behavior.
This is a conference worth paying attention to. At 22C3, they're addressing a wide variety of issues, including copyright, privacy, search engines and many more topics with an eye towards the future.
And guess what? They're putting videos of their presentations online! Check out the complete list of presentation video downloads here.
Here are a few worth paying special attention to:
- Keynote from Joi Ito
you'll have to grin and bear it through a mundane conference introduction first
- We lost the war - Welcome to the world of tomorrow
Great presentation on the war for privacy
- On working memory and mental imagery - How does the brain learn to think
The human brain: The ultimate personal computer