Day 1 – 36C3
After having traveled for a few hours, we missed the opening ceremony but still had a few good first impressions. Here are a few notes from what I managed to see so far at Day 1 at the 36C3 in Leipzig:
16:10 The Large Hadron Collider Infrastructure Talk
Sev and Thasti give an insight into how the Large Hedron Collider at CERN works. LHC is a particle collider that measures about 27km in diameter and requires – if I got the two speakers right – 450kV of current off the French electricity grid. The particle beam produces enough energy to melt 1000kg of copper, when turned on.
17:30 From Managerial Feudalism to the Revolt of the Caring Classes: David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5000 Years and Bullshit Jobs is talking about how the caring classes, e.g. health and education, are becoming increasingly less appreciated and how administration is on the rise.
Link to Lecture.
21:00 What the world can learn form Hong Kong.
Katharin Tai talks about backgrounds of the Hong Kong protests and explains the 5 demands of protestors. The clarity helps the movement keep their momentum and stand against government. She also gives insights into strategies to cope with police and organisation of the protests, that are ongoing for months now. So is “Be water”, a phrase apparently inspired by Bruce Lee, a tactic to organise flash mob type protests. Plenty of these ideas are reflected in Hong Kong Protest Art, that Katharin Tai also covered in her talk.