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Topics of the hillhackers

The topics can include (but not limited to)

This list was done for the very first call for participation in 2014. We keep it, as those topics will be affecting us anyway further.

Please feel free, to add whatever other point that comes into your mind. Also sort, cluster, or do whatever you like with it :)

  • Hardware
  • Art'n'Beauty
  • Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
  • Security & Protection
  • Robotics
  • Free and Open Knowledge
  • Web Development
  • Biohacking
  • Making… and breaking
  • Ethics, Politics, Society
  • (Digital) (crypto) currencies (bitcoin, zerocoin, dodgecoin, *coin)
  • Law, Culture, Movies, Literature, Theatre
  • Forensics (hardware and software)
  • Reverse engeneering
  • Netneutrality (e.g. on the technical/infrastructure side we dont wanna have it, but on the content-side/ society side we do need it? Also: What kind of web and internet do we want?)
  • Science & humanities, academic research
  • Crypto “after snowden”
  • (Blinken-)Light installations (Diwali will be on 23rd!)
  • Hackspaces, Hackbases, Hackfarms and other places for hacking and making (also: why does not work in India and what to do?)
  • How to make Crypto better usable and understandable?
  • How can we protect each other on- and offline?
  • Alternative Energies (water, solar, wind, magnets, robots, buddha,…)
  • Device neutrality (I can do with my hardware what I want)
  • Property issues: my device is mine even if I use it differently (eg rooting android devices)
  • Open hardware (regaining full control)
  • Android and other mobile systems
  • Alternative networks (regaining full control)
  • Plausible deniability
  • Open Street Map, also its recent discussion topics (e.g. how to place unstable borders?)
  • Arduino, Rasberries and similar technologies
  • 3D printing, lasercutting and other digital fabrication technologies
  • Deep packet inspection (DPI)
  • Mobile phones (hacking, making, breaking and repairing, also coding and understanding)
  • Tor and other routes in the internet
  • Models for paying back: Not everything should be free in the internet? “Free and Open” doesn't mean without costs…. “content enumeration”
  • Bio and medicine…
  • Open hardware and open software for implants and exos skelleton parts? (??)
  • Design, Graphics and the love of fonts
  • Websecurity and protection
  • Patents and Openess
  • Game and Play
  • Physical security
  • Security of infrastructure
  • FOSS and its development, licencing, documentation, usability
  • Embedded systems
  • Quad-/micro-/octo-/whatever-copter
  • Anonymity on- and offline
  • Biometrics and Genetics
  • Powerconsumption and Energies
  • Subversive art
  • Wikipedia(s) and Wiki-technologies
  • States spying and monitoring us
  • Civil rights in the digital age
  • Open Governments, e-Governance
  • Open data, big data, data mining, datalove <3
  • Alternative political forms (e.g. things like liquid democracy)
  • Blackboxes (and opening them)
  • Lockpicking
  • How to implement safety and protection on lower OSI-layers to avoid Layer 8 problems?
  • Programming and Languages
  • Electrics and electronics
  • Microcontrollers
  • Internet of things - and do we really wanna have the whole house connected?
  • #youbroketheinternet - lets make a gnu one
  • Geek- and nerdculture
  • Old Hardware
  • Car2Car Communication
  • RFID and other contactless technologies and their impact
  • Laws in and about Cyberspace, made from the giants of flesh (link to john perry barlow independence)
  • Data security and shelter of data…
  • Education, e-learning and how to get the kids to understand
  • Cryptoteaching, how?
  • Cryptoparty, quo vadis?
  • Cyberethics
  • DRM and similar copyright technologies
  • Drones and other autonoumous systems
  • Artifical Intelligence
  • UID/Adhaar and similar cards and databases
  • Signing on e-media
  • Fair and green IT
  • Alternative Networks
  • Secret agencies and their impact and ethics
  • Google Glass, Rasberry-Eye, EyePhone (futurama) and similar projects
  • Internet of Things and other automatisation (e.g. house, car)
  • Laws, Institutes and state of the art in other Asian countries
  • Borderless / Classless Internet
  • Accessebility
  • Infrastructure
  • Pharma technology and patents
  • De-Militarization?
  • NSA and what they do to as (and they have done to us as a commity)
  • ICMS and what it does to us
  • Satellites
  • Social Networks
  • Funding for projects and crowdsourcing (share your experiences!)
  • Surveillance on all protocols online and in physical space
  • Transparency
  • Data retention / ICMS and similar laws in various countries
  • Elections and how to vote…
  • Electronic voting systems, in India and abroad
  • Whistleblowing
  • WLAN
  • Augmented reality
  • Censorship
  • Culture
  • Moar crypto, all over…. (e.g. what about crypto or even tor over internet exchange points?)
  • Creative cooking (also part of biohacking)
  • Human rights (on- and offline)
  • Women rights in Asia and all over the world
  • Cyberpeace and Cyberwar
  • Knitting and other DYI methods
  • Waste hacking (creative reuse, upcycling and recycling)
  • Games and entertainment
  • Music
  • Movies and movie making
  • History of networks, computers, games
  • How to form terms, e.g. the term “hack”
  • Origami
  • DYI everything
  • Thoughts and ideas
  • Questions often not asked
  • CA cert and self-signed-certs
  • Podcasting
  • “teaching, learning and learning to teach”
  • please add, its a wiki!
  • more
  • more
  • more

Some quotes

Please collect more!

 "It is probably true quite generally that in the history of human thinking 
 the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where 
 two different lines of thought meet. These lines may have their roots in quite 
 different parts of human culture, in different times or different cultural 
 environments or different religious traditions: hence if they actually meet, 
 that is, if they are at least so much related to each other that a real 
 interaction can take place, then one may hope that new and interesting 
 developments may follow."
quote from Werner Heisenberg - Fruitful Developments Where Thought Meet


 "Hackers believe that essential lessons can be learned about the systems—about 
 the world—from taking things apart, seeing how they work, and using this 
 knowledge to create new and more interesting things."
Steven Levy - Hands-On Imperative

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