Hi hackterians and friens,
+++apologies for cross-posting+++
CC-BY-SA Yves Sorge
The call-for-participation for this year’s Chaos Communication Congress, 27-30th December 2018, Leipziger Messe, is out! And already for a little while. In case you hadn’t noticed, there is a SCIENCE TRACK \o/, just like every year. Here’s the specifics…
DEADLINE: 15th October
Here’s an english version of the science track text (unfortunately the one on the blog is still the old one from last year…):
We see science as a method of “reverse engineering” the world and are interested in the latest results. How can we free our orbital front yard from all its accumulated space junk? How can we develop algorithms and feed them with data that won’t perpetuate existing discrimination? How can DNA editing cure diseases without causing a zombie apocalypse?
To benefit from new knowledge and the technologies that come from it we need to understand how it all relates to and influences our environment and society. No matter if you work at a research center, university or in a garage: If you explore and evaluate interesting and important developments from a scientific point of view, this is your track!
A nice thing this year is that they’re specifically asking for what they call “Foundation Talks” - this should be entry level backgrounders for people who are new to a topic - great both to apply for and to listen to. You can also check out the other tracks of course - hardware, art and culture… many of them could be (and has been) a good home for the kind of shiznitz we do in this kitchen.
And in reality the talks are only a small part of it. It’s an amazing thing… hope to see some folks there!