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May 22

SIGINT 2009

16:00 KOMED, Cologne Add this event to a calendar application

SIGINT is a conference on discourse in the digital age, brought to you by the Chaos Computer Club, one of the biggest and most influential hacker organizations in Europe. Its stated purpose is to bring together, surprise, and enlighten those interested in playful and clever interactions with computers, networks, art, politics, and society. SIGINT is about participation and making the world a better place. The conference takes place in Cologne, Germany, in close proximity to the Ruhr area in Western Germany and not far from the borders of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxemburg.

The name SIGINT stands for intelligence-gathering by interception of signals in the world of secret services and should also be immediately recognized as short for "signal interrupt" by Unix geeks -- just grep for SIGINT in /usr/include/asm/signal.h in your Linux source. No matter what angle you look at it from, SIGINT the conference is about meaningful signals in the stream of information, about what is relevant and what is entropy and chaos.

SIGINT will feature invited talks, keynotes, and performances. Discussions and workshops will get every participant involved throughout the day. However, we also want you to contribute your ideas for talks and send in your submissions!

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