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At EMF it's easy to see lots of cool things and think you "that's awesome, but I couldn't possibly do that!": this talk is about how to overcome that feeling and get started in a new domain. Two years ago, despite having not done any woodwork since high school, I decided to turn my hand at building electric guitars; with success enough that people are now commissioning me to make them for them. But to keep such an ambitious project manageable I had to create structure and tools around...
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We were legally banned from using encryption on our computers, and were required to email the police every time we purchased a new computer, due to a “Serious Crime Prevention Order” lasting 5 years, which expired recently. Additionally, we had to email the police our exact whereabouts, and initially they tried to put in a condition that we had to send them a letter every time we used "the cloud". The order was given to us by a Crown Court judge after we were sentenced in a...
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There is a penis museum, but no vagina equivalent. There's only one way to change that: Make one. Join the Vagina Museum as they talk about why we need one, their experiences researching vaginas, vulvas and all parts related, what would go in a museum about the gynaecological anatomy and the wonderful and strange reactions encountered whilst making the world's first physical vagina museum. The museum will have four permanent galleries: science, culture, society and history. The science section...
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Poetoid Lyricam is a Raspberry Pi, camera, thermal printer and batteries housed in the body of a 1970s Polaroid camera. The pictures it takes are fed to a neural net which generates captions, these are then mangled and reformatted to resemble a poem, which emerges from the printer on the back. This talk will cover how it works and why it exists. With a look at my past and present experiences with text generation, Twitter bots, AI, and possibly going back as far as Dadaism and the cut-up...
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LoRaWAN is a long-range and low-power communication system used to connect physical devices to servers. It is a set of physical and logical protocols used to connect ultra low bandwidth devices across a large area. This talk first gives an overview the technology used, why you would use it, and giving some examples of where it is being used today. It then follows the challenges of rolling out a regional LoRaWAN network. This is an accessible technical talk. It contains technical information of...
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I hacked a domestic knitting machine from the 1980s and turned it into a network printer. I'll show you how I did it using a Raspberry Pi, an Arduino compatible board, Python and a PHP/MySQL web interface. I share my source code. I'll also take you through a brief showcase of what I've done with my printer since automating it, including Stargazing: a knitted tapestry on show for the first time here at EMF! Source: https://media.ccc.de/v/emf2018-29-the-knitting-network-printer Uploader: tubeup.py
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An episode of the Bricolage Podcast, interviewing interesting people LIVE on stage. https://www.bricolage.run Source: https://media.ccc.de/v/emf2018-387-bricolage-a-makers-podcast-live Uploader: tubeup.py
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Falling generally is consider bad. It hurts at best, sometimes fatally. However some folks like to jump out of planes and actively seek to fall even faster. Earlier this year, CBBC wanted to accelerate a TV presenter to the speed of a diving peregrine for the series “Beyond Bionic”, this required extra speed and thus the “Jet Boot” project was born. This talk will cover the technologies we used to help Andy Torbert fall even faster, specifically the use of 3D printing to make the final...
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Codes of Ethics are back in fashion - mostly driven by AI and other scary technology. What's in a code of ethics, and why should you care about it? Go behind the scenes with an ethicist and co-author of the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) new code of ethics that affects hundreds of thousands of computing professionals and get some answers to the following: What is a Code of Ethics? Why bother updating the old code, or having one at all? What's the code asking me to do, and why? How...
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In this talk, I will talk about some interesting applications of maths to video games, including how the find the shortest possible route to complete Pac-Man and the 3- and 4-dimensional shapes that 2D video game characters spend their time on. Source: https://media.ccc.de/v/emf2018-13-maths-and-video-games Uploader: tubeup.py
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Immediately after the screening of Hackers, we are honoured to be joined by Hackers director Iain Softley in conversation with Jake Davis (AKA Topiary), sharing stories and answering your questions. Source: https://media.ccc.de/v/emf2018-534-iain-softley-in-conversation-with-jake-davis Uploader: tubeup.py
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We spent thousands of pounds and hundreds of hours building the most awesome 110kg combat robot ever to be dreamt up and then the BBC goes and cancels Robot Wars. Here's the story how Deadlock was thought up, designed and made by 3 people in a garage as well as what our plans are now. Source: https://media.ccc.de/v/emf2018-83-life-after-robot-wars Uploader: tubeup.py
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As a member of the team who brought WaveNet into production, I would like to give an insight into the technical challenges and the technology which powers Google's voice, and how this type of algorithms could be used to solve other interesting problems. WaveNet is a machine learning algorithm developed at (Google) DeepMind which was the first to obtain human-like quality of voice directly modeling waveforms. You can read more about it here:...
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The past few years have seen a cascade of headlines about sex robots. It's a shame these are generally completely inaccurate, as behind them there are fascinating stories of intimacy and technology, computers and psychology. Throw in some science-fiction utopias and dystopias, loneliness and companionship, law and ethics, privacy and community and there is so much to be learned about our future with machines that could care for us and about us. The speaker has spent the past four years learning...
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How can classical ballet be used a medium for computer science theory, digital ethics and visualisation biometric data including EEG? What will the future hold for the human body and communication when we boldly go into space? What ethical consideration must we take to ensure that it is the many who control their personal data? We’ve been making educational, technologically exciting ballets and performance workshops for five years now. As artists we want to do collaborative learning with our...
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Orbs are located all over the site, hung in lots of locations (aiming for 30). Players use an RFID card to capture the orb for their team, changing the orbs colour. A website shows which team hold which orbs and tracks who is winning, with a live scoreboard in the null sector. This talk is a breakdown of how it all works, the orbs themselves and the game architecture. The hardware inside the orbs, why those parts were selected, and how they interact with each other. The software design and game...
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I've designed a series of PCB modules that can be wired in series to form wearable circuits: necklaces, bracelets, or even epaulets and other accessories. Each small PCB has solderable pads for large SMD or through-hole components – including LEDs, resistors, coin battery holders, and so forth. Each holds one component, except for a few which are decorative (such as LED diffusers), and I plan to expand with more. The PCBs also include strain-relief features; they are connected with wires to...
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Tagline: "I almost wish there were a conspiracy, but I'm afraid it's much worse than that." It is a widely, but vaguely, appreciated fact that banks and banking are powerful and important aspects of modern history, which affect almost all aspects of politics and society. Most thoughtful people, reflecting on the present trajectory of history, get the uncomfortable feeling that we are all being driven toward economic, political and ecological disaster, and that international banking...
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High Street clothing brands are developing digital machines to replace mass production with mass customisation. They aim to give customers more choice, but still as consumers rather than makers. We will explore how makerspaces could adapt these tools for DIY clothes making and show some of the tools that are accessible now. Using new technologies, you no longer need to be a specialist to design clothes and shoes that fit perfectly. We will bring examples, including 3D printed sandals, a shoe...
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I'm James, and I'm responsible for firing literally hundreds of billions of (low power) laser pulses at the countryside in the UK through my work at Gigaclear, a rural FTTH ISP. We're using mobile mapping technologies to make better maps of the country for our network planners. In this talk I'll provide an overview of Mobile Mapping technologies, precision location (and the technology to achieve it), and share some open source workflows and tools for LiDAR data. I'll also talk a little about...
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Everyone has visited a hacker conference, but not many have seen it through the eyes of an organizer. As someone who has worked hard behind the scenes to make SHA2017 one of the more awesome events, I am giving you a firsthand experience on the good, the bad and the ugly of event organisation. Source: https://media.ccc.de/v/emf2018-14-sha2017-behind-the-scenes-of-a-hacker-conference Uploader: tubeup.py
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Maybe you've been doing too much for too long. And if you have, there's the very real possibility that this is going to hurt you. Occupational burnout is the too common outcome of extended, seemingly-inescapable stress. In this talk we'll look at the impact of burnout, how to manage your way through it and a potential, unexpected upside. Come along to learn more about burnout, cognitive psychology and all the ways that your brain is (fascinatingly) terrible. Source:...
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A comprehensive description of good and bad ciders from a technical, simple flavour chemistry, and hardware viewpoint. What different apples do for the taste of a cider, what goes into a real cider, how real cider is made, and then by contrast how cheap cider is made. This talk is based upon four decades of cider making experience growing up on a British small farm. A comprehensive description of good and bad ciders from a technical, simple flavour chemistry, and hardware viewpoint. What...
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The internet began as a network before firewalls, where any computer could communicate with any other computer without intermediation; but today there are host firewalls, perimeter firewalls, content filters, NATs, DNS limitations, BGP hijacks and all manner of other mechanisms which limit you and your computer's ability to communicate — and what is a network if not for communication? The Tor "Onion" networking protocol is a return to this simpler, "disintermediated" state...
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Our ability to measure time has become so good that we've run into a problem. The Earth isn't very accurate. Which is awkward. Leap Seconds are our current best effort to bridge the widening gap between Atomic Time and the actual rotation of the Earth. But the addition of a leap second causes no-end of headaches for technology systems that often prefer to ignore it. In this talk I'd like to trace the history of Leap Seconds, how we deal with them and the ongoing debate about their future....
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A almost entirely factually accurate comedy set about the difficulties of getting people to experiment on when you're studying pain and fear, covering how utterly essential volunteers/willing subjects are to all human science and the perils and pitfalls of studying cognition in small children and babies, (and how they’re much smarter than we think). Source: https://media.ccc.de/v/emf2018-445-why-volunteers-are-unsung-heroes-of-science Uploader: tubeup.py
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Opening Ceremony Opening Ceremony Source: https://media.ccc.de/v/emf2018-486-opening-ceremony Uploader: tubeup.py
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The 20-year mission to make an old game run properly on a new computer, with many side quests along the way. Woven together are threads of reverse-engineering (of both hardware and software), 1980s computers (in particular the original IBM PC from 1981), emulator coding, game design, electronics, microcontrollers, web services, the demoscene, test-driven development and even a bit of pure mathematics. Source: https://media.ccc.de/v/emf2018-50-adventures-in-retrocomputing Uploader: tubeup.py
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What are the tools to effectively manage a hackerspace? In this talk I’ll walk you through the infrastructure and services that we chose to set up at our lab, as well as the rationale behind the choice. We’ll explore how can people communicate better with the right tools, and what is needed to maximize collaboration potential. The talk starts with what is in our experience needed to communicate effectively in a medium sized group (50-100 people), and then illustrates the tools and open...
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Often we use graphs and charts ('visualizations') to display information in a way which makes understanding the data they show seem intuitive. They are used by well dressed individuals to show their projected quarterly earnings, by primary school teachers introducing exciting new ideas to wide eyed children, and by news organisations trying to explain that it's definitely ok to drink that 5th cup of coffee. But all's not fair in charts and graphs, intentionally or not they are not always...
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This talk is about an Open Source robot version of me that I use instead of commuting. It uses web technologies and cheap, off the shelf hardware to give good quality audio and video, and also allows me to move around a bit. It's particularly good for small meetings where manifesting in a laptop or phone doesn't give me enough physical presence to participate fully. I'll run through the technologies involved, the advantages and pitfalls of using one, and some of the 10 experiments and mistakes...
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Technology seeks to ease our aging years with humanoid resources to replace care workers and improve our quality of life. But is that the answer for our 'golden' years? How do we plan and prepare for what's ahead? Depending on our genes and our jeans, we could live into our 100s but a lot rides on our perception of ageing and whether we want to do what our parents have done. Edye is a social anthropologist who works embedded with our older and oldest generations as they manage the challenges of...
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These are not the zombies you've fragged! A bioarchaeologist and an applied philosopher will take you on a historical zombie adventure beyond Romero's shambling hordes and stories about Haitian Voodoo. Did you know that the D&D wondrous item: Hand of Glory was inspired by real artefacts? Or that miasmic "zombification" in some video games reflects medieval ideas about contagion? What do past ideas about zombies tell us about zombies now? And how do video game zombies reflect...
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Smart connected lightbulbs are common, cheap, and come in a bewildering array of styles and functionality. Bulbs that change colour? Certainly. Bulbs that have a built in speaker? Yes. Bulbs that connect to a command and control network in a foreign state and potentially leak network security information? Of course. Come and learn what's actually inside one of these bulbs, what it does, whether it's trustworthy, alternatives that are potentially good actually. Leave depressed about the state of...
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Hear vicious venomous molluscs and baroque bifurcation diagrams! You could already buy knitted scarves of elementary cellular automata and simulated sea shells, now you can listen to what passes for tunes! Fabienne Serriere's generative knitting patterns drew attention to Hans Meinhardt's book "The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells", the code that came with it is being slowly resurrected. Abuse of inverse short-time Fourier transforms in Python turns shell patterns into sounds. We'll...
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Scratch is a popular language/IDE for teaching children to code. It is possible to extend the offline version of Scratch 2 with a Python module that communicates with Scratch via a web service. I have extended Scratch to control Midi instruments and Arduino projects, including controlling Lego Power Functions motors, having reverse engineered the infrared protocol they use. In addition, and perhaps most scarily, I have implemented a TCP/IP sockets extension with which I have exploited...
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The first self-balancing skateboard was made by Ben Smithers in Norfolk around 2007. This inspired me to build my own in 2008 and along the way I discovered how to program in C, Arduino's, IMU fusion algorithms, not realising this would be as hard as it turned out to be. A gyro was £160 back then, a 3 axis IMU is now about £5, how things have changed. Since then I have built one and two wheeled boards, 2 wheeled wheelchair prototype and many others, documented on YT and Instructables, long...
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Contemporary software engineering is at a crucial juncture in the evolution as a discipline. We’re professionalising and expanding our abilities, but in doing so we’re encountering dramatic new risks and venturing into new ethical territory. In this way, we share similarities with the expansion of traditional civil engineering during the industrial revolution. In this talk I’ll discuss what lessons can we learn from that industry, and how we can try to avoid making some of the same...
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The show that works like magic to spell bind the audience, make them gasp, gape, wonder and laugh. Featuring all demonstrations, strange and wonderful noises, levitating objects, flash bang and big sparks and the occasional funny smell, all done with some fantastic and rare equipment. You won't believe your eyes. The show that works like magic to spell bind the audience, make them gasp, gape, wonder and laugh. Featuring all demonstrations, strange and wonderful noises, levitating objects, flash...
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Throughout history, music has often been employed as a morale boosting device. From wartime rallying songs to football terraces to "If you're happy and you know it", we sing to encourage the troops; to celebrate epic victories; to cheer on our favourite team. Whose battles are more epic, whose victories more heroically won than global corporations with enough spare marketing budget to commission their own soundtrack? In this talk I will take my audience through the history of the...
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A talk which will appeal to anyone who has an interest in making their own electronic music instruments and noise makers. Starting simply, with creating your own contact mics and spring reverbs, progressing all the way to creating your own midi controllers and fully programmable digital audio effects. The concept is to show you how easy it is to get started (I had no formal electronics background, and just learnt from experimenting) and inspire you to get started making NOISE. The talk will...
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Machine learning is now ubiquitous in modern society. It's often used to solve problems such as spam email detection, natural language translation, to find images matching certain search criteria, or to make music recommendations. This talk will turn the problem around and examine the extent to which neural networks can emulate human creativity. We'll start by thinking about what it means for an algorithmic system to be creative. Then through examples we'll look at how techniques in machine...
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When you share an office with a CT scanner you start to look at the world differently, it's like having X-Ray vision (because it is X-ray vision really); you know you can look inside just about anything you like (as long as it is dead and will fit in a Pringles can.) Over the last 10 years or so I've been developing different types of CT scanner and finding uses for them that are not just the usual day-to-day teeth & bone scanning that is expected of them. From watching teeth dissolve in...
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The Internet, mobile telephony and mobile have radically changed the way people behave in emergencies and disasters across the world. In particular they have given people new tools and opportunities to find and help each other. From the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team building maps on the fly in the developing world, through mobile charging stations for refugees to self organised responses to natural and man-made disasters. Communities across the globe are becoming more resilient and with the...
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Most people know that you can have your ashes launched into space, or made into a diamond once you’ve been cremated, but being cremated is far from your only option. From alkaline hydrolysis to freeze-drying, there are many (legal) ways to dispose of a body. Whether you want to nourish fungi, roses, a coral reef or the minds of trainee doctors, your remains could make the world a better place. Why be scattered, when you can leave behind something way more interesting? This session will look...
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Ever wondered how the chips in your electronic devices are designed and fabricated? This talk looks at chip fabrication technologies, the process of designing, vaildating and testing analog, digital and mixed-signal chips. Several chip design projects the speaker has worked on, including prototype miniaturised capsules for fluorescence and ultrasound imaging within the human intestine, are also covered. Ever wondered how the chips in your electronic devices are designed and fabricated? This...
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The Battle of Mosul in 2017 was a turning point in world history, even though we think of it as just another one of the awful events of today's wars. Not since its founding in 1863, has the International Committee of the Red Cross been unable to provide a neutral source of protection and assistance to the victims of war and therefore declined to provide a presence on the battlefield. What does this mean for all citizens of the world, especially those living under the shadow of continuing,...
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Governments and organisations the world over are releasing free LiDAR data - capturing the globe in 3D down to the metre. But how can you take this data and make into something tangible? And how can you do it at both the small scale of cities and the enormous scale of mountain ranges? We'll look at three different methods of making 3D terrain models via both 3D printing and CNC machining - examining where the data comes from and LiDAR technology; the challenges of LiDAR data and how to shape it...
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You should be afraid of your smart home. Really afraid! I've wired up my house with dozens of Internet of Things gadgets. Some spy on me, some let in hackers, some send all my data back to China, some give me electric shocks, some betray my medical information to the police. Find out how I've ruined my domestic bliss and made my vacuum cleaner self-aware. Learn how to protect yourself and how to critically evaluate what you buy for your home. Content Warning. This talk contains frank discussion...
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When I learned the news that I had somewhat accidentally become the owner of a Decommissioned, 12 Storey High, Late Soviet Era, Water Tower in Latvia: naturally my first question was 'Could I use it to prop up a Buran?' (The USSR's equivalent of the US Space Shuttle)... and If I'd have asked that question to Woking District council, then I'm guessing the answer would be a list of regulations that would contravene - but in Latvia, the answer was 'Yes, it is your tower so you can do what you like...
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The talk gives an overview and describes the built-in support for prototyping, testing, and running Simulink models on Raspberry Pi®. It covers how to build a basic robot that demonstrates autonomous behaviour based on vision from the ground up. The Simulink built-in support for hardware enables hobbyist, engineers and students to access the hardware capabilities of the popular credit-card sized, ARM11 based Raspberry Pi® computer, from within Simulink environment, and deploy for embedded...
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Weight and temperature measurement for non-intrusive monitoring of a beehive. Total cost well under £100. Data transimission every 15 minutes via wifi link to Thingspeak for generating realtime data curves on a browser on a PC or mobile phone. Benefits of curves throughout the year will be described eg. swarm detection, advance warning of swarm preparation, need to feed colony, colony collapse, presence of brood, time to harvest honey Future work - audio & video Presentation will cover...
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Everything we see in the Universe makes up only a paltry 4% of the total sum. The rest is ‘dark’ – we know remarkably little about it other than what we call ‘Dark Energy’ is causing the expansion of the Universe to accelerate, and ‘Dark Matter’ is holding galaxies like our own Milky Way together. Scientists think that Dark Matter is everywhere, streaming through you as you read this right now! Understanding the nature of Dark Matter is one of the most important scientific...
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News and media outlets on the web are silos of information designed to be taken at face value and are resistant to aggregation and side-by-side analysis because - after all - they're really just vehicles to sell ads. Where aggregation is available to the average user (usually on social media), news feeds are customized on behalf of the user with algorithms they can't understand or control. To try and solve this problem for myself, I attempted to aggregate web content via RSS feeds, but found...
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As with many young people interested in computing, I could never work out how a computer could turn 1's and 0's flowing through logic gates into what you see before you. You learn that this magic box can be programmed to do all sorts of amazing things, but are never really given the details as to how it does it. I wanted to know more, and after some research I started making logic gates with the one bit of electronics I knew how to use: Electric relays. I scrounged parts from cars, microwaves,...
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"It's not natural!" This phrase is often used to try and justify bigotry and prejudice, especially against people who are LGBTQIA+, polyamorous, or women who don't fit traditional gender roles. But is it true? What do we mean by "natural"? As a bisexual, polyamorous biologist and science presenter, Antonia Forster is keen to set the record straight (no pun intended). What behaviours do we see in nature? What's the difference between gender and sex? Can animals be gay, bi or...
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Everyone's familiar with the science fiction scenarios of "AI gone wrong", but what's the reality of the situation? This talk introduces AI Safety, a field of research which analyses the actual problems we're likely to face with powerful AI systems, and tries to find technical solutions to them, so we can ensure that artificial general intelligence is safe and beneficial for humanity. Everyone's familiar with the science fiction scenarios of "AI gone wrong", but what's the...
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Modern processors are amazing devices: small, fast, low power and getting better with every generation. But the most amazing things about modern microprocessors is that they work so incredibly reliably despite all their incredible complexity. This talk is about the battle between complexity and correctness and about how new formal verification tools can be used to help you design higher performance processors that actually work. I will describe the common optimisations, the bugs that these...
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Closing Ceremony Source: https://media.ccc.de/v/emf2018-487-closing-ceremony Uploader: tubeup.py
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Standup comedy from scientists and technologist and futurists who work at the cutting edge of tech. Jokes and stories from comedians who know their graphene from their gravity beams, their innovation policy from interstellar probes. Lydia Nicholas, Scary Boots, Cerys Bradley and Anna Ploszajski will light up your night with no crossed wires. Source: https://media.ccc.de/v/emf2018-444-augmented-hilarity Uploader: tubeup.py
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A personal account of getting involved in the recreation at The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park of EDSAC. This was the first fully programmable general purpose computer built from 1946 to 1949 at Cambridge University. It has 3000 valves and takes 12kW of power. I am on the commissioning team finding how difficult it is to use valves (tubes) as logic circuits. You can find out more here: http://www.tnmoc.org/special-projects/edsac A personal account of getting involved in the...
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At the beginning of 2017 I joined a volunteer Data Science community called Data for Democracy and became involved in a project focused on putting together a submission for a worldwide competition run by UNITE ideas (part of the United Nations) on behalf of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) in Geneva. The main aim of this challenge was to build a machine learning-driven tool that can automatically identify news and other written articles about ‘Internally Displaced Persons’...
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In 1976, in an amusement park in Southern California, the crew of The Six Million Dollar Man were setting up a scene in a fun house. They moved a waxwork dummy, accidentally broke off its arm, and discovered that rather than being made of wax, it was made of a real dead guy. With a bit of investigation, the coroner discovered it was Elmer McCurdy, a failed bank robber who died in 1911. Between his death and his discovery, he visited sideshows, hung out at Niagra Falls, rode on rollerskates,...
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Matrix.org is an ambitious open source project which defines a new protocol for open, decentralised, encrypted communication: adding a common denominator to the internet for securely publishing and subscribing to data (especially IM and VoIP) in realtime; liberating communication from being trapped in silos like WhatsApp, Slack, Discord and similar. We maintain the specification for Matrix as well as release open source reference implementations of servers, clients, SDKs, bots and bridges to...
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This talk will provide an introduction to software-defined radio and start by asking why we need SDR, before proceeding to taking take a look at the key components. The open hardware LimeSDR platform — which is being used to provide a GSM network at EMF Camp — will be covered in some detail as we explore its high level architecture. Details of example applications will be provided and there will be short demonstrations of transmitting an LTE signal, and DVB-S transmit and receive. Source:...
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A brief history of folklore and technology. At EMF2016, I talked about numbers stations - mysterious, Cold War shortwave radio stations. After doing that talk, I realised that the thing that I find most interesting about the numbers stations is how they became an urban myth, a living legend of the networked age. For EMF2018, I'll examine the intersections of technology and folklore. I'll have a look at examples of our old folklore and superstitions following us into the spaces created by new...
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Some of you may have seen them in a pub, betting shop or even a casino. What I'm referring to are video slot machines, and they are the most popular item at any one of these places as well as the gaming expos where players can put money in and spin the reels in the hopes of getting a combination that will get the big rewards. But how easy is it to develop games for these machines? What goes into making a video slot game for a dedicated machine? Are there any differences between each country in...
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This talk will discuss getting started with 1) wearable fashion technology, 2) engineering of human organs and 3) why i choose to do both. This talk will discuss getting started with 1) wearable fashion technology, 2) engineering of human organs and 3) why i choose to do both. Source: https://media.ccc.de/v/emf2018-87-lesson-101-making-fashion-tech-human-organs Uploader: tubeup.py
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A talk on my recent works involving the physical sensation of sound, and how we can trick the senses to create the perception of a "loud" environment for one person at a time. Let's create music equipment that is accessible for a DJ who is profoundly deaf. Let's create VR experiences that let us feel the vibrations of the virtual world around us. Join me down a polymathic rabbit-hole where we can explore the worlds of augmented sonic reality, haptics, biofeedback & electrical...
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Since the dawn of time (well, Web PKI) certificates have been used to ensure that internet users are actually talking to the websites they think they are. Since civilisation began (well, the mid-90s) Certificate Authorities have been trusted to Do The Right Thing™ when issuing these certificates, and watch out for baddies trying to get their hands on certificates for domains they don’t own. But what if a CA makes issuance mistakes? What if a CA is hacked? What if a CA is run by the baddies...
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Spider silk is the strongest natural fibre known to man - stronger than steel, tougher than Kevlar, spider silks act as natural glues, cements, elastic capture webs and physical gills, all to enable spiders to survive and hunt on 6 out of 7 continents on Earth (the exception being icy Antarctica). I've spent the last 4 years researching spider silk at the University of Nottingham, learning how spiders have spent the last 386 million years adapting their silk to perform in a massive range of...
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Imogen Heap's MI.MU glove is a gesture based midi instrument. The prototypes have been used by artists across the world including megastar Ariana Grande. Earlier this year Imogen and I met to talk about how inspire the next generation of creative technologists and the result was the Mini.Mu, a glove kit that gets children sewing, wiring, coding and playing a gesture based instrument. In my talk I'll be chatting about maker education, music tech and the importance of smushing up art and...
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BrightSign is an assistive wearable technology designed to translate custom hand gestures to text and speech by employing advanced machine learning software. It aims to give people who are non-verbal full control over how they communicate. Sign language and speech can be personalised to a chosen voice, accent or language, making BrightSign applicable on a global level. Source: https://media.ccc.de/v/emf2018-539-brightsign-gesture-recognition-and-talking-gloves Uploader: tubeup.py
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The Large Hadron Collider is the latest step in the continuing endeavour of particle physicists to understand our universe. Colliding hydrogen nuclei 40 million times every second the LHC is a powerful microscope looking into the world of the microcosm. Experiments like ATLAS are detecting the products of these collisions. The large amount of data generated by these detectors are analysed by an international collaboration of physicists and have led already to important insights. Where are we...
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