Shows: Chaos Radio

A collection of interviews that initially occurred at the 22nd Chaos Communications Congress in 2006, hosted by Tim Pritlove. Later interviews have been added at a much slower rate, but still of great quality (and fine musical backgrounds, besides).

There are many other shows at; however, most are not in English, and this show was specifically created for an international audience.

Description of the Audio
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Interview with Régine Débatty (December 29, 2005)
Chaosradio International Nr. 1 is the first of a few planned interviews with speakers of the 22nd Chaos Communication Congress. Régine Débatty is well-known for her work on her weblog "We Make Money Not Art" that focuses on Media Art and provides a wealth of information every day. The talk revolves on how to make a living of running a weblog, the current state of media art, the originality of ideas, the influence of artists on society and a couple of projects that deal with RFID and video surveillance. (00:44:26)

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Interview mit Joi Ito (December 29, 2005)
Chaosradio International episode 2 is an interview with 22C3's keynote speaker Joi Ito. The interview touches various topics including Chicago's club scene and Joi's affiliation with it, the early Internet days via X.25, Creative Commons licensing issues, the Open Source Initiative, political activism in general and what can and should be done, optimism vs. pessimism in the current situation of global political fighting, ICANN, living a super-public life and combining all kinds of modern communication tools, the influence of the Internet on political activism and democracy and of course the 22C3 and his personal experiences at the event. (00:50:11)

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Interview mit Eric Blossom (December 29, 2005)
Chaosradio International episode 3 is an interview with with Eric Blossom, old-school hacker and founder and project manager of the GNU Radio project. In the interview, Tim and Eric talk about Burning Man, his lecture on passive radar at 22C3, reactions at the conference, the role of hackers and hacking in general and other topics. (00:31:45)

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Interview with Jacob Appelbaum (December 30, 2005)
Chaosradio International Nr. 4 is yet another interview with a speaker at 22C3: Jacob Appelbaum. In a very intense and personal way, Jacob reports on his experiences visiting Kurdistan (Iraq) and the post-Katrina times in Houston and New Orleans this year. (01:13:58)

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Interview with Martin Varsavsky (February 22, 2006)
This edition of Chaosradio Express features an Interview with Martin Varsavsky, founder of Fon. (00:34:44)

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Interview with Kevin Slavin (February 4, 2006)
In another installment of our ongoing series of interviews with creative people, this time Tim Pritlove talks to Kevin Slavin of area/code about his work on "Big Games" and games in general. (00:44:52)

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Interview with Bicyclemark (March 1, 2006)
Tim Pritlove talks to Bicyclemark, who is doing a regular podcast on "alternative journalism, globalization, international affairs, online journalism, politics, social movements, weblogs, podcasting and other rebellious communication". Mark lives in Amsterdam. (00:44:52)

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Interview with Whitfield Diffie (March 25, 2006)
Tim Pritlove interviews Whitfield Diffie, one of the fathers of public-key cryptography 30 years after his and his colleagues' revolutionary discovery of the so-called Diffie-Hellman key exchange method that deeply revolutionized the field of computing and computer security. Whitfield explains the discovery of the algorithm, his relationships to copyright and patent law, the birth of the public-key cryptography community. Whitfield proceeds to discuss current challenges in the area of network security, trust management and privacy problems. He goes forward to explain his view on the history and meaning of the word "hack". He also explains what kind of encryption he uses for personal communication, how encryption should be handled and what the future has in store for cryptographic research. (01:30:56)

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The Pirate Bay: An interview with Peter of the famous BitTorrent tracker site (June 2, 2006)
Tim Pritlove talks to Peter who is one of the maintainers and system administrators of The Pirate Bay system which has become the biggest BitTorrent tracker system in the world effectively generating half of Swedens Internet traffic. The system was recently raided by Swedish police after the US government complained about the site to the swedish government. This interview was done two days after this incident happened and while the Pirate Bay System was still offline. Peter explains what exactly happened during the police raid and explains the history and philosophy behind the anti-copyright scene in Sweden and the technical details of the Pirate Bay system and the BitTorrent protocol in particular. He also explains what the technical difficulities are in maintaining the service and the amount private data the system stores and handles. (00:43:16)

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mama net.culture club: An interview with Tomislav Medak of Multimedia Institute in Zagreb, Croatia (June 15, 2006)
Tim Pritlove talks to Tomislav Medak who is president of the Multimedia Institute, which is a independent group of activists in Croatia. Multimedia Institute runs an open space called mama net.culture club in the center of Zagreb. Tomislav explains the history and background of the project, current activities and general aims of the group. The second part of the interview goes into more detail about the current exhibition called System.hack() of Multimedia Insitute which explains the term hacking by picking six "hacks" of the last 70 years that demonstrate the roots and nature of hacking. (00:41:52)

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Interview with Steven Levy (January 26, 2007)
Tim Pritlove talks to Steven Levy, author of the book "Hackers - Heroes of the Computer Revolution" that for the first time reported on the hacker movement beginning in the late 1960ies and led to the definition of the Hacker Ethic which Levy summarized out of observation of the hacker scene. In the interview, Steven Levy explains how he come to know this particular scene, how he gained the trust of the hackers and what his findings were. He also talks about the hacker scene not covered in the book: the hackers of the 1990ies, the free software movement and the overall achievements of the hackers over time. (00:41:52)

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Interview with Pablos (January 27, 2007)
Tim Pritlove talks to Pablos (aka Paul Holman), a gifted hacker from Seattle, USA. In the interview he talks about the the importance of hands-on hacking and reverse engineering as well He also gives some background on the case of Dmitry Sklyarov who got arrested under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act in 200x Pablos also talks about some of the projects that he is pursuing in his Hackerbot laboratories, the american hacker scene, the Shmoo group and the ShmooCon hacker conference as well his observations of the European hacker scene.
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FSFE Freedom Task Force (January 13, 2007)
Tim Pritlove talks to Shane Coughlan of Free Software Foundation Europe who is in charge of the FSF Freedom Task Force (FTF) project. The FTF provides actively supports free software projects by providing consulting and networking support as well as a new service called Fiduciary Licence Agreement (FLA) that allows copyright holders of free software to pass over the exploitation rights to the FSF or other project foundations. By handing over these rights, GPL violations can be much easier taken care of as it is no longer the obligation of the individual copyright holder to go after these violations. In the interview, Shane Coughlan explains how this works and which projects should consider making use of the FLA. (00:34:06)

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