With kinetic protests in Hamburg over the weekend (7,000 in the streets protesting against plans to carry out evictions at squatted theatre Rote Flora, a rallying point for activists), and student demonstrations this month in London (#copsoffcampus), it's timely to explore what the Romantics' understanding of crowds – the "push", in Romantic slang – has to contribute to current debates about politics and public space.
Like all talks at #30C3 – including Glen Greenwald's much-anticipated keynote, Jacob Appelbaum's and Julian Assange's "Sysadmins of the World, Unite!", and Natalie Silvanovich's talk on reverse engineering Tamagotchis – ours will be live-streamed.
Here's our "Romantic Hackers" talk from last year's congress, #29C3, to be getting on with till 5.30pm on 27 December. Looking forward to blogging about the conference on our return!