[hackerspaces] Paralelni Polis Congress (cryptoanarchist conference) 9-12.10.2014 in Prague / Central Europe

Pavol Luptak wilder at trip.sk
Sun Sep 28 13:42:53 CEST 2014

And very important information - during Saturday (11.10) there will be one-day 
track of hackerspaces presentations (from Central Europe / Germany, but not 
only :) If you want to present your hackerspace, please contact Daniela
<daniela.kmetonyova at paralelnipolis.cz>.

Entry to this conference is completely voluntary (beginning from 0 CZK), more 
information at 

On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 01:34:50PM +0200, Pavol Luptak wrote:
> Dear hackers and friends,
> it would be my pleasure to invite all of you to a unique cryptoanarchist 
> conference - Parallel Polis Congress that will take place during 9-12.10.2014 
> in Prague / Central Europe.
> * Parallel Polis in theory
> Parallel Polis is a theoretical concept developed by Czech dissident Vaclav
> Benda (1942–1999) during the height of communist domination in Czechoslovakia
> in the 1970s. It was translated into English in 1978.
> Benda argues that in a repressed state, it is impossible to overturn corrupt
> social, economic and political institutions. Such efforts are futile.
> Instead, he suggests the creation of new "parallel institutions" that are more
> responsible to human needs.
> * Parallel Polis in practice
> We were impressed by the concept of Vaclav Benda’s Parallel Polis and
> Timothy C May’s Crypto Anarchistic Manifesto and Cyphernomicon.
> Embracing the current crypto-technologies we have realized a practical
> feasibility of these utopian theories and started a unique freedom think tank
> focused on the promotion of digital freedom, cryptocurrencies, anonymization
> networks and free markets.
> For this purpose we decided to rent a big 3-floor house (with almost 1000m2)
> in the center of Prague (Holešovice) - one floor dedicated to Bitcoin
> coffee-house, hub and hackerspace called Institute of Cryptoanarchy. :)
> * Founders of Parallel Polis
> Parallel polis is 100% state-free project, based on voluntary contributions 
> only of our members and donors.
> Founding members are people from Czech contemporary-art group Ztohoven 
> (http://ztohoven.com/), see their recent projects Moral Reform (hack of Czech 
> Parliament) http://juraj.bednar.sk/blog/2013/01/06/moral-reform-by-ztohoven-an-ultimate-hack/ and Citizen K 
> http://artoftheprank.com/2010/06/19/ztohoven-art-collective-launch-citizen-k-identity-swap/
> and group of cryptoanarchists from Czech and Slovak hackerspaces.
> * When & Where
> Parallel Polis Congress takes place in Parallel Polis building 
> (Dělnická 43, Prague) during 9-12.10.2014.
> If you prefer to take public transport, take the tram number 1, 12, 14, 25, 
> 53 or 54 to the tram station Dělnická.
> * Parallel Polis Congress and why we need you!
> Parallel Polis Congress is an opening party of a new era of our freedom. 
> If you want to participate on this event as a speaker, please let me know -
> if your presentation is interesting, we can cover you all travelling and 
> accommodation expenses (including plane tickets from US). 
> In the case of interest, also please send me:
> + the name of your presentation
> + a short description of your presentation (you can have a 30-minutes long
> presentation with 10 minutes for Q/A or 5-10 minutes lightning talk)
> + your PGP or S/MIME key if you prefer encrypted communication
> * Stay in touch
> http://www.paralelnipolis.cz/162/hackers-congress-paralelni-polis-2014-2/#162
> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paraleln%C3%AD-Polis/690647371027036
> https://www.facebook.com/events/1458988344375781/
> https://twitter.com/Paralelni_polis
> Thanks a lot and see you in Prague!
> Pavol
> --
> ______________________________________________________________________________
> [Parallel Polis - Bitcoin Coffee House, Hub and Cryptoanarchy hackerspace]

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