Legendary hacker Mitch Altman visits Vrije Universiteit Brussel

HACKING: RETHINK TECHNOLOGIES IN COLLABORATION

Monday, February 12, 2018 — Mitch Altman is a living legend. He was at the cradle of the hackers and makers movements. Vrije Universiteit Brussel invited him as a speaker for the multidisciplinary elective course ‘Redelijk Eigenzinnig’. And so the American will visit Brussels this Tuesday 13 February. His lecture will take place at RecyK, Fernand Demetskaai 55, 1070 Brussel, from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Mitch Altman is a co-founder of one of the first hacker spaces (Noisebridge Hackerspace in San Francisco) and performed a pioneer’s role in the field of Virtual Reality. Today he travels the world and gives workshops and lectures about the importance of open source hardware and collective work spaces, the need for more challenging education and a more sustainable economy. He helps communities set up hackerspaces, gives workshops on electronics, coaches teachers and young entrepreneurs in start-ups. His rich personal experiences inspire young and old, all across the globe.

Mitch Altman is a hacker and inventor, among other thing known for his TV-B-Gone, a universal remote that can disable televisions in public spaces. He is a co-founder of 3Ware, a Silicon Valley start-up. His lecture Hacking: rethink technologies in collaboration deals with the pillars of the maker movement and the impact of open source technology. After Altman’s lecture there will be a workshop dubbed The Junk Robot Club.

Course cycle Redelijke Eigenzinnig

Vrije Universiteit Brussel’s vision on man, society and education is based on fundamental values such as freedom of expression, social commitment, critical education and responsibility. VUB is the only Flemish university that explicitly places humanistic values and the principles of free inquiry central in its mission. Starting from these values VUB organises the course cycle “Redelijk Eigenzinnig: Reflecting on and Man and Society”, in order to consider important social issues without prejudices nor dogmas. www.redelijkeigenzinnig.be