Our fourth hacker conference from 2002 has been remastered from the original videos into a DVD format. We also have an audio disc of every talk in 128 kbps high fidelity audio. H2K2 expanded even more than H2K, with all talks from the two main tracks being recorded, resulting in nearly as many DVDs as our first three conferences combined. This was also the first year that we took over the downstairs area in order to have a huge hacker space on the first and second floors of the hotel. The first track was known as "Area A" and the second track "Area B." The third, unscheduled, track was held in a smaller room on the 18th floor and referred to as "Area C" while "Area D" was basically "Area A" flipped around in order to take advantage of a better AV setup. This was used for the Negativland presentation, the last minute Jello Biafra talk, and a showing of "Freedom Downtime." Areas were designated with the corresponding New York City subway colors, with letters upstairs and numbers downstairs. H2K2 was our first post-9/11 conference, and this is reflected quite often in the talks. You'll see some really early questioning of new policies and laws that took effect, and witness for yourself the fact that the hacker spirit was still alive and strong. H2K2 was held at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City July 12-14, 2002.
H2K2 (2002): "Black Hat Bloc or How I Stopped Worrying About Corporations and Learned to Love the Hacker Class War" (DVD)