David Huerta

Museum coder by day, hardware hacker by night.

Nov 102016
 
Photo courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Photo courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

CryptoParty returns to NYC Resistor on November 19th, 2016 for a night of learning about your digital defense in the age of mass surveillance from Fort Meade and Madison Ave. Stop by anytime between 3PM and 9:30PM and enjoy snacks and skills from a variety of online security practitioners and researchers. We’re hosting a full day mix of talks and hands-on-help.

If you’ve never been to Resistor before, check our Participate page for more info, including the Code of Conduct. Hope to see you there! If you’ve never been a CryptoParty before, please check out the CryptoParty Guiding Principles.

When:

November 19th, 2016 3:00PM – 9:30PM.

Where:

NYC Resistor (between Bergen and Dean)
87 3rd Ave. Floor 4 (use this OSM link if you’re Richard Stallman)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jun 302016
 
Photo courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Photo courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

*** UPDATE: We’re hosting our first 6.5 hour-long cryptoparty to make more time for hands-on help with installing stuff and answering questions, like a cypherpunk Genius Bar! Come earlier than rush hour to beat the crowds! ***

CryptoParty returns to NYC Resistor on July 22nd, 2016 for a night of learning about your digital defense in the age of mass surveillance from Fort Meade and Madison Ave. Stop by 7PM anytime between 3PM and 9:30PM and enjoy snacks and skills from a variety of online security practitioners and researchers. We’re hosting a full day mix of talks and hands-on-help.

SCHEDULE!

3PM: Hands-on-help! Bring your laptop.

4PM: Snacks and more help.

5PM: Stephanie Hyland is talking about encrypted email and PGP!

6PM: David Huerta helps you install PGP and will sign your key, probably.

7PM: MYSTERY GUEST!

8PM: Mallory Knodel will discuss how she trains privacy tech trainers.

9PM: Plain chillaxing.

If you’ve never been to Resistor before, check our Participate page for more info, including the Code of Conduct. Hope to see you there! If you’ve never been a CryptoParty before, please check out the CryptoParty Guiding Principles.

When:

July 22nd, 2015 3:00PM – 9:30PM.

Where:

NYC Resistor (between Bergen and Dean)
87 3rd Ave. Floor 4 (use this OSM link if you’re Richard Stallman)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

May 112016
 

Neural Networks, a longtime staple of Artificial Intelligence research, have recently enjoyed a renaissance in the hands of artists painting with GPUs and algorithms instead of brushes and easels. Style transfer, an algorithm used to read a particular painters style and recreate existing images in that style, has been a recent focus of a number of artists, like Gene Kogan. As part of their exploration into the field of neural networks, NYC Resistor member David Huerta and Machine Learning Scientist JB Rubinovitz from DBRS Labs have created a photo booth for style transfer, so you can redraw your face in the style of up to four artists, including Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe!

nnpaint_demo

Once your photo is processed, it’s tweeted into @NN_Paint‘s timeline.

BONUS: Each tweet has a link to an animated .gif which shows frames at various points in the neural network’s progress.

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visitor_nnpaint

Are you ready to make your selfie great again? Buy your tickets before they sell out!

Mar 252016
 
Photo by Brooklyn Public Library. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Photo by Brooklyn Public Library. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

CryptoParty returns to NYC Resistor on April 13th, 2016 for a night of learning about your digital defense in the age of mass surveillance from Fort Meade and Madison Ave. Stop by 7PM and enjoy snacks and skills from a variety of online security practitioners and researchers.

If you’ve never been to Resistor before, check our Participate page for more info, including the Code of Conduct. Hope to see you there! If you’ve never been a cryptoparty before, please check out the CryptoParty Guiding Principles.

When:

April 13th, 2015 7:00pm.

Where:

NYC Resistor (between Bergen and Dean)
87 3rd Ave. Floor 4 (use this OSM link if you’re Richard Stallman)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Feb 102016
 

Last weekend, NYC Resistor members Cameron Cundiff, Caroline Sinders and David Huerta #disrupted the Stupid Shit No One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon at ITP. Among the Cheez Whiz 3D Printer, VR Fireplace and Browse-with-Guy Chrome extension, they made two projects that helped dumb-up the Stupid Hackathon to a new level:

Debate Camp

Caroline Sinders, Greg Borenstein
Debate Camp

Debate Camp is an interactive tale of political intrigue and sexual tension in a secluded boot camp for doing debating… and doing it too? Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio form a kinship in the cutthroat crucible of primary elections, leading them to form a very different kind of “exploratory” committee.

 

Dark Registry

Cameron Cundiff, David Huerta
Dark Registry

Dark Registry is a wedding gift registry, but on the ~*dark web*~. Make your wedding one to remember by making a wishlist of the sketchiest wares the Russian black market has to offer! Download the Tor Browser and point it to the Dark Registry onion service: rlmhcda2ttz4tdtw.onion.

Check out stupidhackathon.org for more projects by various randos.

Nov 252015
 

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Eschewing traditions or just trying to avoid going anywhere near JFK during the holidays?  [Some, very few of] us too! Resistor will be open for Craft Night this Thursday, November 26th. Same bat time, same bat channel. Skip the Turkey (or eat it earlier I guess) and join us for some hacking.

BONUS: We’ll have a limited supply of Soylent available, if you’re into a particularly dystopian and/or health goth themed Thanksgiving.

Sep 222015
 
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Do you remember Guitar Hero? We’ve made a game that’s sort of like that, but with way better music, graphics that were pulled from a dating sim/late 90s budget CGI cartoon and two flags that control semaphore gestures!

Use your flag-waving skills to land a plane and/or boat and get rescued from an uncharted island that we’ll pretend has a working airstrip and/or dock. Point your ears in the general direction of this music to find us and get ~*NAUTICAL*~!

Semaphore Hero Demo

Getting hella nautical

World Maker Faire will take place at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, September 26th & 27th, 2015.

6th Annual New York Maker Faire!

Sep 102015
 

Tails Surveillance Sanitizer

If anyone’s been at the space in the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed me peeling labels off tiny sanitizer bottles and measuring the insides of their caps with calipers while tweaking settings in OpenSCAD. This is for a project I’ll be bringing to the Internet Yami-Ichi this Saturday, September 12th at Knockdown Center. Aside from including generic aloe-vera hand sanitizer, “hidden” within the each cap is an 8GB USB drive pre-loaded with the Tails Live OS, 1.5.1 (sticker was sent to the printer before the new release), which you can boot into from most computers that allow booting from USB drives.

Tails is maintained by a team of really awesome folks across the world who are working in the Laura-Poitras-level edge cases of severe state surveillance that no one else will invest time or money into. In making a physical manifestation with a deliberate design, I want to commemorate what they do and bring their work to the attention of new audiences, in a similar vein as one of my projects last year. Tails also depends in part from donations from its users, so I’ll be pledging 25% of each sale at the Internet Yami-Ichi directly to the Tails project.

There’s only 20 bottles for sale, so stop by Knockdown Center on Caturday to get yours before they sell out!

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internet_yami_ichi

Jul 082015
 

Nanostations

This Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 6:30pm, we’ll be hosting NYC Mesh, a group who are building a community-operated mesh network consisting of Wi-Fi router “nodes” spread throughout the city. The mesh network has no central server and no single internet service provider. All nodes cooperate in the distribution of data, serving as a stand-alone network in case of emergencies. Stop by if you’d like to find out more about the NYC Mesh and perhaps add some nodes to grow the mesh in Brooklyn.

When:

July 15h, 2015 6:30pm.

Where:

NYC Resistor (between Bergen and Dean)
87 3rd Ave. Floor 4 (use this OSM link if you’re Richard Stallman)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

(Optional) RSVP on Meetup.com.

Jun 162015
 

Much like CryptoParty Berlin, we also have Club-Mate!

Since our last CryptoParty in March, crypto tools remain confusing to use, so we’re going to host another one! Join us and some experts talk about how to use privacy-enhancing tools like VPNs, Tor, and Signal. Bring your laptop and your crypto-curiosity to Resistor on July 1st, 7:30 pm for hands-on help with end-to-end secure communications, anonymous web browsing, and general good practices for online privacy with folks that have been using this stuff for slightly longer than most.

No need to RSVP; This is a free as in free-beer and free-dom event! Feel free to bring snacks though, and check out CryptoParty’s Guiding Principles to get a primer on our chill vibes.