July 2013: Spies, Lies, and Disguise

<p class="intro">KCDC presents <em>Spies, Lies, and Disguise</em>, an exploration of espionage, intelligence, cryptography, and surveillance.</p> <p><img src="/media/uploads/spy/poster.png" alt="session poster" /></p> <p class="intro" style="margin-top: 0.5em; color: #777;">Our next full session is September.</p> <p style="margin-top: 1em; color: #777;"><em>Pictured, clockwise from top left</em>: U–2 spyplane, carrier pigeon, magnifying glass, coins, sunglasses, Nagra SN audio recorder, <span>coin</span>, French passport, and U.S. passport.</p>

15 July

Concealed Devices, by the Book

time 7 p.m.

Transform vintage books into covert tech organizers in this crafty session, part of DC Public Library’s Creative Class series.

user Instructor: DC Public Library staff

Intro to Lockpicking

time 7 p.m.

This hands-on workshop will teach you the basics of how pin-tumbler locks work and how to exploit them.

user Instructor: Bradford Barr

16 July

Disguise Techniques of the CIA

time 7 p.m.

Take an intrigue-filled stroll through downtown with a former CIA disguise tech.

user Instructor: Covert Courtney

17 July

Crypto: Unplugged

time 7 p.m.

Learn to keep your secrets secret — all without computers. Thwart PRISM with nought but pen and paper!

user Instructor: Bradford Barr

18 July

A Third-Rate Burglary Attempt

time 8:30 p.m.

It’s been four decades since the Watergate scandal. Come watch All the President’s Men.

user Instructor: KCDC

20 July

Tradecraft and Countersurveillance for the Amateur

time 5 p.m.

Using techniques from British spy agencies, you’ll hit the streets and endeavor to keep secrets from your fellow students.

user Instructor: David Ramos