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28th Chaos Communication Congress
Behind Enemy Lines

Caspar Clemens Mierau
Day Day 3 - 2011-12-29
Room Saal 1
Start time 20:30
Duration 01:00
ID 4751
Event type Movie
Track Culture
Language used for presentation English

The Hack will not be televised?

Hacker in Movies

Though hackers prefer being indivualists, a strong relationship towards Culture industry makes hacker culture a source and product at the same time. While you can laugh about most Hollywood movies presenting stereotypical hackers, you shouldn't ignore the influence they have. "And with the 1983 release of the hacker-thriller movie War Games, the scene exploded. It seemed that every kid in America had demanded and gotten a modem for Christmas", Bruce Sterling wrote in "The Hacker Crackdown".

Let's lean back for an hour, watching hackers in movies from the last four decades at work. Some movies you might know, others you don't. Promised.

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