The Only Mov(i)e Is... Hackers In Movies
  • Title: The Only Mov(i)e Is… Hackers In Movies
  • Speakers: Casper Clemens Mierau
  • Language: English
  • Keywords: hackers, movies, culture

When reading texts about hackers, you're likely to read a definition of what a hacker is in the first paragraphs. While Eric. S. Raymond's "hackers build things, crackers break them" might be a good and even fair roundup for written definitions, cinematic definitions are less likely explicit.

Dozens of movies feature hackers, but the images they create range from cool martial arts fighters ("Matrix") over teenagers in love ("Wargames") to broken pychopaths ("Pi"). The talk picks out interesting examples and examines the relationship between the hacker scene and hacker movies.