December 1 - 9, 2017 | MACRO via Nizza Rome
December 1 - 9, 2017 | MACRO via Nizza Rome
dicembre, 1º 2017, 7:00 pm | dicembre, 9º 2017, 11:30 pm
December 1 - 9, 2017
MACRO via Nizza, Rome Italy, Rome, Italy

Program: Hacker Cultures

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Hacker Cultures


Duration: 2 hours

Friday, 08 December 2017 | 18:00 > 20:00 | Sala Cinema

Hackers are the rebellious rockstars of our times.

Manning, Assange, Snowden and the omnipresent mask of Anonymous have all become incredibly influential in drawing a part of human history that can hardly be forgotten.

Hacker communities have played a key role in a number of technical, economic, political and social innovations in the past decades.

The free and open source software movements, developing GNU Linux and BSD operating systems, have shown through practice how knowledge sharing can be a successful model for contemporary economy, replacing competition and exclusion.

Already back in the early 2000 Tatiana Bazzichelli has given this movement a title "AHA: Activism-Hacking-Artivism" and a book ( telling the history of a part of this movement and its following branches as "networked disruption".

The disruptive, creative ethos of hackers is clearly not limited to technology, but it extends to new forms of rationality and new forms of liberation in the form of art and in relation to societies and political processes.

Who is an hacker? and what is a black-box? Beyond technology, these questions will be addressed and answered using practical examples in history of hackers, artists and activists who changed the world.

In this lecture I'll go across some major events, milestones for the hacker community worldwide, to demonstrate that the ethical code of hackers can be regarded as a novel and extremely important heritage, offering a modern line of conduct when moving across delicate problematics as the intricated web of relations between knowledge, power, information and society.