Join Columbia University’s DEFRAG Film Festival for a night of film and discussion as we look over the evolution and impact of Hollywood’s portrayal of hacker culture. The event will kick off with a virtual screening of Colossus: The Forbin Project, followed by a panel discussion featuring cyber and tech experts, Ron Gula, Hayley Tsukayama, Chris Painter, and Amélie Koran, and moderated by journalist and artist Andrea Peterson.
About the film:
Arguably the first hacker film, Colossus: The Forbin Project remains a timely warning about the dangers of overdependence on undependable technology, and demonstrates how hacking may save humanity from a grim fate. Since it first premiered 50 years ago, dozens of hacking films have reshaped the public’s hopes, dreams, and fears about technology, just as the films themselves were shaped by the political climate and public sentiments of their time.
Tue, June 22, 2021
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT