The Hacktivist - screening and discussion

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Do we have the right of knowing how our technological devices work? Is the business model of big corporations ethical? Is hacking a valid way of presenting an alternative to them?

Join us for a screening and discussion of The Hacktivist. The Hacktivist follows Andrew ‘bunnie’ Huang, a gray-hat hacker who is currently suing the United States government to restore users’ rights to own and use their technology autonomously. Huang is known for his clash with Microsoft some years ago after publishing a manual to hack the Xbox. The documentary has won various awards and was released in a virtual screening worldwide on September 2022. 

6:30pm-6:45pm Arrival and tour around the Hackerspace.
6:45pm-6:50pm Intro
6:50pm-7:30pm Screening of “The Hacktivist”.
7:30pm-8:30pm In-person conversation about the documentary and networking.

This event is linked with the post Ethics in IT  and searches to be a starting point of interesting debates about this topic. Come as you are, learn something new and share your vision. Under 18s are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

We will be hosted for the evening by Manchester Hackspace, a not for profit community run maker space on the edge of Ancoats, Central Manchester. Anyone is welcome to become a member and make use of the space and its wide variety of tools (Woodwork, Metalwork, Arts, Crafts, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Electronics).

Hackspace Manchester runs a tuck shop style area for snacks including juice, crisps, chocolate and other snacks for when you need substance during your time at the space. Please bring cash if you want to make use of it.

Donations are welcome. They will help to make events like this one sustainable for the organisation and for the space that hosts them. 


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