In times when it is difficult to distinguish between the good ones and the bad ones, we bring to the “Film Series – Museum of Computing” four films about four controversial personalities who have revolutionized the world of computers. Some believe these figures are visionaries that have improved society and others tend to think they are fanatics and obsessed who are just looking for their own glory. The fact is that they do not go unnoticed. They all knew how to use the computer technology of that moment for their interests. In order to decide if those interests are ethic or not, you will have to watch the film with us.
The Museum of Computing invites you to know more details about the life of:
- Kevin Mitnick, the 22th of October of 2014 in the film Hackers 2 (2000), where we can see how he acted and how the most famous hacker in USA, and possibly in the history, was looked.
- Mark Zuckerberg, the 26th of November in the film The Social Network (2010), in which we see how he creates Facebook with more controversies and intrigues that we would have imaged to be in a social network of “friends”.
- Julian Assange the 18th of February of 2015, in the film The Fifth Estate (2013), or how this figure made the known and unknown powers tremble, a film from which there is no true ending yet.
- Steve Jobs the 25th of March in the film Jobs (2013), surely the most desired title for one of the most controversy and polemic personalities of the history of computing, who has as many detractors as fans. ¿Visionary or celebrity?
The feature films will be projected at Salón de Actos of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática (1E building) at 16:30h. Each session consists of a presentation of the film and its relation with informatics, the projection in itself and the pooling once it has finalized. During the pooling you will able to tell us if you have met a hero or a villain.
Original title: “Ciclo de Cine e informática: Un Museo de Cine”
Location: 1E Building, ETSINF
Dates: October 22th and November 26th of 2014 and February 18th and March 25th of 2015
More information: http://museo.inf.upv.es/