MAN VS. MACHINE
the story begins in over a century ago, in 1903, when john nevile maskelyne interrupted inventor guglielmo marconi’s public demonstration in great britain. the first documented event of someone gaining unauthorized access to a computerized system, maskelyne was able to interrupt a broadcast and spew obscenities to a large public crowd. this event showed his vastly advanced knowledge of
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hack is a digitial publication that chronicles these events and follows the history of computer hackers over the past 100+ years. the tumultuous human relationship with technology, both positive and negative, is displayed in an interactive and immersive experience from start to finish.
the term “hack” didn’t even come to fruition until 1955 at mit. It first came to mean “fussing with machines” but eventually came to mean so much more. Used for so much negative, as well as positive, hackers employ a unique cunning with with their deep and diverse knowledge of the technological world
telling similar stories in a much different way, this interactive catalog shows us just how little we truly know about computer hackers and who they really are. Sometimes nameless and faceless, the perpetrators of some of the most dangerous, non-violent crimes are unknown for their entire lives, slowly creeping under the radar of the public eye.
the future of computer technology is among us. referred to as the”information era,”hackers’ abilities have grown undeniably and they may cause more of a threat to us than we couldhave ever imagined. In 1999 the development of polymorphic code as a tool for developing computer viruses changed the future of computer hacking
who knows what the future holds? The advancement of technology continues to rapidly grow. there’s no way of knowing who will win at the end of the saga of man vs. machine. many people have been able to master and manipulate technology to an extreme degree, but will technology reach a point where it is able to do the same thing to us?