The Importance of Accuracy in TV and Movies About Computers

Discuss the spectrum of realism in the media’s portrayal of those in the world of computers, such as hackers or security experts in Mr. Robot, visionaries and coders in Halt and Catch Fire, all the way back to films such as Tron or War Games. Is accuracy as important as story, or even more desired in the past ten years? Perhaps speculate on how these shows impact people’s views of computers and how important they are to society.

  • It would also be interesting to look at films over a continuum of time and see what ideas/representations of hackers and security experts are portrayed and how they have changed (if they indeed have at all). – SaraiMW 6 years ago

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