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Hacking as hazing

by Critical Commons Manager

A novel cinematic approach to making computer programming appear exciting is taken in The Social Network, where hacking resembles a fraternity party hazing ritual, complete with adoring women and cheering crowds, where hiring decisions are made based on one's ability to write code while drinking heavily.

Hacking competition in The Social Network

Computer programming as fraternity hazing ritual

from The Social Network (2010)
Creator: David Fincher
Posted by Critical Commons Manager