What the Hack? The Persona of the Hacker in Watch Dogs, Watch Dogs 2, and Mr. Robot.

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What the Hack? The Persona of the Hacker in Watch Dogs, Watch Dogs 2, and Mr. Robot.

Type: Master thesis
Title: What the Hack? The Persona of the Hacker in Watch Dogs, Watch Dogs 2, and Mr. Robot.
Author: Meddeler, Sandra
Issue Date: 2017-08-31
Keywords: hacker
Watch Dogs
Mr Robot
Watch Dogs 2
video game
representation
Deleuze
Society of Control
Abstract: What is the function of the hacker in Deleuze's society of control? Is the hacker a form of resistance, or does the hacker have another function? This question will be the guideline in this thesis, which uses the theoretical texts of Foucault, Deleuze, and Galloway to create a theoretical framework through which the hacker types of the manifestos of Anonymous, The Invisible Committee, and McKenzie Wark's A Hacker's Manifesto will be analyzed in the television series Mr. Robot, and the video games Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2. In the conclusion, the hacker is seen as a persona that has a different position, because of his knowledge of protocol, yet resisting the power while working in this protocol remains difficult.
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Supervisor: Horsman, Yasco
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Media Studies (Master)
Specialisation: Film and Photographic Studies
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/52549
 

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