The Spot: We Are Legion

on Friday, Mar. 9th


The documentary “We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktavists” hits the SXSW film festival this week. Director Brian Knappenberger’s film lays out the origin of the hacker collective Anonymous with insight and wit. We covered the film when it debuted at the Slamdance Film Festival in January, and are sharing with you the full interview with Knappenberger and editor Andy Robertson to mark the film’s second festival bow.

We planned this release for a while, but there is a tinge of timely irony as Anon is back in the news. The FBI has announced this week that the noted Anon/Antisec figure Sabu — real name Hector Xavier Monsegur — has been cooperating with law enforcement for months, leading to a string of arrests.

Music for this episode: “Chased By A Running Chupacabara” by Son of a Bit.  Used under a Creative Commons license and made possible by Free Music Archive.org.

Subscribe to THE SPOT on iTunes or via RSS.

noble-789501

To Build The VR Education of Tomorrow One Scholar Turns To The Past

There are plenty of folks in the education technology field who are excited about virtual reality as the next great educational tool.

Sponsors

OTOY-Light-Field-Capture-4-600x338

We’re Closer To Our Photorealistic VR Future Than You’d Think (INTERVIEW)

A look into the virtual world of tomorrow with USC researcher Paul Debevec.

spheri2_c

Prepare Yourselves For The Personal VR Video Revolution

Virtual Reality is rapidly approaching a watershed moment.

Ralph Echemendia

Spoiler Alert: Hollywood Isn’t Taking Cyber Security Seriously (LA Film Fest)

Tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival, squeezed in between movies and red carpet events, a symposium on Cyber Security is being held at the Grammy Museum.

Gumroad Rentals H

Rent Video Straight From Social Media Via Gumroad

The people who brought the “Buy Now” button to Twitter are going all-in on film distribution.

placeholder