Wednesday, November 10, 2010

V for Vendetta Hacker Strikes at Washington State University

At Wired:

And at Chronicle of Higher Education:
In V for Vendetta, the protagonist V is a revolutionary fighting a fascist British regime in a dystopian future. V broadcasts a video message calling the British public to action on November 5 in honor of Guy Fawkes’s 1605 attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament and assassinate King James I. The film ends in a violent explosion—which had some university officials worried that the V-masked hacker might be threatening to do something similar.
Here's the text: "V's Speech To WSU" (c/o Computer World, "V for Vendetta Hacker Broadcasts Video at Washington State University").


locomotivebreath1901 said...

A psychotic Winston Smith forgets his medication and plays dress-up while indulging a few asexual fetishes.

Sorry. That's all I could think of watching this bizarre film with my son on cable one day.

Apparently, a college sophomore has been similarly inspired to act, albeit against rodents.

Unfortunately, the pointy head academics will now waste a lot of time persecuting their own vendetta.