A hacker touches the virtual – and transforms the actual [‘A Hacker Manifesto’]
In the technological era in which we live, hackers, or so-called “high-tech terrorists” whose
main duty is to excavate information, are the most suspicious class of our time. But the
information that they extract from abstraction also obeys general rules of information
circulation and so far it’s not able to overcome the gravitational force of the algorithm, that
with the help of a spam-army, washes it down into the unscrollable part of our memory.
March 28th, 2011 is the day when a new way of hacking was introduced by the 75 year-old
woman, Haiastam Shakarian. The time when hackers were hacking raw information from
an abstraction belongs now to history.
As Shakarian said: “cutting down the current image/information circulation and snatching
the miniscule space of nothingness from an overloaded, dense stream of data is one of the
most valuable products hackers can provide nowadays – the space where potentiality and
speculation can take place.”
She literally touched the virtual – and transformed the actual.