The term hacking originated in the 1950s from MIT Tech Model Railroad Club. If you look back to its origin, you will find that hacking in its time was not malicious activity and “hackers weren’t seen as evil”, with the term being related to light-hearted situations such as practical jokes in class.
Slowly, over the years this meaning has transformed and shifted into a negative light, conditioning us to see hacking as we do today; as malicious activity of evil people who steal our data and identities.
For my remediation this week I remixed a variety of sounds I associate with hackers and hacking into a SoundCloud. In creating this remediation, I began to notice my brain has been wired to associate hackers with these specific sounds as I have been heavily influenced by movies and the media, which in my case, has only conveyed hackers in a frightening, negative context.
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