My Favorite Movie with Kevin Bankston and Malka Older: WarGames


Before he was Ferris Bueller, Matthew Broderick goaded an artificial intelligence into almost unleashing World War III as a teenage hacker in WarGames, the 1983 Cold War classic.

Join Future Tense, Kevin Bankston, and Malka Older to discuss the movie and how the film impacted early D.C. policy debates around cybersecurity and computer crime. Kevin Bankston is the director of New America’s Open Technology Institute. Malka Older is a humanitarian worker and author of State Tectonics, Null States, and Infomocracy.

This latest installment of Future Tense’s “My Favorite Movie” series will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, at Washington, D.C.'s Landmark E Street Cinema at 555 11th Street NW. You may RSVP for yourself and up to one guest. Seating is limited.

Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University.

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