The Hacktivist will shed light on the debate over transparency between users and corporations in the hardware world.
Asian Scientist Magazine and Singularity Group are pleased to announce they have entered into a strategic partnership to launch a documentary short film featuring US hacker and activist Andrew ‘bunnie’ Huang.
This marks the first-ever collaboration between the award-winning science and technology magazine published by Singapore-headquartered Wildtype Media Group and Singularity Group, a global impact organization with a mission to impact a billion people over the next five years.
Slated to launch in early 2022, the documentary titled The Hacktivist aims to shed light on long-standing tensions between corporations, governments, and individual users and hackers, as well as transparency issues in the hardware world.
“We want to explore the topic of data privacy and the role of big tech in our daily lives,” says Dr. Juliana Chan, CEO and Founder of Wildtype Media Group. “For this effort, we are examining the complex role of hackers in the tech industry, and we are learning that they can be a force for good as hacker-activists.”
Shot in Singapore, Boston, and San Francisco, the Singapore-US production will draw insights from tech experts and intellectual property lawyers from around the world. In particular, “white hat” (ethical) hackers and hacktivists will be called upon to weigh in on their multifaceted function in the industry.
The star of the show, Andrew ‘bunnie’ Huang, first drew international fame in 2001 when he clashed with US tech giant Microsoft for teaching others how to modify the Xbox. Now, the Singapore-based hacker is fighting a lawsuit against the US government to restore users’ rights to own and use their technology.
“We help leaders better understand the implications of exponential technology on their companies and communities, so it’s only right that we encourage meaningful conversations on important topics, even when it may be controversial. Through this collaboration, we want to spark dialogue about trust in an increasingly technology-driven world” said Mr. Steve Leonard, CEO of Singularity Group.
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Asian Scientist Magazine is an award-winning science and technology magazine that highlights research and development news stories from Asia to a global audience. The magazine is published by Singapore-headquartered Wildtype Media Group, a digital-focused STEM media business with a strong following on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
About Wildtype Media Group
Combining savvy communication with technical rigor, Wildtype Media Group is Asia’s leading STEM and healthcare media company, spanning digital, print, video, custom publishing and events. Brands under Wildtype Media Group include the flagship Asian Scientist Magazine and Supercomputing Asia, award-winning titles available in print and online.
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About Singularity University
Singularity Group is a global impact organization that looks into the future to better understand how technology will shape businesses and communities in pursuit of its grand mission to impact a billion people over the next five years. For over a decade, Singularity has worked with transformative leaders — entrepreneurs, corporations, nonprofits, governments, investors, and academics — to leverage the power of exponential technologies to make a positive impact at planetary scale. With 250,000 impact innovators across the Singularity network, 150 partners across six continents and a strong digital presence, Singularity Group reaches millions of people each month. The organization has launched over 5,000 social impact initiatives, with more than 60 startups with a combined valuation of $1 billion. For more information, visit https://su.org.