The Christian Science Monitor
Parkes Macdonald Productions
From "WarGames" to "Mr. Robot," Hollywood is fascinated with technology's impact on society. The 1983 film "WarGames" had such an impression on President Reagan that it influenced national policy on cyberweapons. Technology continues to provide endless sources of inspiration for writers, directors, and producers. Join producer Walter Parkes, who cowrote "WarGames," Brian Knappenberger, director of "The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz," and Julie Bush, screenwriter on Universal's "The Sigma Protocol" and host of the podcast Threat Surface, for a discussion on how film affects policies and public opinion when it comes to digital surveillance, privacy, and cybersecurity.