New Acquaintances Rachael Walker New Acquaintances The purpose of this project is to choose several new acquaintances for a character from the novel and explain why the character would benefit from meeting these other people. MARCUS High school student, hacker, activist. Uses the handle “w1n5t0n” as a nod to Orwell’s 1984. Feels claustrophobic in his school and life, seeks freedom in the form of interactive team gaming. Arrested and unlawfully held, tortured, and accused of terrorism by DHS. Begins underground revolt in retribution. Edward Snowden NSA whistleblower who leaked information regarding government digital monitoring practices. Risked personal safety and livelihood to make others aware of issues. Julian Assange Career in hacking & programming. Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks. Exposed government and corporate wrongdoing. Marjane Satrapi Novelist: Persepolis Sought political asylum in Austria and France during 80s & 90s during Iran conflicts and fundamentalist regime. Used graphic novels to share experience during this time of political upheaval in her country. Jeanson James Ancheta High school aged hacker. First person charged in running botnets to control large numbers of hijacked computers. Khalid El-Masri German citizen who was mistakenly abducted by Macedonian police and turned over to the U.S. CIA as a war criminal. Case of mistaken identity. The movie Rendition is based on his story. Closing Thoughts His whole purpose is to shut down the entitlement of certain government agencies to claim a type of imminent domain, in that they remove rights in order to “protect” the people. Marcus would gain various benefits from each of the people mentioned in this presentation, some of which he could then use in his case against the DHS as evidence of prior wrongdoing constituting a pattern of overstepping socially agreed-upon legal boundaries. Brings up the question of how far is too far.