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Simon DeDeo's presentation of 'Sneakers'

May 23, 2013 1:14 p.m.

The popular Science On Screen series continued Wednesday evening, May 8, in Santa Fe with Simon DeDeo and the 1992 cult hacker film Sneakers.

Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, and Ben Kingsley headline an all-star cast in this hacker version of Ocean’s 11, in which a team of computer security experts are recruited to steal a very powerful little box. Cosmologist and mathematician Simon DeDeo shared his knowledge of hackers, cryptography, and systems vulnerability to put this 1992 cult film into perspective.

Read DeDeo’s remarks about Sneakers

Listen to DeDeo's interview on the Santa Fe Radio Cafe (May 7, 2013)

Science On Screen is a collaboration of SFI and the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Santa Fe. During each showing, an SFI scientist presents a favorite film, offering personal perspectives and insights from the world of science. It's an idea-rich spin on the movies.

SFI and CCA presented seven Science on Screen events in 2012. (Watch the 4-minute trailer for "Groundhog Day with Murray Gell-Mann," screened May 17, 2012, at the CCA.) The 2013 encore series, presented in conjunction with the Coolidge Corner Theater and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, offers three classic films selected by SFI scientists. 

Advance tickets are recommended. For tickets and prices, call the CCA Box Office at 505-982-1338.

All showings take place at the CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, in Santa Fe.

See the schedule of all upcoming SFI community events here.

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Past SFI-CCA Science On Screen events:

Sneakers with Simon DeDeo, May 8, 2013

Never Cry Wolf with Paula Sabloff, March 13, 2013

Primer with Cris Moore, February 6, 2013 (listen to Moore's interview on the Santa Fe Radio Cafe)

The Gods Must Be Crazy with Murray Gell-Mann, December 13, 2012

Raiders of the Lost Ark with George Gumerman, November 28, 2012

Memento with Chris Wood, October 17, 2012

Groundhog Day with Murray Gell-Mann, May 17, 2012

Future Cities with Geoffrey West, April 26, 2012

Blade Runner with Nathan Collins, March 29, 2012

WarGames with Simon DeDeo, March 8, 2012

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