Richard Thieme

Hacking Biohacking and the Future of Humanity

Richard Thieme was born in Chicago. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1965 with a B.A. in English literature. He later earned a M.A. in English at the University of Chicago, where he studied with noted Joycean scholar Richard Ellmann. Thieme spent two years in England, then returned to Chicago to attend Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he earned his Masters of Divinity degree and became an Episcopal priest.

  • The Symbiotic Relationship Between Networked Computers and Humans — A Dialectic Constituting a Rising Spiral of Mutual Transformation. Def Con July 26–28, 1996
  • Keynote speaker, Black Hat Briefings, July 9–10, 1997
  • Convergence — Every Man (and Woman) a Spy. Black Hat Briefings July 29–30, 1998
  • The More Things Change The More They Don’t: Soft Destruction and the Ancient Wisdom of Hacking Def Con July 31-August 2, 1998
  • Hacking a Trans-Planetary Net: The Essence of Hacking in a Context of Pan-global Culture, the Wetware / dryware Interface, and Going to Europa. Def ConJuly 13–15, 2001
  • The Truth About Life, Hacking and the Truth (about Life, Hacking and the Truth) ((about Life, Hacking and…)) Rubi-Con April 5–7, 2002
  • Hacker Generations: From Building the Network to Using the Network to Being the Network Def Con August 1–3, 2003
  • Hacker Generations: From Network Warfare to Perception Warfare Hivercon November 6–7, 2003
  • Quantum Hacking: In Search of a Unified Theory Def Con July 30-August 1, 2004
  • Zen and The Relevance of Perception to Cyber Security, or, When is a Network Not a Network? Shmoocon February 4–6, 2005
  • Living on the Edge: The Sources of Creativity for Security Wizards and Hackers Notacon April 8–10, 2005
  • Keynote AusCERT, May 22–26, 2005
  • Social Engineering at Def Con: Games Hackers Play Def Con July 28–30, 2000
  • Keynote ZaCon, October 2011
  • Staring into the Abyss: The Dark Side of Security and Professional Intelligence. Blackhat Briefings 2011
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