Hall of Mirrors

As last night’s final episode of Mr. Robot ended, I cried aloud, “Wait, that can’t be it …”

Then the song, “Hall of Mirrors” by Kraftwerk played over the credits.

Hall of Mirror Lyrics

The young man stepped into the hall of mirrors
Where he discovered a reflection of himself
Even the greatest stars discover themselves in the looking glass
Even the greatest stars discover themselves in the looking glass

Sometimes he saw his real face
And sometimes a stranger at his place
Even the greatest stars find their face in the looking glass
Even the greatest stars find their face in the looking glass

He fell in love with the image of himself
And suddenly the picture was distorted
Even the greatest stars dislike themselves in the looking glass
Even the greatest stars dislike themselves in the looking glass

He made up the person he wanted to be
And changed into a new personality
Even the greatest stars change themselves in the looking glass
Even the greatest stars change themselves in the looking glass

The artist is living in the mirror
With the echoes of himself
Even the greatest stars live their lives in the looking glass
Even the greatest stars live their lives in the looking glass

Even the greatest stars fix their face in the looking glass
Even the greatest stars fix their face in the looking glass
Even the greatest stars live their lives in the looking glass
Even the greatest stars live their lives in the looking glass

Written by Emil Schult, Florian Schneider-Esleben, Ralf Huetter •
Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Rooting for Mr. Robot!

I really hope Rami Malek, who plays Elliot Alderson on Mr. Robot wins the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series on Sunday night. He’s been amazing to watch and to identify with his unique hacker mind.

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USA Network

The show is a fascinating tour de force for us. We have worked hard to catch up with the Wednesday night airings thanks to Amazon and USA Network providing the video libraries for Season 1 and Season 2 respectfully.

I was happy to see that Mr. Robot composer Mac Quayle won the Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) on 9/10. The music is riveting and compelling.

Hard to believe there is just one more show left this season…

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Mr. Robot

I took a new assignment to develop a training curriculum for cybersecurity professionals. I need to understand the psyche of successful threat hunters.  As luck would have it, I have a found a television show well suited to that task.

The show is called Mr. Robot. The series is in its second season on USA Network. The lead character ElliotAlderson, played by Rami Malek has become my study.

I am leveraging the extensive knowledge presented by Mr. Robot’s research team. Granted it’s a television show but I’ve been given a good look inside a security operations center along with the the tools of the trade on Elliot’s workstation.

The edgy music that underscores the production adds a powerful dimension to the experience. The Mac Quayle penetrating score is played entirely on electronic instruments. There is a strong allegiance to pioneering German groups like Can, Cluster and Tangerine Dream.