From my blogpost on hackers in popular culture:
Seeing "computeromancy" as an aesthetics makes the true hacking much more tame and hackers' criticism of our capitalist culture - toothless. They're dangerous because they're skilled / criminals / geniuses, not because they see more than us or raise valid points against how we use technology.
Hackers create, modify, repurpose and generally build things.
They are good, bad and every degree in between those two extremes just like all other parts of society.