ArtLung posts tagged with william-gibson
11-Apr-2002My DVD copy of the William Gibson documentary…
My DVD copy of the William Gibson documentary No Maps for These Territories came yesterday. It’s nifty, and has lots more of Gibson chattering on about things like the future, Crack cocaine, the past, and drug gangs. Also more Bruce Sterling! I ordered it on Sunday when I blogged it Sunday. Nice UPS turnaround. I’ll…
07-Apr-2002No Maps for These Territories
No Maps for These Territories, a documentary about William Gibson is now out on DVD.
The surveillance state is beginning. 1984 is no longer the relevant text. We need to look to how information flows in Cyberpunk novels like those of William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. Where having surveillance and databases out there in the aether don’t necessarily make anyone safer or happier or more secure. We must think carefully…
25-Apr-2001Keeping a journal is a responsibility
Keeping a journal is a responsibility, once you start it. But what does one do when there is precious little to share? I’m in transition now. Lots of irons in the fire. Things on my mind. Other people have things about to happen as well. The new Bruce Sterling interview in Locus indicates a new…
17-Apr-2001Another reason why I idolize William Gibson:
Another reason why I idolize William Gibson: I can’t get the phrase “Venice decompressed” out of my head. The phrase is in the book Idoru. I’ve been listening to the audio book version on my short commute. Venice decompressed.
14-Apr-2001The Fresh Air radio show from Tuesday
The Fresh Air radio show from Tuesday, April 10, 2001: a remarkable interview with the author of a new biography of Timothy McVeigh.Their book is significant to history, given Mr. McVeigh’s shyness with the press, and yet the authors, both journalists, come across as mild-mannered to a fault. Until I had heard an exerpt on…