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The Culture of Information
ENGL 25 Winter 2002, Alan Liu
Notes for Class 21

This page contains materials intended to facilitate class discussion (excerpts from readings, outlines of issues, links to resources, etc.). The materials are not necessarily the same as the instructor's teaching notes and are not designed to represent a full exposition or argument. This page is subject to revision as the instructor finalizes preparation. (Last revised 2/26/02 )



Preliminary Class Business

  • Description of readings for next class
  • URLs for your online essays to Elizabeth by Friday
  • Reading Exam 2 on Friday, March 8th
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Destructive Creativity: The Case of Viral or Hacker Art (continued)

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Discussion of Literary and Artistic Responses to Postindustrialism

  • What did you think of Neuromancer (and cyberpunk fiction)?

    • What didn't work for you, or bothered you?

    • What was good about the novel?

    • Is the novel "cool"?

  • What do you think of viral art?

  • If you were a serious creative writer or artist interested in responding artistically to the world of postindustrial information technology, how might you go about it?
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