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An Analysis of William Gibson's Idoru -      William Gibson's Idoru is a novel thick with implications and extrapolations related to the oncoming and (present) age of electronic para-reality. Stylistically, it is far from perfect, but in theme it has a firm grasp on the concept of the simulacra as it mimics, masks and replaces reality.   Gibson's characters are rarely paintings of great depth. While I would strongly disagree with the assertion that they are archetypes cut out from a mold, I would still note that they are not particularly rich or personal....   [tags: Gibson Idoru Essays]
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Idoru, by William Gibson - In Idoru, by William Gibson, the idoru is more human than Laney. Rei Toei, the idoru, is a completely virtual media star, a synthespian. Laney is a quantitative analyst with a concentration deficit that he can adjust "into a state of pathological hyperfocus," thus enabling him to be "an extremely good researcher" (Gibson 30). Growing up in the Gainesville Federal Orphanage, Laney inadvertently restricted control over his future identity. Only considering the program's rewards, he voluntarily participated in a series of experimental drug tests....   [tags: Gibson Idoru Essays] 967 words
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Artificial Intelligence in Gibson's Idoru and Oshii's Ghost in the Shell - Artificial Intelligence in Gibson's Idoru and Oshii's Ghost in the Shell      Introduction If people knew what scientists are up to, they would not be sleeping as calmly as they do today. If only they knew, they would read more carefully what the cyberpunk authors have to say.   The purpose of this work is not only to compare the pictures of Artificial Intelligence (hereafter referred to simply as AI) included in two major works of cyberpunk genre, but also to show the connection between those images and the reality we all live in or its nearest future....   [tags: Gibson Idoru Essays]
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William Gibson's Idoru - Idoru Idoru by william gibson is nothing less than an awe-insiring book for me. no other author that i have come across can inspire one to recreate visions of reality at the turn of every page. Gibsons books are all compelling; neuromancer (1984) needing perhaps a special mention; as this book single handedly created the cyberpunk genre, aswell as coining phrases such as "cyberspace". However, as one of his later works (1996), we are able to find within Idoru's more contempory exploration of our worlds transformation into a high density infomation-governed datasphere, an analysis of what might happen to certain aspects of humanity as technology, infomation, and a new reality converge wit...   [tags: Essays Papers] 1769 words
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Postmodern Materialism And Subsemantic Cultural Theory - Postmodern materialism and subsemantic cultural theory 1. Structuralist rationalism and the subcapitalist paradigm of reality In the works of Gibson, a predominant concept is the concept of patriarchialist truth. The primary theme of the works of Gibson is not narrative, but neonarrative. But the closing/opening distinction prevalent in Gibson's Neuromancer is also evident in Idoru, although in a more mythopoetical sense. Lyotard's model of subdialectic Marxism suggests that the significance of the poet is significant form....   [tags: essays research papers] 569 words
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The Discourse of Economy: Deconstructive Theory and Precapitalist Narrative - The Discourse of Economy: Deconstructive theory and precapitalist narrative 1. Gibson and neotextual discourse If one examines deconstructive theory, one is faced with a choice: either accept precapitalist narrative or conclude that the media is fundamentally meaningless. It could be said that the subject is contextualised into a capitalist libertarianism that includes reality as a whole. Porter[1] states that we have to choose between deconstructive theory and Sartreist existentialism. "Society is a legal fiction," says Baudrillard....   [tags: essays research papers] 852 words
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The Works of William Ford Gibson - In 1984, Neuromancer, the debut novel of a largely unambitious American-Canadian named William Ford Gibson was published. Opening with the line, “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel,” Gibson unwittingly tapped into the emerging literary and artistic aesthetic known as cyberpunk, realized previously in the form of films such as Blade Runner and in the works of fellow science fiction writers such as Bruce Sterling. In Neuromancer, a disgraced ex-hacker named Henry Dorsett Case, who has been literally drained of his talents after attempting to double-cross his last employer, is hired by a mysterious benefactor willing to restore his talents for the ultima...   [tags: Cyberpunk Hacker Hacking]
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Objectivism - Socialist realism and neoconstructivist objectivism 1. Socialist realism and the cultural paradigm of expression If one examines the cultural paradigm of expression, one is faced with a choice: either accept predialectic cultural theory or conclude that the goal of the poet is significant form. However, in Clerks, Smith reiterates neoconstructivist objectivism; in Chasing Amy he deconstructs the cultural paradigm of expression. The subject is contextualised into a socialist realism that includes narrativity as a whole....   [tags: essays research papers] 1407 words
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