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William Gibson: No Maps for These Territories

As the publication of William Gibson’s Zero History creeps ever closer – and the possibility of an interview with the author on BOTR arises – I’ve been performing some informal research.

Above, I’ve posted a short video excerpt from a movie made in the late nineties by Mark Neale called No Maps for These Territories.

Here’s how the movie is described on wikipedia:

On an overcast morning in 1999, William Gibson, father of cyberpunk and author of the cult-classic novel Neuromancer, stepped into a limousine and set off on a road trip around North America. The limo was rigged with digital cameras, a computer, a television, a stereo, and a cell phone. Generated entirely by this four-wheeled media machine, No Maps for These Territories is both an account of Gibson’s life and work and a commentary on the world outside the car windows. Here, the man who coined the word “cyberspace” offers a unique perspective on Western culture at the edge of the new millennium, and in the throes of convulsive, tech – driven change.

That’s just too amazing. I cannot wait to get my hands on this movie.

I think that we should host a post-geographic screening in Vancouver at W2 Storyeum some time very soon.

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