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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.



Zero History by Willaim Gibson: Drops on September 7th, 2010
August 13, 2010, 1:09 PM
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Hubertus Bigend returns to us again in William Gibson’s new novel, Zero History, from Putnam.

Dropping in early September the book is positioned to rampage across the crowded fall book season.

Very much looking forward to the arrival of Zero History.  We’ll definitely be reviewing it here and working on getting an interview.