William Gibson

  • Listen Closely: Broadcastr Brings You An Audio Guide To The Whole Wide World

    Listen Closely: Broadcastr Brings You An Audio Guide To The Whole Wide World

    I'm a huge William Gibson fan, not least for the ideas with which his books overflow. One such in Spook Country was location-based virtual art: VR images that can only be seen at specific real-world places. As is often the case with Gibson, I read that and wondered, "How long?" Well, today we're halfway there. I give you Broadcastr, a new platform that allows anyone to record or upload audio… Read More

  • William Gibson's New Book Is Out Tomorrow. Are You Getting It?

    William Gibson's New Book Is Out Tomorrow. Are You Getting It?

    While I haven't honestly enjoyed this latest set of books as well as I enjoyed the Sprawl and the Bridge trilogies, I would still give one of my fingers to give William Gibson a big man hug. He basically defined sci-fi for me, much in the same way Tolkien defined my taste in fantasy, and anything too far from his original dystopian settings peopled with amazingly detailed characters (The Road for… Read More

  • William Gibson's "My Obsession"

    William Gibson's "My Obsession"

    Here’s some Friday afternoon reading for you all — the classic 1999 treatise on eBay and the collectors impulse. In it Gibson describes is obsession with watches on eBay and talks about the curatorial imperative. The idea of the Collectible is everywhere today, and sometimes strikes me as some desperate instinctive reconfiguring of the postindustrial flow, some basic mammalian response… Read More