William Gibson's "Spook Country" (Part 3)

And Third, we spoke about “ubiquitous media” and Bill Gibson’s own “mediated” evolution from hippie genius and oft-transparent blogger in the direction of, shall we say “commodified” author. Will we, each and all of us, ever shake the manipulations of media?

You know, we were once a society that made cars and shoes and things like that. I think now we’re mainly a society that markets things and creates celebrity. There’s no way to be seen as an artist without that commodification coming into play…

William Gibson, in conversation with Chris Lydon, August 20, 2007.

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Do we see ourselve, Open Sorcerers, in Gibson world?

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