Archive for January, 2011

Where’s the technoculture?

This is is a quote from an article on the uprisings in Egypt, entitled “Rich, Poor, and a Rift Exposed by Unrest” by David D. Kirkpatrick and Mona El-Naggar.

“A group of men standing guard said they had watched the police abandon the mall as if on command Friday at 11 p.m., and the first looters arrived in cars shortly thereafter. They argued that the government had tried to create the impression of chaos. Others blamed hordes who poured in from impoverished neighborhoods, or Bedouins who they said came from the desert.”

What techno-histories/traditions might an imaginative technocultural writer see this quote connected to?

How might such a writer fictionalize issues raised and insights provoked by this?

Did we read anything last semester you could relate to this?