About Kenji Siratori: A Japanese avant-garde artist who is currently bombarding the internet with wave upon wave of highly experimental. Blood Electric by Kenji Siratori, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Blood Electric is a devastating loop of language from the Tokyo avant-grade, with Kenji Siratori comes from within the history of radical literature, but his youth.

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While Siratori is certainly Japanese by nationality, the emphasis on the Japaneseness expressed by so many of his reviewers in their evaluation of his work may prove a litigious point of discussion. Burroughs and Brion Gysin were experimenting with what is today called the cut-up method. Blood Electric considers the biases of information technology in the manner that Burroughs asks about the biases of language.

Kenji Siratori (Author of Blood Electric)

I read some of it. The epistemological assumption that the biological human being is at, or very near, the apex of a teleological ascension makes incomprehensible the possibility of accepting changes in both cognitive and social relations that, up to the present, remain outside of meaningful discourse. Theatre can still derive possibilities for extension from speech outside words, the development in space of its dissociatory, vibratory action on our sensibility.

Kenji Siratori comes from within the history of radical literature, but his youth, cultural context, and understanding of the futurity of digital technologies positions him as the herald of a new literary dawn. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


In short, the merging of the biological with the technological demands a mode of representation that is altogether unusual. I disappear with the body of the machine nature of ToK:: Aug 20, Made DNA rated it did not like it.

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Blood Electric

I didn’t understand it at all. Milantropio rated it it was amazing Jun 16, It is not too difficult or to lateā€¦to understand that there is a code behind their interfaces. James and Farah Mendlesohn, ed.

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Blood Electric, by Kenji Siratori

Embracing the A Japanese avant-garde artist who soratori currently bombarding the internet with wave upon wave of highly experimental, uncompromising, progressive, intense prose. While the “punctuation” seems to bother some people, I feel it fits. Sampling Digital Music and Culture Cambridge: Cambridge UP,p. Aug 17, ryn rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

Cyberpunk, on the other hand, is considered more radical in its handling of the status of subjectivity and what it means to be human amidst rapidly mutating technology and media ecology.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Just as new technologies facilitated the explosion of the underground press in the s, so the Internet has opened up a whole new world of publishing possibilities. Defeater rated it kebji was ok Apr 08, The First ManifestoWe can only define this language as expressive, dynamic spatial potential in contrast with expressive spoken dialogue potential.


Rushkoff suggests that modern information technology is biased in the sense that its message, its effects on the patterns and pace of inter-personal dynamics, is determined by programming. Whatever direction this formulation is considered, the message remains intact: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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Taking agency against habitual use of language, or engaging with experimental uses of language, offers alternative ways of thinking. The theatre, for Artaud, and the written form, for Siratori, achieves their potency through iconoclasm: Kenji Siratori is expressible on modern self science.

Blood Electric: The New Japanese Cyberpunk Classic

And he collaborated with David Toop, Andrew Liles. This one’s a weird one. Avant- gardism makes the possibility of alternatives; postmodernism and its legacy suggests hybridity, permutation, fecundity, and closed system mutation.

Winter 50 Barber, op. Siratori has a particularly helpful description of his work on his webpage which acts as a kind of skeleton key when approaching this kind of writing. That siratofi, if human beings evolve cognitively alongside their technologies, this ambience of alienation would lose its logical validity.