Tag Archives: The Question Concerning Technology

In Which Mae Refuses to Enframe the World

The moment in Dave Eggers The Circle that this post will be focusing on appears on what should be pages 270-271 of the paperback. My digital copy is paged slightly differently, so forgive me if the page is not exact. This moment … Continue reading

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The Personal is Unpolitical: Paper and Purpose in The Circle

The passage I chose to focus on occurs at the bottom of Page 187 and continues into the top of 188.  Mae’s boss Dan just finished holding a meeting with her about her recent lack of participation in The Circle’s … Continue reading

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Consequences of Acting Through Others

An hour into the film Gamer, John “Kable” Tillman enters a rave within the Society’s game while attempting to free his wife Angie. Shots are fired at Kable, which end up killing several people at the rave. In the real … Continue reading

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Hopefully Humankind Doesn’t End Up This Way…

Throughout Neveldine and Taylor’s film Gamer it is obvious to see that technology has advanced so much that it not only is a constant part of daily life, but it is people’s lives. The “game” society first showed the life-consuming … Continue reading

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Forget The “What Ifs” Let’s Talk About Form ( A Revised Version)

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor’s film, Gamer, is saturated with extreme depictions of violence and hypersexual individuals. Yet, there is more to the film than “T & A” and “what ifs”. The images of breast, blood, and attractive characters mixed … Continue reading

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Is it Really All That Different?

In Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor’s 2009 film Gamer, the game “Society” is much like a sensationalized, ultra-sleazy and barbaric version of modern-day Second Life – the key difference being that avatars are real people who have consented to being … Continue reading

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Humanity vs Gamer

The one moment from Gamer which stood out to me was the elevator scene, where Terry Crews’ character, Hackman, violently murders two people at the urging of “Gorge”, the person controlling Angie, as well as the chase sequence which follows … Continue reading

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