Against my expectations and in a clear demonstration of an unparalleled and rapacious intellectual hunger, today’s secret ballot ended in a decision to stick with the original schedule. You guys are so hardcore. No changes then. Next week we nail down Neuromancer. For the 2 weeks after that we tackle Calcutta Chromosome. And we round out the course with a taste of commie-loving psychoanalyst-philosopher Slavoj Zizek, the master, as some guy once said, of the “counterintuitive observation.”
For next week please screen David Cronenberg’s film eXistenZ, a more perverse version of The Matrix.