The Official World
Brecht’s Rabbit: The Anthropotechnics of Suspense
The chapter demonstrates how the space and practices of the office--its operations, observations, and ego-technic media—become the switchboard of a self-organizing social order of things. Examples are drawn from the fiction of Patricia Highsmith, Tom McCarthy, Max Brooks (World War Z), and comic book art. Description of the epoch of social systems, in relation to modern and contemporary art and the social theory of Erving Goffman, Niklas Luhmann, Peter Sloterdijk.