The Official World
Stationary Carousels and Chain Letters: The Ego-Technic Media of the Official World
This chapter sets out the infrastructure of the official world: its staging media and anthropotechnics. It sets outs the “vicarious life” of the official world and the interactive character of its forms of life. It describes the somatic biographies of the lethal and reincarnative individuals who come to life in it: opportunistic, projective, stress-driven. The chapter details the built architecture of “the auto-hypnotically closed counter-worlds”—air-conditioned chambers, space capsules, high-rises, concrete islands, institutional settings for the self-enhanced—the sites in
The scene of the crime in the age of social systems and crime fiction are shown to test out modern distinctions between...