Getting out of the Gernsback Continuum

@inproceedings{Ross1991GettingOO,
  title={Getting out of the Gernsback Continuum},
  author={Andrew Ross},
  year={1991}
}
  • Andrew Ross
  • Published 1991
  • History
  • The title of this essay refers to the cyberpunk writer William Gibson's first published story "The Gernsback Continuum," whose narrator, a free-lance photographer, has been hired to shoot 1930s futuristic North American architecture for the British nostalgia publishers' market. The streamlined design of factory buildings, gas stations, diners, and movie marquees-finned, flanged, and fluted-recalls a future perfect that never was, a tomorrow's world fully planned and designed by technophiles… CONTINUE READING

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