Luckhurst, Roger. “Ending the Century: Literature and Digital Technology.”

Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature. Ed. Laura Marcus and Peter Nicholls. New York: Cambridge UP, 2004. 794-5.

This article offers an analysis of “Agrippa: A Book of the Dead” and considers it fully within the context of emerging literary trends. (more…)

Biographical Information

Authors on the Web.Com, “William Gibson’s Official Site,” http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/index.asp (accessed July 12, 2005).
This site includes information on Gibson’s books, a short biography of Gibson, links, and access to a blog and online discussion devoted to Gibson’s work.

Biographical Information

Authors on the Web.Com, “William Gibson’s Official Site,” http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/index.asp (accessed July 12, 2005).

This site includes information on Gibson’s books, a short biography of Gibson, links, and access to a blog and online discussion devoted to Gibson’s work.

The Center for Book Arts: http://www.centerforbookarts.org/archive/bio.asp?artistID=436

This site includes brief biographical information about Dennis Ashbaugh, as well as a description of his work in Agrippa.

The Ralls Collection. http://www.rallscollection.com/bios/ashbaugh_bio.html.
This site includes more extensive biographical information about Dennis Ashbaugh and features samples of his artwork.

Resources Page

I made up a sticky page for the resources. I had to do this through the editor login.

http://agrippa.english.ucsb.edu/resources

I didn’t include everything that has been posted so far, because there were a few I wasn’t sure about. Here is what I think we still need to do in terms of the resources:

    Do we want to include any categories?

    Some of the entries don’t have quotes or comments. Is this okay?

    Our entries are not all consistent. We need to go through with an MLA or Chicago guide and fix them to one style. (On this note I have included as the first and last entries two different ways of citing websites.)

    Do we need access or retrieved dates for linked websites?

    How do we want to cite authors with multiple articles? (I did most recent on top.)

Resources

Schwenger, Peter. “Agrippa, or, The Apocalyptic Book” South Atlantic Quarterly. Fall 1993 92:4, 617.

Literary analysis of “Agrippa”; this issue of the South Atlantic Quarterly is devoted to discussions of cyberculture. “At the end of the process that is Agrippa we are left not merely with emptiness, but with our awareness of that process both in and beyond the mechanism.”

Holderness, Mike. “Vanishing act caught in the net.” New Scientist. March 20, 1993 137:1865, 45

Short review of the work and its early transcription on the net. “[Begos] believes the encryption is secure, and that the hacker videotaped a computer screen at the exhibition and retyped it from that.”

Formatting test 2

Quittner, Josh. “Read Any Good Webs Lately?” Newsday. June 16, 1992.
Quittner, Josh. “When Art Resembles National Security” (Sidebar). Newsday. June 16, 1992.
http://eserver.org/cyber/newsday.txt

News article about technologically-enabled texts, including Agrippa; also features a sidebar about the specific code used to generate Agrippa’s self-encrypting text.

“William Gibson’s short story, “Agrippa,” is designed to automatically and irrevocably encode itself after a viewer reads it on a computer screen. But because a sophisticated and virtually unbreakable encryption program, known as RSA, is used to do the code work, and because RSA, like most encryption devices, is closely guarded by the U.S. government, it’s possible that “Agrippa” may not be sold overseas, said Kevin Begos, the publisher.”

Formatting Test 1

Quittner, Josh. “Read Any Good Webs Lately?” Newsday. June 16, 1992.
Quittner, Josh. “When Art Resembles National Security” (Sidebar).
Newsday. June 16, 1992.
http://eserver.org/cyber/newsday.txt

News article about technologically-enabled texts, including Agrippa; also features a sidebar about the specific code used to generate Agrippa’s self-encrypting text. (more…)

Formatting Test

Quittner, Josh. “Read Any Good Webs Lately?” Newsday. June 16, 1992.
Quittner, Josh. “When Art Resembles National Security” (Sidebar). Newsday. June 16, 1992.
http://eserver.org/cyber/newsday.txt

News article about technologically-enabled texts, including Agrippa; also features a sidebar about the specific code used to generate Agrippa’s self-encrypting text. (more…)

Additional Periodical Resources

Killheffer, Robert. “Publishers Weekly Interviews — William Gibson.” Publishers Weekly, September 6, 1993. p.70.

Martin, Guy. “Read it Once.” Esquire Magazine, May 1992. p.33.

Hamburg, Victoria. “William Gibson Talks to Victoria Hamburg.” Interview, January 1989.

Side Note: Not available online, but my understanding is that all are about Agrippa. Will track down and annotate these when I return to the U.S.

Video Resources

Video Resources

No maps for these territories: on the road with William Gibson. Produced and directed by Mark Neale.

“On an overcast morning in 1999, William Gibson stepped into a limousine in Los Angeles and set off on a road trip around North America. The limo was rigged with digital cameras, a computer, a TV, a stereo and a cellphone. The entire movie was generated by this four-wheeled media machine. Both an account of Gibson’s life and work and a commentary on the world outside the car windows, the film reveals the landscape of Western culture on the edge of the new millennium, in the throes of convulsive, tech-driven change.”

Page 1 of 212