Perf. William Gibson. Mark Neale Productions, 2000.
DVD documentary video features William Gibson on a road trip across North America, starting from Los Angeles. U2’s Bono reads from Neuromancer, and Bruce Sterling and Jack Womack fade in and out of the car where Gibson carries on an extended interview while literally moving down the “information superhighway,” and also down strip roads and backstreets. (Website for documentary)
“On an overcast morning in 1999, William Gibson, father of cyberpunk and author of the cult-classic novel Neuromancer, stepped into a limousine and set off on a road trip around North America. The limo was rigged with digital cameras, a computer, a television, a stereo, and a cell phone. Generated entirely by this four-wheeled media machine, No Maps For These Territories is both an account of Gibson’s life and work and a commentary on the world outside the car windows. Here, the man who coined the word “cyberspace” offers a unique perspective on Western culture at the edge of the new millennium, and in the throes of convulsive, tech-driven change.” (from DVD back cover)