New Yorker Notice of “The Transmission” (14 December 1992)
(Item #D28) (transcription)

Goings on About Town
Above and Beyond

Get Agrippa—A cyberpunk’s dream. “Agrippa (A Book of the Dead)” is a collaborative work by novelist William Gibson and artist Dennis Ashbaugh. On Dec. 9, the book’s text will be be transmitted via modem from Wyoming to several computers around the world. Gibson’s story, which is about the death of his father, is programmed to “self-destruct” once the words have been displayed. The actual books contain etchings, which are designed to mutate when exposed to light, and Gibson’s story on a computer disk, complete with virus. In New York, you can experience “Agrippa” at the Americas Society (Park Ave. at 68th St., 249-8950, ext. 380), beginning at 6:30, or at the Kitchen (512 W. 19th St., 255-5793), beginning at 7.

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(Item #D28) (transcription)