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No, Mass Surveillance Won’t Stop Terrorist Attacks

In the wake of our discussion regarding Global Frequency and the impact of 9/11, I found this article was especially relevant. The article discusses the effectiveness, or lack thereof, of increasing surveillance in efforts to prevent attacks. A few reading responses touched on the use … Continue reading

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Technology as a Vehicle for Death

I’d like someone to comment on the possibility of religious intentions in Global Frequency. I’m explicitly talking about a moment in the first episode where Ally Fitzgerald (the one called upon to pilot a helicopter after drinking beer in bed) … Continue reading

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Technology: Reshaping the Gender Identity

Warren Ellis utilizes strong female lead roles in his graphic novel, and it is evident that technology is essential to the power of these characters.  The scene in which Aleph is being attacked at the Global Frequency’s central headquarters and … Continue reading

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Miranda Zero and the End of Ages

Miranda Zero and the End of Ages Miranda Zero is an extrapolation of Frank Kermode’s idea that all men live in the “middest”. He uses her to highlight what can be done by a person if they remove themselves from … Continue reading

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Big Wheel

BIG WHEEL Warren Ellis’s chapter Big Wheel was probably the most standout chapter which kept my mind actively engaged as I continued to read the graphic novel. For me, the scene in which global frequency member 436 talks about her … Continue reading

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Managing the Population

The last volume of Ellis’ Global Frequency has been on my mind since I read it. The only explanation I can give as to why it has stuck with me is fear. I fear the fact that the idea that … Continue reading

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The Feminism behind “Big Wheel”

When first reading Global Frequency by Warren Ellis, the chapter “Big Wheel” immediately grabbed my attention. Within the chapter we face the topic of feminism in technology. In “A Manifesto for Cyborgs,” Donna Haraway writes, “a cyborg is a cybernetic … Continue reading

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