Tag Archives: Narrative and Technology

Guardian of Whatever the City Threw Away

This excerpt, from the end of March Kelleher’s speech at the eighth-grade graduation that opens up Chapter 11, is the conclusion to her story of the stealthy ruler that would pay off those who could recognize him with a small … Continue reading

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Think of me as the Prophet

“Ain’t like I was ever Alfred Hitchcock or somethin. You can watch my stuff till you’re cross-eyed and there’ll never be any deeper meaning. I see something interesting, I shoot it is all. Future of film if you want to … Continue reading

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In Darkness, There’s More That Meets the Eye than Light

“The rest of the screen is claimed by the abyss — far from an absence, it is a darkness pulsing with whatever light was before light was invented.” (Bleeding Edge, page 75) The chapter begins with Maxine paying a visit … Continue reading

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Marvin the Kozmonaut: The Uncanny History

“”Strange, I’m not expecting anything, you must have me mixed up with some other lowlife again.” Except Marvin has an uncanny history of always showing up with items Maxine knows she didn’t order but which prove each time to be … 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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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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Human Emotions Interrupting Technological Preformances

Global Frequency spends great deals of its energy on looking at how humans differ from that of machines or other beings. I think this concept of human vs. machine is apparent throughout the entirety of the graphic novel, however the … Continue reading

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