A timely and uncanny portrait of a world in the wake of fake news, diminished privacy, and a total shutdown of the Internet.BEFORE In Bristol s center lies the Croft, a digital no man s land cut off from the surveillance, Big Data dependence, and corporate sponsored, globally hegemonic aspirations that have overrun the rest of the world Ten years in, it s become a center of creative counterculture But it s fraying at the edges, radicalizing from inside How will it fare when its chief architect, Rushdi Mannan, takes off to meet his boyfriend in New York City now the apotheosis of the new techno utopian global metropolis AFTER An act of anonymous cyberterrorism has permanently switched off the Internet Global trade, travel, and communication have collapsed The luxuries that characterized modern life are scarce In the Croft, Mary who has visions of people presumed dead is sought out by grieving families seeking connections to lost ones But does Mary have a gift or is she just hustling to stay alive Like Grids, who runs the Croft s black market like personal turf Or like Tyrone, who hoards music culled from cassettes, the only medium to survive the crash and tattered sneakers like treasure.The world of Infinite Detail is a small step shy of our own utterly dependent on technology, constantly brokering autonomy and privacy for comfort and convenience With Infinite Detail, Tim Maughan makes the hitherto unimaginable come true the End of the Internet, the End of the World as We Know It. New Download Books Infinite Detail by Tim Maughan – tbjewellers.co.uk
Tim Maughan is an author and journalist using both fiction and non fiction to explore issues around cities, class, culture, technology, and the future His work regularly appears on the BBC, New Scientist, and Vice Motherboard His debut novel INFINITE DETAIL will be published by FSG in 2019 He also collaborates with artists and filmmakers, and has had work shown at the VA, Columbia School of Architecture, the Vienna Biennale, and on Channel 4 He currently lives in Canada.
- 384 pages
- Infinite Detail
- Tim Maughan
- 19 November 2017 Tim Maughan