11.6.07

you saw a semiotic ghost

'If you want a better explanation, I'd say you saw a semiotic ghost. All these contactee stories, for instance, are framed in a kind of sci-fi imagery that permeates our culture. I could buy aliens, but not aliens that look like Fifties' comic art. They're semiotic phantoms, bits of deep cultural imagery that have split off and taken on a life of their own, like the Jules Verne airships that those old Kansas farmers were always seeing. But you saw a different kind of ghost, that's all. That plane was part of the mass unconscious, once. You picked up on that, somehow. The important thing is not to worry about it.'

William Gibson
The Gernsback Continuum
1981

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mulle meenutas
see lugu natuke
yht Poe' ja Lovecrafti
juttude sorti.

1 kommentaar:

juurak ütles ...

aga see on üks ülimalt tore ja hea lugu :)