Margaret Atwood’s novel Oryx and Crake (2003) depicts a dystopian society dominated by images. Two boys, Jimmy and Crake, click idly back and forth between porn sites, animal snuff sites, and live coverage of executions and assisted suicide. They are fascinated in equal measure by images of sex and images of cats being torn apart by hand; by nude newsreaders and live beheadings in front of cheering crowds; by scenes of paedophilia and scenes of live open-heart surgery. The sex and brutality blur together.
|Title of host publication||The HTML of cruciform love|
|Subtitle of host publication||Toward a theology of the internet|
|Editors||John Frederick, Eric Lewellen|
|Place of Publication||Eugene, OR|
|Number of pages||17|
|ISBN (Print)||9781532609367, 9781532609381|
|Publication status||Published - 03 Dec 2019|