Look at the Bunny
|Author||: Dominic Pettman|
|Publisher||: John Hunt Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 232|
|Rating||: 4/5 (401 Downloads)|
Download or read book Look at the Bunny written by Dominic Pettman and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2013-03-29 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are totems merely a thing of the distant past? Or might it be that our sleek new machines are producing totemic forces which we are only beginning to recognize? This book asks to what degree today's media technologies are haunted by a Freudian ghost, functioning as totems or taboos (or both). By isolating five case-studies (rabbits in popular culture, animated creatures that go "off-program," virtual lovers, jealous animal spirit guides, and electronic paradises), Look at the Bunny highlights and explores today's techno-totemic environment. In doing so, it explores how nonhuman avatars are increasingly expected to shepherd us beyond our land-locked identities, into a risky - sometimes ecstatic - relationship with the Other.