William Gibson on Why Sci-Fi Writers Are (Thankfully) Almost Always Wrong | Underwire | Wired.com
In this Wired interview, which will be published over the next three days, Gibson discusses a dizzying range of subjects, including antique watches, comic books, punk rock, fortune tellers, internet memes and the long-running plans for a Neuromancer movie.
Part II : William Gibson on Twitter, Antique Watches and Internet Obsessions http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/09/william-gibson-part-2-twitter/all
I think that the #TED phenomenon is the kind of hypertrophied expanse of the sort of cultural impulses that we’ve talked about in part today. It’s really the same thing…. “Yay! He’s going to tell us….” I’m usually not really interested in that sort of thing. I’m also not very often invited; it’s probably all for the best.
Part III : William Gibson on Punk Rock, Internet #Memes, and ‘Gangnam Style’ http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/09/william-gibson-part-3-punk-memes/all
“That’s something from a subculture we would have no way of knowing anything about, and suddenly it’s on YouTube and it’s got millions and millions of hits, and people all over the world are saying, ‘Wow, will you check this out?’” Gibson said.
It’s unlikely, Gibson noted, that the video will be more than a blip in popular culture — soon to be supplanted by the next big meme. But, as he added with a laugh, “I want to see his next video. I will be totally on it. I’m sure I will be, because people will tell me about it on Twitter.”