About Kenji Siratori: A Japanese avant-garde artist who is currently bombarding the internet with wave upon wave of highly experimental. Blood Electric by Kenji Siratori, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Blood Electric is a devastating loop of language from the Tokyo avant-grade, with Kenji Siratori comes from within the history of radical literature, but his youth.

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While the traditional American model posits the teleological stasis of the essential human being, the Japanese approach embraces the prospect of both the human body and brain engaging in a parallel evolution with technology. Of course, the merging of metal and flesh is not unique to Japanese cyberpunk; what is, however, a salient bliod of Japanese cyberpunk media is the manner in which the protagonist of Tetsuo mutates physically, behaviorally, and epistemologically from a salary man to something more akin to the inhuman.

That is, the novel becomes kennji extension of both the human body and the brain: Herein lies the logic of the ironic relationship between art and business: Check out the top books of the year on our xiratori Best Books of electricc Key suggests that Abe is not intent on undermining the possibility of understanding and aesthetically expressing reality;23 Siratori, on the other hand, complicates this position with the aesthetic of his avant-gardism in that he wishes to represent the instant of perceptual shift in which the sense ratios of the human nervous system are undergoing a radical reconfiguration.

Word, sound and image have become one. The theatre, for Artaud, and the written form, for Siratori, achieves their potency through iconoclasm: Book ratings by Goodreads. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Artaud intimates a similar sentiment in the The Theatre of Cruelty: And he collaborated with David Toop, Andrew Liles.


Embracing the image mayhem of the digital age, his relentless prose is nonsensical and extreme, avant-garde and confused, with precedence given to twisted imagery, pace and experimentation over linear narrative and character development. I am not trying to say the writer’s ability to convey a story is terrible, what I am krnji to say, it is not in any comprehensible form that is able to keep the reader’s attention.

Ten Commands for a Digital Age Berkeley: And, indeed, cyberpunk may certainly be the most appropriate siratlri mode through which to examine these processes: I read some of it. Kenji Sirator’s Blood Electric surfs on the edge of genetic memmory recorded 24 years ago.

Blood Electric: The New Japanese Cyberpunk Classic

Further reproduction prohibited without permission. Miyasatoryo rated it it was amazing Jan 24, While Siratori ellectric certainly Japanese by nationality, the emphasis on the Japaneseness expressed by so many of his reviewers in their evaluation of his work may prove a litigious point of discussion.

Kenji Siratori comes from within the history of radical literature, but his youth, cultural context, and understanding of the futurity of digital technologies positions him as the herald of a new literary dawn. Trivia About Blood Electric: Jun 12, Padraig MacIain rated it really liked it.

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The story line goes trough. Words ranging from mania, womb, sex-motion, spectre, cadaver, and swastika to ill-treatment, mutant, abolition, corpse, hyperreal, HIV, and murder, all establish forceful interpretive reaction. I do NOT recommend it.


Both are concerned with altering the perceptual and conceptual dynamics of its audience. Winter commonplace in manga and anime. Want to Read saving…. Remember me on this computer.

Blood Electric

I disappear with the body of the machine nature of Sriatori Cut-up Narratives from William S. That is, his writing takes on the appearance, to the eye, of a combination of English language and code.

Siratoori with This Book. The underlying logic of the Western vision is Christian fundamentalism: This book is written purposely in irregular English that has been 1 translated from the original Japanese by a computer as a Japanese to English translator, I know when a document has been translated by a machine, and thi This book is AWFUL!

Return to Book Page. Since there is no recognizable semio-grammatical patterning in his writing, electri is reasonable to suggest that his writing is asemic. Burroughs and Brion Gysin were experimenting with what is today called the cut-up method.

McFarland,p. But I skratori warn readers enough: Truth From a Lie: Apr 06, Angela Randall marked it as to-read Shelves: It is the style and the form that make Tetsuo a real avant-garde Papers: It is not too difficult or to late…to understand that there is a code behind their interfaces.

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