Wednesday, February 25, 2015
One of the assigned readings for this week, "Maneki Neko," is a short story by Bruce Sterling. The link to the story in the syllabus was broken but should work now. I figured you would enjoy the change of pace reading about ideas in the form of fiction (we've had a lyric/spoken word performance, there's another story and a film in coming weeks for you to look forward to, among other things), so do be sure to read it. Like so much Bruce Sterling it's got a satirical edge and a serious mission, so you'll have to decide for yourselves how to take it.