Articles by Robin Manley

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Vision Machines

Apocalypse & virtual deterrence in Southland Tales

Arts, Nov 10 2017

by Robin Manley

content warning: suicide The world never quite ends in Southland Tales. When a nuclear detonation interrupts an idyllic suburban afternoon in …

Desiring Big Brother

Occult, Mar 24 2017

by Robin Manley

Consider a peculiar reversal—BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING has been replaced by watching Big Brother. YouTube commands: “Broadcast Yourself,” and we obey …

Glass Coffins

Body Worlds in the twilight of storytelling

Occult, Feb 17 2017

by Robin Manley

“Love-hate for the body colors the whole of modern culture. The body is scorned and rejected as something inferior, enslaved, and …