(This page is a “book jacket” description and synopsis, in case you want one. Otherwise, go straight to PRELUDE, where the Saga begins.)
The Saga of Vassal Squeezeshot is a fiction that may be coming true for us all. In prose and some verse, interwoven with original works of art, photography, and video, it envisions a technology that will turn our lives inside out. The technology, tiny drones the size of mosquitoes, will become commonplace. All of us—individuals, businesses, governments, etc.—will send them wherever we want, at any time, and see and hear what’s there. And any of us will be able tune in to anyone else’s; they broadcast everywhere.
Prelude, the Saga’s introductory volume, describes the coming of the tiny drones, and, with the rest of the Saga, explores the consequences. Our senses of ourselves, our society, our civilization, and our world will be transformed. Our privacy, secrecy, intimacy, security, family life, community, government, commerce, jobs, education, entertainment, and our culture as a whole will change dramatically.
Will something like that really happen? Is it inevitable? Desirable? And if it happens, how will we—including you, reader—respond? Can we adapt? Will we gain from it, lose, or both?
If you wish, a minute of audio about those questions:
Read Prelude here and/or listen to its first pages:
short takes from
the eternal present
. . . to come
*The SAGA and its “authors” are
fictional creations of Marcus Parsons.
CONTACT / SUBSCRIBE
SIGN UP for the free every-month-or-so
newsletter—artworks that come to you
(130+ subscribers). See the latest issues here.