No Maps for These Territories

Synopsis: Follows author and cyberpunk pioneer William Gibson, on a digital North American road trip.
Genre: Documentary
89 min

I mean, it's very easy, it's amazingly easy for me to forget that

I lived most of my life

accepting that the world could quite literally,

and horribly, end any moment.

1... 2... 3... 4...

The only memory I have of a world prior

to media is of standing in a peanut field

on a farm in Tennessee, looking down the hill at a black,

1950s, sort of, late '40s panel truck, driving along the road.

One of the next earliest memories is of my father bringing home

this wooden, box-like thing, with a cloth grille on the front,

and a little round, circular television screen,

which, I believe, we had for some time prior

to there actually being any broadcast to...

to receive.

And then there was a test pattern.

I think the test pattern...

and the test pattern itself was only available briefly,

at scheduled times.

And people... neighbors, would come, and they would look at this

static, non-moving

pattern on the screen that...promised something.

And then television came.

It's funny... I walked out of the Matrix

last night and went to an ATM

and got some money out of my checking

account in Vancouver, without even using a credit card,

just using a bank courtesy card.

And the ATM in Santa Monica told me exactly how much money was remaining in..

.in my account in Vancouver. And just for a minute,

it struck me as miraculous

and kind of spooky

I had that kind of feeling of, you know, that kind of post-geographical feeling.

I think we've been growing a sort of prosthetic, extended

nervous system

for the last hundred years or so.

And it's really starting to take, you know?

It''s really, really starting to grow, now.

We're dealing with something that's...

that has penetrated virtually every...

every corner of the human universe, now.

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Mark Neale

Mark Neale is a British documentarian and film director based in Los Angeles, California. His best-known work is the 1999 documentary No Maps for These Territories, which profiled cyberpunk author William Gibson. Prior to No Maps, Neale had been an acclaimed music video director, making videos for artists such as U2, Paul Weller and the Counting Crows. In 2003, Neale wrote and directed Faster, a documentary on the MotoGP motorcycle racing world championship, and its sequel The Doctor, the Tornado and the Kentucky Kid in 2006. more…

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