By Margaret Atwood
The across the world bestselling diva of dystopias is again with a brand new installment of "Positron," her darkly comedian Byliner Serial approximately lifestyles in an immense Brother the USA of the close to future.
In the possible well-adjusted international of Consilience, it's dawning at the citizens that they've thrown away the keys to greater than their ragged former lives outdoors the excessive partitions in their gated group. after they volunteered for this new social scan, additionally they gave away the keys to their destinies, even their hearts.
Ask Charmaine and she'll let you know her husband is a lifeless guy. yes, marriage should be homicide, but if Charmaine plunged a dangerous hypodermic needle into Stan, since it used to be a part of her job—dispatching undesirables in Positron Prison—Stan survived. His former jailer, a libidinous defense leader named Jocelyn, had switched out the dying medications for knockout medicines and drafted him right into a plot to undo the more and more sinister social scheme. In so doing, she promoted him from her sexual plaything to full-blown subversive. The underground is housed in a producing plant of 1 of Consilience's so much profitable items: sexbots, made to reserve.
Love, notwithstanding, isn't really made to reserve, and regardless of a Darwinian labyrinth of betrayal after betrayal, together with wild extramarital encounters and, sure, homicide, Stan can't cease brooding about Charmaine. not just simply because a person has asked a sexbot copy of her yet simply because, good, she's domestic in a global with out houses. In "The center is going Last," one in all Atwood's darkest and such a lot deviously wonderful innovations but, the human center proves extra resilient and actual than any mail-order computer.
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First, the animal handler David Gucwa’s work in the early 1980s with the elephant Siri shows that the animal was able to graduate from making marks in the dust with a stick held in its trunk to ‘drawing’, simply by being given a pencil and paper, and by this being incorporated into her daily routine without any additional reward. Gucwa refused to put the elephant’s work on the art market, though he did send some of its drawings to a number of artists and critics. Willem de Kooning is said to have commented: ‘That’s a damn talented elephant.
But these scribblings or erasures can then take on a momentum of their own and turn into a negative compositional factor. In this doodle it is as if, despite the fact that there is no obvious external constraint, the person has gone over and over the same shapes and patterns, to the point where they are barely legible (illus. 23). One could say that doodling plays out a dynamic relation between order and disorder, constraint and freedom, public and private – this being perhaps as much 61 | t h e d o o d l e a n d b e yo n d a reflection of the context in which it is engaged in as of the doodler’s individual personality.
It appears as early as Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language, meaning a trifler or idler, and its etymology was later variously traced to Dutch or German words for ‘foolish’. 2 The modern term, with its specific association with absent-minded and marginal drawing, seems to have appeared in the early twentieth century: it figures, for example, as something that people would recognize in the screenplay for Mr Deeds Goes To Town (Robert Riskin, 1936). By the mid-1930s it had become something of a craze, with an expanding interest in the reproduction and interpretation of celebrity doodles.