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The incompetence of contemporary technoculture

by Critical Commons Manager

The Coen Brothers' Burn After Reading includes multiple, pejorative characterizations of contemporary media technologies, ranging from TV and the Internet to voice interfaces and mainstream cinema. In all cases, the technocultural environment that frames the narrative is plagued by stupidity and incompetence, not unlike the shallow and self-absorbed humans who constitute its main characters.

Social network and voice interface in Burn After Reading

Visions of incompetence in contemporary technoculture

from Burn After Reading (2008)
Creator: Joel and Ethan Coen
Posted by Critical Commons Manager