Stop Press for January 10th

January 11, 2011

  • Dead SULs "First published in 1842, Nikolai Gogol’s “novel in verse” Dead Souls was a darkly comic look at Russia’s social structure during an era of serfdom. Translating Gogol’s premise to the near future, the “souls” now take the form of SULs, Suspended User Lists, and these voided profile accounts on a certain online social network are part of one desperate startup entrepreneur’s scheme, as he launches a company with an unknown purpose…

    "An exploration of identity in the age of social networking, Dead SULs explores the meaning of our always-logged-on lives."

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