Our Digital Archaeology group decided to create a gif set. Four out of the five members had been a part of the gif module, and thus had a fair amount of experience making gifs. The goal was to use repetitive visual imagery in a creative way to express some of the main aspects and themes of the book. We used clips from existing media to allow viewers to compare these newly presented ideas to familiar ones. For example, we used cowboy imagery to depict Case, visually describing some of his major character traits (reserved, effective, dark past). We also used visual imagery to illustrate one of the most famous lines in the book: “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” Such comparisons and visualizations were also used to depict the novel’s coverage of artificial intelligence, cyberspace, and other concepts. By using these comparisons and visualizations, hopefully viewers can have a better idea of what topics, ideas, and places are depicted in Neuromancer, by allowing them to reference these aspects to known ones.
This gif set can be found at the following link.