On this episode, Jesse & Matt discuss the mucky-malarkey of Dave Eggers’ 2013 “satire” (?) of Silicon Valley: The Circle. While this podcast will focus on Eggers’ conscious intentions and unconscious outcomes of his novel, some discussion will also be meted out on The Circle’s even more miserable film-adaptation of the same name, featuring Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega. Matthew will also explore the movie’s unsettling “Fear of a Black Cock,” and what that says about the film’s lack of awareness. Lastly, the co-hosts will illustrate why this science fictional novel is an easy signifier for contemporary art’s failure to imagine possible utopias.
Mentioned In This Episode:
Dave Eggers’ The Circle