Talk:Neuromancer

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Perhaps once I read chapter two this will make sense but for clarification, what is the difference between the locations Sprawl and Chiba City? -- kvicente3

From my understanding, the Sprawl is in America. Chiba City is in Japan. --Bhymel3 19:50, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
More specifically, Sprawl is the Eastern Coast of the United States. A "Southern Sprawl" accent is noted in the book, and we can take this to be similar to our current understanding of the Deep South, in a way.--cgolden3 16:23, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
Yes that right the Sprawl is on the east coast of the United States where as Chiba City is in Japan.
Brought this comment out of dashed-line box, too visually jarring. Msmith312 22:26, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

I was also sort of confused about that thank you for the answer. Also I am also confused about what the Villa Straylight is can anyone explain? And also is Neuromancer controlling Wintermute or are they separate? -Sriram

Villa Straylight is a big mansion in Freeside where the Tessier-Ashpool live. The Sprawl is an interesting concept, it is the entire east coast of the US from Boston to Atlanta, but it is also covered in a geodesic dome. You guys can check it out on wikipedia if it interests you. Ismith30

Neuromancer and Wintermute are separate AI's.  Neuromancer represents the emotion and personality of a human whereas Wintermute reflects intellect.  Winter desires to be fused with Neuromancer so they can be the ultimate AI. -Ross

Wintermute and Neuromancer are 2 seperate and powerful AI's. If they were to be combined they would turn into a super-powerful AI.

I am confused where Freeside exists.  Is is a floating piece of land above France? - Ross

I am not sure they are not very clear about it in the story. Now that I think about it you might be right. -Sri

Freeside is a space station in which Villa Straylight exists. Ismith30 12:43, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification because I was confused about this as well. (sgilmore7)I'm going to remove the second paragraph in the synopsis because it is a reiteration of what has previously been stated. - Jarvis

Reorganization

I was going to reorganize the discussion pieces, i.e. put each one on a different page so that the wiki doesn't slooooow down, but was not sure if the history had to be intact for grading and what not. So right now I'm just leaving it. Sorry all. Tanner 01:10, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

What should we do about the Allusions and Themes and Motifs headers? They seem pretty lonely. Robert'); DROP TABLE Students;-- 13:47, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

For now, I think we should keep them in hope of other peers can contribute in those categories. However, I reckon we probably should remove them if they stay as is after this week since we're going to finish the last novel by this coming Friday.-- kvicente3
I agree. I don't think anyone else will be adding more to the drafts so it should be time to start editing the page for real and delete all information that is not helping. For example, for the class discussion header, I think we should either rewrite in a different way, add it to the discussion respectively or just delete it.
I went ahead and combined the themes/motifs title with the class discussions section right below it; they were essentially the same thing. - Michael

This page could use some more editing right now it seems as though it is a little bit unorganized and it is hard to follow. Any suggestions?

I really don't like how the discussions have been grouped by number to correspond to each prompt question. I think that an organizational scheme which takes the discussions and puts in a somewhat logical order almost like a persuasive essay would be much more effective. Furthermore, some comments did not apply to a specific question and grouping it with other comments which are unrelated is not very productive. --Crossi7 23:40, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

How would that be more effective? We have numerous ideas from numerous people who toss in multiple ideas which often wildly differ. If any one person wants to find a response to a certain prompt, the numbered style allows for significantly easier location of material. If content is in innapropriate places, simply move it somewhere else. - Sean

I agree. The numbered system makes it easy to answer specific questions and find existing answers for questions. It is true that some questions don't necessarily address the question, but that is not a fault of the organizational system. Its a fault of the student who wrote the answer. I think the next user of this wiki should suggest to his or her students that their answers be organized in this fashion. - Andrew

What we could also do is separate the questions on formating the site under one heading while having questions pertaining to the book under another heading. This way we can post our concerns in an orderly fashion where we don't jump back and forth between different conversations and solutions. Ccarlson8

Also if they discussion question parts can be standardized to a certain method. That way the page looks much cleaner.

I like the current organizational style. Everyone's responses to certain prompts are very easy to find and makes for much easier reading and digesting, compared to the old style of jumbled ideas. It looks very nice.


The link to the synopsis page of another site has been removed as two summaries were added and they no longer resembled one work. It would als be beneficial if someone were to expand the summary.

The Molly Picture

I'm not sure if the previous Molly picture was some original work or not, but I think more official art would be appropriate. --Eric.Yu 21:24, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Though I agree that official art would be the most accurate depiction of Molly, the one present in the article only shows here face and thus only one of her defining features (her optic implants). I drew my own impression of her not only with her optical implants but also her finger "modifications," allowing the reader to better envision her physical appearance. I realize that my opinion is completely biased, but I am curious to know what other people think. -- ltolentino3

I agree that the official art is lacking (only shows her face). It's a shame the newer Neuromancer cover doesn't have character illustrations. I think using your own art though is a little...self serving? Hm, dunno.--Eric.Yu 01:47, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

I do not believe unofficial art would be a detriment to the wiki page as long as its a serious attempt/interpretation of the text. To avoid any confusion though, the image could be labeled as concept art by the student who created it. -Cwisdom3

Futher Reading

  • A note to future Sftropians or readers to the wiki, here is another web page that helps clarify certain aspects of the novel and analyzes the novel chapter by chapter. A lot of the information has already been mentioned in the wiki as expected, but this link can definitely be used as a tool to stimulate more discussion in class or on the wiki. Hope it helps.

I feel like Neuromancer when it does come out in 2011 will be a great movie if they can keep the details that made the book a good read. If not, it will fall into the depths and lose all of its readers and followers. Hopefully, Gibson has some input.

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