China Miéville, on the mundane deployment of mobile phones—
The attacks on McIntyre and Tomlinson were watched, recorded, by the gaze of cellphone cameras. Collecting notes from a troubled culture. Police seem still not quite to grasp that these little machines preserve more than nocturnal melancholy.
A sprawling, complex look at civil unrest, austerity measures, injustice, the 2012 olympics, and the future of London.