Thursday, 5 May 2011
By: M.T Anderson
Age: Grade 10-12
Feed is an Orwellian style novel that touches on similar ideas that McLuhan brought up. The extension of "man" into a technological age. Each character of the story has a "Feed" imputed into their mind. This allows everyone to IM each other and quickly discover facts. A problem occurs when certain teens get "hacked" and their Feed begin to malfunction. The story continues when one of the character, rebellious to society, begins to take advantage of the feed and begins buying very odd items, creating the advertisements that are directed at here to be very confused. Eventually, this individual becomes sick and requires the funding to get the needed medical help. The character searches for sponsors, but all say no, as she has clearly no marketing patterns and therefore is not of interest to the companies and marketing firms. I will not ruin the ending, but this text provide teens and students an idea of how technology can impact their life.
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