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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
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Voiceprints (from my entry on the new Bad Subjects blog)
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amnesiascope From: amnesiascope Date: November 17th, 2004 06:12 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i don't have anything substantive to say because it's late and i'm fried, but your post puts me to mind of two things that you might find worth pursuing in connection with this line of inquiry:

a) the thematic of plastic surgery and total body modifcation in cyberpunk fiction (especially Gibson) that effectuates as either surgically altered faces that 'average' a fashion season's popular faces, or, couples altering themselves surgically to become identical (e.g. Gibson's Dog Sisters). There's probably something related going on in the lesbian couple in Count Zero who have a daughter by "gene fusion" (I believe that's the term Gibson uses).

b) the sequence in Sneakers where the female romantic interest goes on a fake date with a toy company executive and coaxes him into repeating the individual words from a voice-recognition pass phrase. they later use his tape recorded voice to get past the toy company's security system. this seems especially relevant to your post in light of the film's concern with computer security and identity and the forgery /authentication of same.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 17th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Cool! Thanks so much for the excellent suggestions. I haven't seen Sneakers, actually. The plastic surgery motif in Gibson et. al. is very rich in utility.
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