Director Duncan Jones & Writer William Gibson’s Reflections Entrapped on the Web’s Net.
Last night, Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones shared a genuine thought on his Twitter and expended on it. As he did so, he asked his friend and Source Code screenwriter William Gibson‘s opinion, and the two men started ‘tweet-talking.’
It’s the first time that I witnessed a reflection via Twitter. I’m used to short and immediate tweets, debates, chats, or (often angered) self-centered ramblings, but not a reflection. Jones expressed his fear to see the world reducing quickly into a single homogenized place and evoked a ‘cultural singularity’. I found his opinion very interesting, (Interesting as: it could come from anyone, I would still think it’s interesting) and fascinating that it’s coming from someone who can reach 62, 000 followers.
There is something surreal and beautiful to the idea that whoever we are and wherever we live, we can now witness that. By writing his thoughts on twitter instead of waiting to have a beer with Gibson or sending him an email, Jones shared an opinion that will be foreign to many followers and maybe let them see something with a slightly different angle, which precisely nurture the idea of diversity.
That conversation should have quickly died on the saturated Web but because of all the aforementioned reasons, because this is the perfect illustration of Internet paradox, and because I’m glad this is coming from two professionals whom work I enjoyed and respect, I decided to transform this ephemeral tweets into a virtual epistolary exchange. [I decided to post these tweets because they were made public but if any of their authors feel uncomfortable about it, I’ll be more than happy to take them out.]