Monday, March 18, 2013

RIP Shannon Larratt 1973-2013

I don't know all that much about this man, or about the body hacking/grinding culture in general. However, since reading Warren Ellis' Doktor Sleepless - which originally exposed me to the movement in the first place six years ago or so - I've kept a periodic eye on some of what develops in those circles. As someone interested in the manner in which science fiction becomes science it seems to me this is where a lot of that is happening. I'd read a few posts about Shannon Larratt on Klint Finley's wonderful technoccult and that is where I learned of his death this morning. I don't know that I would have even written about this if not for the reaction I had to reading his farewell letter. It is remarkable. Sad, but remarkable. You can read portions of the letter here.

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