The question concerning The Social Network

Does The Social Network represent network culture?

Its subject is people first and foremost – I’m not asking if the narrative and emotional path make us question whether we’re in a social network, no [too easy; answer: we are, we always have been].

I’m asking whether David Fincher‘s direction and editing style wish to convey a sense of what Varnelis talks about when he talks about Network Culture?

The mash-up as central figure of Network Culture; the contingent-being as node without being unless node-d [note how Eduardo becomes physically entirely absent once he disconnects from Mark (our hub)]; the working and reworking – almost Rashamon but Rashamon by comment (akin to blog comments or Facebook wall posts); all of these things and more.

Does The Social Network represent network culture?

It sure makes a fair claim…though I’m sure the makers would never stake said claim.

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