Ghost In The Shell: Identity in Space

Full time video essayist The Nerdwriter elegantly ties together theories on personal identity, the political history of Hong Kong and Foucault’s concept of heterotopia in this thoughtful video. His starting point is a particular, lyrical sequence in the animated movie Ghost in the Shell. He then expands his analysis from there to finally arrive at a coherent reading of this scifi classic, interpreting it as a meditation on the similar ways in which our┬ápersonal identities and the modern┬ámetropolis are constructed.