Monday, 17 October 2011

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is Japanese writer and is considered to be an important figure in post-modern literature. His vintage classic books deals with surrealism, allienation, dreams, society and perhaps, loneliness within it. His main influences is based on spiritual emptiness of his generation, powerty in material world and forgetfulness of human values within society and yourself. Last year I had a chance to read one of his books- Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. Which, I think, is a perfect example for Critical design. Main plot was about the main character living two parralel lives- material, broken society driven and opposite one- dream, surreal life. It starts with two completely different images of the worlds and moving closer and closer to the end worlds start to merge with each other becoming one whole. It is a good example of our society- where lifes is very much money driven, technologies taking over the humans, perhaps, one day will come, where we- humans with emotions, perceptions, senses will become fixed and merged with techologies? Or in other hand, we are the ones already like it?

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