The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction

Ursula K. Le Guin

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Ignota

In The Carrier Bag Theory of Fictionvisionary author Ursula K. Le Guin tells the story of human origin by redefining technology as a cultural carrier bag rather than a weapon of domination.

Hacking the linear, progressive mode of the Techno-Heroic, the Carrier Bag Theory of human evolution proposes: ‘before the tool that forces energy outward, we made the tool that brings energy home.’ Prior to the preeminence of sticks, swords and the Hero’s killing tools, our ancestors’ greatest invention was the container: the basket of wild oats, the medicine bundle, the net made of your own hair, the home, the shrine, the place that contains whatever is sacred. The recipient, the holder, the story. The bag of stars. 

Year
2019
Length
42 pages
Cover
Softback
Binding
Perfect binding
Dimensions
11 x 15 cm.