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Societal Short Fiction

Terry Bisson Makes 'Catch 'Em in the Act' Podcasts a Fictitious Commentary

— January 30, 2010 — Lifestyle
Terry Bisson’s new short fiction story is now a podcast available for free at Tor.com. The story is called ‘Catch ‘Em in the Act,’ and it’s about a guy named Lou who has few friends and no significant other.

Lou orders a video camera online, and it turns out that whenever he films someone with it they do something illegal. Terry Bisson uses short fiction for maximum social impact, and the implications for Big Brother-esque aspects of our society are pretty bad. You can listen to the whole story at the links below.
Trend Themes
1. Societal Short Fiction - Using fiction as a tool for social commentary, highlighting societal issues and implications.
2. Podcast as a Medium for Short Fiction - Leveraging the power of podcasts as a popular medium for short fiction, providing an opportunity to reach a wider audience.
3. Surveillance and Privacy - Exploring issues surrounding surveillance and privacy in our society, raising awareness and potential solutions.
Industry Implications
1. Media and Entertainment - Opportunities for media and entertainment companies to use short fiction in new and innovative ways, including through podcasts.
2. Technology and Electronics - Companies within the technology and electronics industries have the potential to create new and improved surveillance devices that prioritize privacy.
3. Social Advocacy and Activism - Using fiction as a tool for social advocacy and activism, encouraging action and change on important societal issues.
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