Imagine the following scenario.
The year is 2004, the time is 3 AM, and you've been staring at the four corners of your dim efficiency apartment for the past 48 hours. You've skipped your medication and on top of that, you've developed delirium from spoiled soup. The last thing you read was an Adbuster's article metaphorizing consumerism as a computer virus that attacks the brain, and now you think you've caught it after downloading the Matrix trilogy on Kazaa.
This summarizes the experience of, and maybe the creative process behind, One Point O.
Another way of describing it is a spiritual cousin of Polanski's The Tenant, transposed to the mid-2000s, with that era's typical warm-and-cold palette and hyperbolized hacker themes.…