The purpose of this study is to analyze the urban ecological conditions of megalopolis in Seoul and to examine the consciousness of ethics that focuses on the relationship between people, in Jeong I-hyeon’s novel 『Today’s Lie』 (2007). Especially, in the research methodology pursued in urban ecology, interpersonal relationship is the core. In this study, we tried to derive the meaning of the relationship between human ecology under the ethical context. The above discussion can be summarized in the context of urban ecology. First, the way of life of urban people is based on so called instant life, one-time. The convenience that arises here means the daily life that is reificated by blocking the contact surface with the world by itself. In this process, life is transformed into an object of fear to urban people. The nature deficit disorder that appears here makes nature exist not as an entity but as an idea. In this context, for urban people, the city itself is an episteme and the outside does not exist. Second, urban ecology is a huge artificial system. This system represents the closed self-sufficiency structure of the central control system. For example, a high-rise apartment with access to a security card is a metaphor for a urban system. In this case, the identity of the urban person in the digital control environment is switched from ‘knowing-not knowing’ to ‘sensing-not sensing’. The actual situation of the prison in the background of the future society appears in the form of panopticon that internalized the surveillance and punishment. Furthermore, it clearly demonstrates the way bio-power works by sorting humans themselves and inserting microchips accordingly. Third, obsessive hygiene of urban reflects social anxiety and existential hunger in urban ecology. As philosopher Han Bueong-cheol have argued, obsessive hygiene are associated with smoothness and excessive affirmation of smoothness means a state of canceling any negativity. It is the product of excessive affirmation that recognizes itself as dirt here. Fourth, the internal relations of urban people can not be explained by the logic of simple alienation and discontinuity. Within the urban ecology, the internal relations of the subjects are mediated and traded. It is established as symmetrical exchange relation, with complicity con-sciousness, connection and financial power. Fifth, the eco-chain of urban ecology operates in myriad lies of sub-jects wearing false and hypocrisy masks (persona). At this time, the mask is anonymous fake information mainly appearing in the internet space, as a mask of the snobbish hypocrisy, and also as a cultural abitus as a distinction. All kinds of lies become a host, and the insatiable desire is disguised as innumerable masks, forming a city of giant snob called Sodom.
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