Neal Stephenson Out-Takes by MatthewsP

Question 4

Orolo and Erasmas are scientists cloistered in a monastic community who discover an alien spaceship orbiting their planet. However, the scientists are expelled from their order for using a forbidden technology--a video camera--to record their observations. *What is the name of this 2008 Stephenson novel*, which takes its title from the ritual banishment Orolo and Erasmas suffer?