Month: September 2015

Jericho One, from Strange Days

Strange Days, Cosmopolis, VR and cyberpunk: what we’ve learned in the past 20 years

Warning: This post has spoilers. Is it a common place to say that David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis (2012) looks like Kathryn Bigelow’s Strange Days (1995)? Maybe not. I have spotted a couple of people wh...

Mr. Robot: Season 1 Review

Sam Esmail broke the predictive model of summer cable shows with the psychological thriller Mr. Robot. Elliot Alderson is our hero, and from the first utterance of his shaky voice we’re introduc...

Snake

Snake Plissken, True Cyberpunk Hero

Cyberpunk Beginnings… In 1986, Larry McCaffery interviewed William Gibson and he mentioned how Escape from New York had influenced his writing, “Yeah, like Escape from New York never made it big...