Month: May 2016

Erase Negate Delete’s Disconnect Fuses Riffs and Rock with the Digital

Cyberpunk is intrinsically linked with electronic music and synth experimentation. For a movement so interwoven with digital tropes and hyper-technologies it makes a lot of sense. Sometimes, however, ...

Why Blade Runner Changed the World

‘I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…’ Roy Batty, Blade Runner 1982 Many of us understand that with George Lucas’ Star Wars, SF became Hollywood’s new thing, and was something that roused com...

Orphan Black: “The Antisocialism of Sex”

Major plot points move at a crawl this week in Orphan Black as Sarah and Cosima get a little self-destructive following a death in the family. Sarah leaves home when Mrs. S refuses to forgive her for ...

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A Conversation with Victor Love and Valenberg

Victor Love is a cyberpunk musician who is best known for his work with the band Dope Stars Inc. In recent years, Love has been working on solo projects like Hacking the Wave and his self-titled proje...

Stilz Introduces the Judicator, Cyberpunk Vigilante

Vagrants cluster around an oil drum fire with their backs to the cold night of the city. Environmental sensors that ought to sniff out smoke and flame dangle above, the all-seeing eye of the city put ...

Homefront: The Revolution Fails to Shine [5/10]

Homefront: The Revolution is the first attempt from developers to revitalize franchises bought from THQ’s fire-sale before they went under. And while the original Homefront wasn’t a commer...

Orphan Black and The Scandal of Altruism

This week on Orphan Black, Cosima’s medical condition scares her good and she decides, with Sarah, to hand over Kendall’s genome in exchange for a cure and one cheek-parasite removal. But ...

Reconciling the Predator Franchise with Cyberpunk

The Alien franchise, from Ridley Scott and Dan O’Bannon, is generally accepted to be cyberpunk. There is even evidence that Blade Runner and the Alien franchise take place in the same universe. ...

Orphan Black’s Raw Human Material

After three weeks of dragging its feet, Orphan Black finally picks up pace and exposes a little more of Neolution’s plan with a generation of IVF babies, and some interesting territory is covere...

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