Month: November 2016

Westworld: "The Well-Tempered Clavier"

Westworld: Conflict in the Age of AI

Westworld’s game between gods and their creations is one without winners. But for the playthings of genius men, given the opportunity to shine brightly themselves, the opportunity to reject the ...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 11/25/2016

This last week in cyberpunk journalists have been targeted by spies, ATMs vomit money on European streets, space is once again unsafe, and cable news tries to hide it all from you. Don’t run; fi...

Neon Dystopia Black ICE Sale

Need some new shirts to wear while hacking into corporate systems? We are having a Black ICE Sale. All of our shirts will be on sale for $18 and all of our posters are on sale for $12. The sale will c...

William S. Burroughs’ A Thanksgiving Prayer: Thanks for the Last and Greatest Betrayal of the Last and Greatest of Human Dreams

William S. Burroughs, most famous for his novel Naked Lunch, is often cited as a major influence for the original cyberpunk authors such as William Gibson and John Shirley. His works have always had t...

Watch Dogs 2 Hacks it, Outperforms the Original

Since its stealthy debut on the Ubisoft stage of E3 2012, Watch Dogs wowed audiences with a world of aggressive hackers up against corrupt politicians and enterprising corporate overlords who run the ...

Westworld’s Growth is Painful

With the season closing up, Westworld inflicts a little pain to remind us of the cost that comes with being conscious. Westworld: “Trace Decay” With Theresa gone and Bernard back in the co...

Of Media Conglomerates and Cyberpunk

Overall, cyberpunk themes — mainly when it comes to the genre’s most important works — have been one of dystopia. One of technology gone rogue, of the population and the world controlled by corporatio...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 11/18/16

This week in cyberpunk we see some amazing stylized cyberpunk from art to film, and we were also reminded that the computer that we carry in our pockets amounts to being a surveillance device. Cyberpu...

Westworld Pays Off For Fan Theorists, Points to Bigger Things

Corporate power will decide the future of Westworld, and when the cards are laid bare not everyone will believe what they’re seeing. Others might not see it coming at all. Westworld: “Trom...