Month: June 2017

Cybernetic Punk – A Cyberpunk Noir Comic

Cybernetic Punk is an original cyberpunk comic undergoing crowdfunding by artist and writer Scott Austin. Although Austin’s work is heavily inspired by many classic cyberpunk tales from Blade Ru...

How Mr. Robot Makes Sense of Political Vigilantism

Civil disobedience has changed. While the past year reminded us the will to physically mobilize is still alive, it doesn’t address the rise in political vigilantism. In “The Ethics of Gove...

Recollecting The Future— An Omni Retrospective

The first time I read anything out of Omni, I probably had a completely different experience than you did. The original run of Omni, the iconic science and science fiction magazine, ran in print from ...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 6/23/2017

This last week in cyberpunk we witnessed governments behaving badly, the Girl Scouts turning towards the future, and witnessed a seat change in one of the most hated corporations in the world. Happy b...

‘I love you Big Brother’: A Review of 1984 (film)

‘If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.’ – George Orwell, 1949. I’ve been wanting to write this for a long, long time now. Ever since I’d written my...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 6/16/17

Crowdfunding is a distributed fundraising system that closely mimics the ethos of the open source movement and that of the hacker mindset. It then comes as no surprise that many cyberpunk projects wou...

Throwing Money at the Screen: The Best of E3 2017

Almost no one seems particularly pleased with this year’s E3 (probably because there were more updates to known games than announcements), but that just made it easier to find the best bits and ...

Welcome to the Driverless Dystopia

I’ve been interested in driverless cars ever since I saw Uber’s prototype, Johnny Cab, in the original Total Recall when I was 10. It’s a fascinating thought experiment to sit down and extrapolate the...

The Dystopian Sound of Massive Attack

In anticipation of a new album in 2017, Neon Dystopia looks back at a much-overlooked release from the UK’s legendary Massive Attack. “Take a look around the world, you see such bad t...

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