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 would take this approach to funding, and there are a lot this month! Meanwhile in the dystopian now, crackdowns on encrypted communications and […]

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The global trend toward the normalization of mass surveillance continues while classic cyberpunk is revitalized, last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Theresa May is Building a Cyberpunk Dystopia in the UK The UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, is calling for international agreements that regulate the internet in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack. […]

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I was cautiously optimistic walking into Alien: Covenant. Prometheus was no masterpiece by any stretch, and following Aliens the franchise hasn’t really lived up to its potential. Don’t get me wrong, each film, even Alien: Resurrection, does have its moments but they were just okay after Aliens. So, I wasn’t expecting much, but the spoilers […]

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Chelsea Manning is free, Julian Assange has had the charges against him dropped, and the war against transparency has never been stronger. No wonder there is a resurgence in popular culture of the cyberpunk ethos. Cyberpunk Reality Chelsea Manning Free Chelsea Manning took her first steps as a free woman on Wednesday, May 17th. This […]

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There is a whole host of news relating to cyberpunk movies this week, some have officially died and some have moved forward, some have been resurrected. Reality, as always it seems, has ignored the warnings of cyberpunk and stepped gingerly into our cyberpunk future. Cyberpunk Reality NYPD Raises Privacy Concerns Over Use of Facial Recognition […]

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Megacorporations walk us into our dystopian future, while governments continue oppressive trends and the line between Black Hat and White Hat hackers have never been blurrier, this week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality US Doubles Down on Assange In the wake of CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s statements where he said, “It’s time to call out WikiLeaks […]

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Last week in cyberpunk we continued our trudge into the cyberpunk future bringing to life many of the things that science fiction writers warned us were coming. Cyberpunk has become a play-book. We still have fantastic fiction to make us aware of these happenings and to warn us about a post-human future to come. Cyberpunk […]

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Science fiction, cyberpunk included, has always been a bit of a boys club. Think of the names that we most readily associate with the genre. William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Neal Stephenson, and the list goes on. Women have been part of the cyberpunk movement since the beginning, though. Pat Cadigan’s name is the most synonymous […]

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This week in cyberpunk is full of familiar titles such as Terminator,┬áThe Matrix, the dreaded Ghost in the Shell, BLAME!, Orphan Black, and a few you may not have heard of. Meanwhile, back in our desolate cyberpunk reality, the US Congress works to strip our few remaining digital privacy laws away. At least Bruce Sterling […]

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