"You sit in a coffee shop and watch as passerby's walk across to the Starbucks. Your fingers rattle across your laptop keys as you code for some new encryption software. How did the world come to this? Why do people pick 4 dollar coffees from Starbuck, when the local coffee across the street is a fraction of the price? Why do we have to hide, even in the net, from the powers that be? You glance down into your backpack, which is nestled at your feet, and see a crumpled copy of Neuromancer that you've read a million times. We saw this coming, and it is happening anyway."

In this section you will find news, essays, and critical analysis of our times from a cyberpunk frame of reference.

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I am not in fact talking about the delightful Deus Ex game, but rather about the actual revolution in society and technology we are witnessing today. Pretty much every day I look at any news source, be it on cable news networks or facebook feeds or whathaveyou, I always see fear mongering. “Implantable chips will […]

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As someone who makes their living putting words to paper, often in the capacity as a spinner, I’m expected to know a thing or two about “truth” in journalism and how it must be disseminated to your expected audience. I, however, am not a journalist with a recognized media organization nor am I (technically) affiliated […]

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Some days ago, the article Is Solarpunk the new Cyberpunk?, written by RoAnna Sylva, popped on my Facebook timeline. Now renamed as Solarpunk: We are golden, and our future is bright, the piece is supposed to be an introduction to the term and the concept of Solarpunk as a genre to overcome the grim ideas […]

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Jericho One, from Strange Days
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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 who had the same impression. On the other hand, it is indeed a common place to say that the Canadian director has […]

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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, but it’s been redone a billion times as a rock video. I saw that movie, by the way, when I was starting “Burning Chrome” […]

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In Mr. Robot’s New York, there’s a clear distinction between classes and the influence they hold in the disparate social circles they inhabit. Interlopers are quickly detected. Deviation of their norms are harshly punished. Tyrell Wellick understands this world and seeks to manipulate these constructs in order to satisfy his lust for power. In “da3m0ns.mp4” […]

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A few years ago, when I was just starting to explore the industrial scene, I discovered an amazing song called Vyperpunk by a band I had never heard of called Dope Stars Inc. I have been hooked ever since. The music captured many things that interest me such as cyberpunk, social decay, hackers, and the […]

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This post was written by Josh Ishiro Finney, an author and artist for 01 Publishing. You can contact Josh via Facebook or Twitter. Punk. Punk rock. Punk ’til you puke! As a youth revolution punk was a solid fist full of fuck you! An angry, ugly, straight razor attack on the bloated excess of 1970’s […]

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If you’re reading this without IP maskers, free from the fear that your online interactions are being monitored, though I wouldn’t recommend you be so bold to assume such privacy is awarded to you, chances are your living in a capitalist country. It’s pretty great. We’ve got stuff, loads of stuff, so much stuff that […]

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