"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.

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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In Brazil, there is this dilemma about national identity that was already the subject of several posts written by foreigners who lived here for some time. You can find tons of lists trying to explain our problems from an outsider point of view and why we hate this country when, in fact, we shouldn’t. That could be […]

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Should we consider 2015 as the year of transhumanism? Well, we’re barely at the end of its first semester, but there are already several milestones to be mentioned.  Maybe the technology didn’t evolve much, though we have some important achievements in culture and society – and this started last year, actually. Even though I may […]

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It was reported this past Thursday that China dragged the world into the future, caring little as to the preparedness of everyone else. Genetic researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China are the first scientists in the world to announce that they have edited a human embryo. As the name of the process suggests, they […]

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