Good points, Veritas. Earth in Zim does strike me personally as a bit dingy and grungy, but I suppose the occasional low-life characters are more of throwaway jokes than prominently featured characters.
I think your idea for an article series is a good one–it would more publicly open a dialogue in the community on how to classify cyberpunk.…[Read more]
I guess from my standpoint, a lot of the show’s cyberpunky elements seem pretty deliberate. The dystopia is draws similarities to the ones you see in Fahrenheit 451, Idiocracy, and Transmetropolitan–anti-intellectualism in Zim is rampant to the point that the only character that isn’t oblivious in some form or another is Gaz, and she’s too…[Read more]
I just noticed today that something funky is going on with the search engine. I was looking up our articles on Neuromancer but under all results it seemed to give me a list of every article that so much as mentions Neuromancer, and doesn’t organize the list by relevance. However, this corrected itself when I narrowed my search to blog posts.…[Read more]
The only things I’ve been noticing lately are every word that’s attached to a hyperlink is capitalized, and on the homepage some of the articles with longer titles cut off the date and category. Also, some of the images in the articles didn’t seem to survive the transfer to the new site. That’s really just nitpicking though, and I don’t know if…[Read more]
I remember watching a pseudo-documentary miniseries like a decade ago called 2057 that covered various technological concepts and covered how they might be applied in the future–the whole thing was pretty cyberpunk, even though I didn’t know it at the time. One episode covered how 3D printers might be able to print new organs for patients. I…[Read more]
Hey, I have some buddies who just suggested this one to me! They described it as if Cowboy Bebop was a sports anime, and this is coming from guys who don’t watch sports anime. Unfortunately, I have yet to see it.
Do you think that maybe has to do with the overarching element of multiculturalism in cyberpunk, or do you think it’s more of a visual representation of the characters’ struggles to outwit their opponents?
Never knew that about the AI though. Kicks ass, but upon completion it’ll just take us one step closer to Skynet.
I still think it should be considered part of the zeitgeist. It’s a bit of a parody and it’s split between cyberpunk and space opera-ish sci-fi, but Dib’s a trenchcoated hacker, there’s an episode where a robot has an identity crisis because it has Dib’s memories, and there’s that story arc that literally revolves around technomancy spellbooks.…[Read more]