The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the 1985 dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood and currently airing as a Hulu exclusive, is a 10-episode series by writer and creator Bruce Miller. Its story captures the never ending struggle for rights and control over our own lives with stunning visuals and a depth that doesn’t allow you to label […]

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Harsh Reality, the latest short film by writer-director Iain Marcks and Energeia Films, wants viewers to soothe their anxiety away and grin until depression is a faint memory. Ignoring the world and all that’s wrong with it is easier than ever before thanks to experimental technology, and it looks as unsettling as sounds. Harsh Reality takes […]

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>HELLO >RUN HELLO >RUN ./ >RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN Modular Reaper Imager – 1nh4l3 d34th If you’re looking for slaughterhouse industrial sounds, then Modular Reaper Imager has an auditory meat hook and a sonic chainsaw ready to carve your desires into pieces. It’s an album devoid of joy or delight, a soundscape of […]

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“Such a great misfortune, not to be able to be alone.” -Jean La Bruyere, quoted by Edgar Allen Poe in “The Man of the Crowd.”   “Everybody need a partner to stand right by their side.” -Will Smith song “Potnas”   The plot of the 2004 film I, Robot, revolves around two robots that have […]

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The reclusive Yoko Taro, a sort of anti-Kojima in the Japanese game development scene, updates the NeiR series in a game that pits androids against automatons. Though this studio is behind some massive action titles, NieR: Automata is part of a series that never reached the prominence fans would say it deserved. Does NieR: Automata […]

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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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Neuromancer – Deliberately Counter to American Expectations In the forward to the 2004 reprinting of Neuromancer, William Gibson says that he felt his book would never find an audience in the United States because he was writing deliberately counter to what he felt American audiences wanted, unlike something like the Rocky franchise. I always found […]

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The Matrix. While it works as an allegory for nonconformity, and an army of G-Men that assimilate random civilians into their network, it’s best known for making people question the realness of their surroundings. Are we real? Living in a simulation? Researchers like Nick Bostrom have explored this possibility in academia, and it seems every […]

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It’s not like you haven’t done this before, but there’s an illicit thrill about getting access to music when you’re not supposed to that just doesn’t dim with age. Your contact forwarded you a valid crypto key for one-time use. It was fate, really, you reflect as you punch in commands: git clone ssh:guest@>neondystopia.com/dossier/march git […]

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