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Disclaimer I: Spoilers are in this review. Read at your own risk. Disclaimer II: If you’re going to watch 12 Monkeys (2015) you need to forget about 12 Monkeys (1995). Nothing in one truly connects to the other. Any argument to the contrary would be about preference, thus academic, thus a waste of everyone’s time. […]

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Disclaimer I: Spoilers are in this review. Read at your own risk. Disclaimer II: If you’re going to watch 12 Monkeys (2015) you need to forget about 12 Monkeys (1995). Nothing in one truly connects to the other. Any argument to the contrary would be about preference, thus academic, thus a waste of everyone’s time. […]

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William Gibson in Second Life
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  While you’re reading this, a team of computer scientists, engineers, neurologists, and many other ologists are putting billions of computer equipment to the grueling task of reverse engineering the mammalian brain down the smallest detail. Depending which news source you turn to, the researchers of the Blue Brain Project have made it as far […]

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Scandroid invokes a level of cyberpunk that few other musicals projects have. As you are drawn into the engrossing music, you envision walking the streets flanked with neon signs, and AI lurking in every corner. By the end you are sure, man has achieved something more than human. Scandroid is the a project spearheaded by […]

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You may have heard the question before; “What is Cyberpunk?” Maybe someone set you a challenge, instead; “Try to define Cyberpunk.”  It’s one of those things that divides people. It’s likely that you, or whoever is being asked, went one of two ways. What is Cyberpunk?, Path #1 “Simple, really.  It’s where advanced technology meets the rough […]

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Primordia
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Cyberpunk’s “high-tech, low-life” mantra is where Primordia fits in very well. It is a point-and-click game with a bundle of puzzles and fun conversations between two quirky characters. You play as a robot called Horatio Nullbuilt and its trusty droid Crispin Horatiobuilt (built by Horatio, unsurprisingly) in a post-apocalyptic world. They live alone in the remnants of […]

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Ghost In The Shell
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Recently I took a Youtube trip. I’m generally not a fan of those. I wind up watching too many videos about nothing and I’m left wondering where the afternoon went. But this last trip took me to “Home” by Holly Herndon. The music’s experimental, and that may or may not jibe with your tastes. But […]

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  APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED Thank you to all who applied, shared, or otherwise showed an interest.  We’ve had applications from some incredible people and the team will be growing substantially. 2015 will be the year of Neon Dystopia! Cyberpunk fan?  Aspiring writer?  Movie reviewer?  Music lover? Fashion blogger?  We need YOU! With the growing popularity […]

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Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
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In his 2003 book, Pattern Recognition, William Gibson introduces us to Cayce Pollard (pronounced Case – anyone surprised?) who is a coolhunter. As described in the excerpt below, she is unnaturally attuned to emerging trends because of an allergy to brands, the same way that someone who is allergic to peanuts is hyper aware of […]

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