In February of this year philosophers Michael Madary and Thomas Metzinger published the paper Real Virtuality: A Code of Ethical Conduct. Recommendations for Good Scientific Practice and the Consumers of VR-Technology. Beyond its bafflingly long title and ever-present academic use of colons, the paper sets out arguments for the need to curb emerging digital cultures, […]

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Dead Leaves came out back in 2004, but I had never heard of it until recently. It’s a one-off anime movie, that is chaotic, offensive, and overly sexual which is probably why it never rose to any great acclaim. Although, I think all of these things manifest as strengths within the context of Dead Leaves. […]

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ReTech is an art project run by the artist Asher. All of Asher’s work is accomplished by reclaiming disused, antiquated technology to be repurposed as art. The motto “Ars Ex Machina” is printed on some of his works, and runs rampant through his various social media and web pages. It also describes his work wonderfully. […]

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Testament to the popularity of 80’s aesthetics and those dark digital futures that so many are fond of, the synth and retrowave movements just keep growing and growing. As with any scene, it doesn’t take long for a point of saturation to be reached, the music fast becoming formulaic and safe, which makes it all […]

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Junk Head 1 is an indie short film on youtube that was created largely by just one guy in his spare time. Using stop motion animation, a bit of CGI and a lot of free time, he created a truly unique film. Frankly, to call it bizarre doesn’t even come close to doing it justice, […]

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Josan Gonzalez is an artist that has exploded onto the science fiction art scene. If you aren’t familiar with his name but are remotely involved with the cyberpunk community, then you’ve seen his art making the circuit. His imagery is inspired and tickles that “High Tech, Low Life” portion of your brain. The level of […]

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A few weeks ago a friend asked me to look at the music video for Grendel’s Timewave Zero. As a cyberpunk fan, and a fan of my sci-fi works, he wanted to know what I thought, and if it had any realistic merit. So, I did, and I thought I’d take a few minutes to […]

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Busy day at MegaCorps? Need a palette cleanser after those fraught hours hacking mainframes? Well look no further. France-based cyberpunk, Lueur Verte has just released ‘Trinity’, the perfect tune for your Kawasaki commute home. Highway speeding and mirrorshades are entirely optional. This is a quality slab of retrofuturism, hooky, evocative synth leads over a 4/4 […]

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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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