Christmas is a holiday that by it’s very nature rubs a lot of cyberpunks the wrong way, because of it’s overly consumeristic nature, appropriation of culture, stories that lull us into accepting the surveillance state, ect. In the cyberpunk Christmas there is not a lot of happiness, rather a nihilistic acceptance of human nature and […]

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Based in Buenos Aires, the creative studio 3DAR has recently released a short movie called Uncanny Valley about virtual reality addiction. Foreseeing a future where VR junkies live in slums, the film has an approach that is close to a documentary, although it has some artistic intakes on its photography. Even though it has a […]

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Introduction Soma, by Frictional Games, is a great addition to the genre of science fiction horror, as well as the cyberpunk genre. This isn’t surprising considering that the game was made by the same production house that created the Amnesia games. And just like the Amnesia series, one of the major elements that sets Soma […]

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Rarely am I the one to promote a graphic novel or any type of reading media given the huge lack of time I have for consuming entertainment in that form. But being a long time fan of graphic novels/mangas, Metal Made Flesh caught my eye. Apparently I wasn’t alone either. While I haven’t read the […]

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The list of imagined effects from the use of computers and devices connected to the Internet and one another has never been short and have always been supplemented with exaggerated imaginings. But it appears that addiction to that connection may be a real thing. Since 2008, China has declared Internet addiction as a real condition […]

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Some days ago, the article Is Solarpunk the new Cyberpunk?, written by RoAnna Sylva, popped on my Facebook timeline. Now renamed as Solarpunk: We are golden, and our future is bright, the piece is supposed to be an introduction to the term and the concept of Solarpunk as a genre to overcome the grim ideas […]

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Summary Cyberpunk films are no stranger to presenting worlds where there are an abundance of options for escaping reality in favor of one more pleasant. In the future of “Narcopolis,” escapism comes in the form of a pill, or vial, or candy. Drugs have been legalized in 2024, produced by pharmaceutical giant Ambro and sold […]

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Student Air Raid
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The Cold War & The Creation of the Cyberpunk Welcome Rootwyrm to the regular contributors for Neon Dystopia. This is his first article, but definitely not the last. I vividly remember practicing air raid drills during elementary school. An alarm would sound, we would have to leave our classrooms, line up facing the cement walls, […]

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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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