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Overall, cyberpunk themes — mainly when it comes to the genre’s most important works — have been one of dystopia. One of technology gone rogue, of the population and the world controlled by corporations, and one of the little people who try not only to resist the system but also subvert it in their own […]

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This week in cyberpunk we see some amazing stylized cyberpunk from art to film, and we were also reminded that the computer that we carry in our pockets amounts to being a surveillance device. Cyberpunk Reality Remember, Your Phone is a Surveillance Device Cellphones have played large role in the fast slide into our dystopic, […]

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Corporate power will decide the future of Westworld, and when the cards are laid bare not everyone will believe what they’re seeing. Others might not see it coming at all. Westworld: “Trompe L’Oeil” Delos aims to move forward with their decades-long investment through Charlotte. After applying a little boardroom pressure, Theresa is convinced to help […]

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In the last year, the Ghost in the Shell live-action adaptation has been controversial within the cyberpunk community. Concerns have mounted over whitewashing, Hollywoodification of a timeless property, and whether or not this version of Ghost in the Shell has a modicum of a chance of living up to any one of the previous iterations. […]

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When Neuromancer came out in 1984 the word “cyberpunk” had not yet come to be associated with a new literary movement. The gears of the cyberpunk movement began to turn with early cyberpunk novels like Transmanicon (1979) and City Come A-Walkin’ (1980) from John Shirley, The Artificial Kid (1980) by Bruce Sterling, and a slew […]

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Rough week. 2016 has been a rough experience for all of us, but this past week in global affairs has more than most panicking. Don’t. Be aware, be awake, and catch up on what happened this last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Esmail and Brooker take to Twitter, Remind us we’re Witnessing Reality As people […]

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In 1984, William Gibson’s novel Neuromancer took the science fiction world by storm. Cyberpunk was here to stay and in 1986, with the illustrious Bruce Sterling at the helm, Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology solidified the cyberpunk ethos. As the cyberpunk movement traveled up the time stream into the ’90s, many believed the cyberpunk moment was […]

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Westworld ignores the maze and remembers its characters. Corporate espionage materializes as a definite threat and hosts claim their lives at the expense of Delos’ interests. And as the company seeks to control the situation, the line between friend and enemy gets blurred Westworld: “The Adversary” Charlotte Hale, Executive Director of Delos’ Board, arrives at […]

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Body horror is a horror genre that is defined by graphic destruction, degeneration, or transformation of the human form. David Cronenberg is considered the master of this genre, and so it is fascinating that his approach and philosophy to the genre differs drastically from others who have contributed to the body horror canon. Cronenberg’s cyberpunk […]

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