Black Mirror

San Junipero: Science Evangelism and the Promise of Heaven

Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror has cemented itself in a post-cyberpunk world of black and gray, where people have merged with tech that’s either already with us or just a heartbeat away. T...

Of Media Conglomerates and Cyberpunk

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 corporatio...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 11/11/2016

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 ...

Black Mirror’s Online Outrage and the People it Consumes

Has there been a day since the advent of social media where any of us have been able to get online without encountering someone’s outrage? Or, more correctly, have we ever been able to avoid the...

Black Mirror on the Past, Present, and Future of War

William Tecumseh Sherman told us that “war is hell” during the Civil War. Ron Perlman’s been telling us that “war never changes” since 1997. Luckily for me I live in a pl...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 10/28/2016

This past week in cyberpunk we witnessed conglomerates and police getting a little too well connected, a coded justice, and a Jester who isn’t laughing. Let’s get to the news. Cyberpunk Re...

Black Mirror Shows There’s No Hiding Who You Are

Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month! I’m late, I know, but I didn’t know this was a thing. Apparently it has been a thing for every October since 2004. But it shouldn’t tak...

Black Mirror Playtests Millennial Maturity

Video games–if you’re one of our regular readers chances are you’re also a fairly consistent gamer. Though, technically, nearly everyone falls into that category now. Thanks to the boost i...

Black Mirror Nosedives Into Social Media Anxiety

I’ve quit Facebook. In a different reality that wouldn’t be worthy of an opening sentence in any article, but since leaving not a day has passed without someone messaging me to ask what cr...