cyberpunk

Pills, Laughs, Dystopia, and SkullFuck: a review of Drugs and Wires

Close your eyes and picture the nineties. Imagine the Windows 94 logo as if on a black computer screen, jagged with thick pixels and bleached by the bright light of the cathode tube behind the monitor...

Dystopia as a State of Mind

Somehow, human society has limped its way into 2020. Last year was a particularly prophetic one as far as cyberpunk goes– both Blade Runner and Akira, both staples of the genre, take place in 20...

‘It’s not my department’: A Review of Brazil

Terry Gilliam’s Brazil has eluded me for many years now. After having read, watched, and played through many dystopian worlds, I have finally decided to watch the cult 80’s film. Needless to say, the ...

Last Week in Cyberpunk – 3/4/19 to 3/17/19 the two week special

Through hiccups and crashes and the ever present screeching of white noise we are broadcasting to you from the digital wasteland. We are back to a regular scheduled program and bringing you two weeks ...

Pictures at 11 by Norman Spinrad: Media manipulation in a pre-internet era

KLAX Action News team taken hostage! Eco-terrorists demand halt to construction of nuclear desalination plants off the coast of Los Angeles! Pictures at 11! Norman Spinrad is arguably best known in cy...

State of Mind – An Adventure into Metaphysical Dystopia

I spent a long time thinking about what I could say about State of Mind. It’s hard to begin discussing this game without saying too much, but I could also ramble endlessly about how beautiful and intr...

The Anix Works in the Shadows to Stoke the Flames of a Movement

Back in August, we interviewed Brandon Smith, the sole member of The Anix, about his musical inspirations and his then upcoming album Shadow_Movement. Now unleashed upon the world in its entirety, Sha...

“Audible even over the gunfire”: A Review of A Song Called Youth Trilogy

There has been some debate about the nature of politics in cyberpunk. The punk suffix should give it away, but then again, the politics of punk do not form a consensus. Just as listening to any The Cl...

‘All dreams come to an end’: A Review of Total Recall (1990)

Re-watching Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall feels like a breath of canned air from the early nineties. A hulking protagonist, copious amounts of violence, snappy one-liners, dramatically evil villains, ...