philosophy

The Automaton Sequence: 2.0: ‘Go, Adam, go, Eve. The world is yours’; Rebellion of the Robot People

Moving on from last week, we’ll be delving deep into one of my favourite roboty texts, and analysing specific themes and motifs about the representation of the robot. I mentioned that I’d be usi...

On Sprawls and Metropolis

The term sprawl is more commonly associated with Gibson’s Sprawl series, and his imaginings of a highly technological cityscape that swathes the populous, still hyper-Orientalised; a mixing pot of a m...

transhuman

A Life Well Lived…wait, simulation?

I used to work at a bookstore. I woke up early. Brushed my teeth. Ate something resembling breakfast. Travelled via bus for over an hour. Bought coffee. Drank coffee. Opened store. Wrote while waiting...

Why Blade Runner Changed the World

‘I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…’ Roy Batty, Blade Runner 1982 Many of us understand that with George Lucas’ Star Wars, SF became Hollywood’s new thing, and was something that roused com...

David Bowie – 1.0utside

CASE FILE – 1.0utside We all know by now that David Bowie has died. One could say he had predicted his own future cult status with his final work Blackstar, or perhaps he crafted that future, kn...

No (bright) future for me: Solarpunk is not the new Cyberpunk

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 sup...

EXTROPY: When Man Merges With Machine And The Machine Merges With The World

In the proof-of-concept video Speedhack, you have the chance to check the work of Dylan J. Nathan, a British architecter who has been in a long journey through electronic music, CGI and VFX. In order ...

Keanu Reeves as Neo, in The Matrix

To Walk A Blade’s Edge: The (Un)real and the Hacker [Part 2]

In the previous article written by Karl, he gave us a great notion of how we can think about reality and existence according to a cyberpunk point of view. However, what do some theorists say about the...

To Walk A Blade’s Edge: Virtual Reality In The Real World [Part 1]

This article attempts to discover whether virtual reality is merely an experience one can have through a pair of goggles, or if it is somehow already present in our lives today. What do we know about ...