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Resurrected: What we know so far about Matrix 4

The ending to Matrix Revolutions seemed pretty final, right? And yet, following Hollywood’s penchant for sequels, Variety broke the news last August that The Matrix trilogy would finally be gett...

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On Mirror Shades: a Staple of High Tech Lowlife Style

So last week I spent what remained of my paltry monetary units from my occupation as a corporate wage slave on six pairs of mirrored sunglasses. Why, you ask? Because, dear reader, one of the many con...

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Netflix’s Blame!: A World Beyond Dystopia

It’s not uncommon for science fiction to venture into the realm of the quasi-mythological. Tales like Zardoz and The Sword of Shannara take place in distant post-apocalyptic futures in which for...

Seoul, Cybercity of our Dreams

One of the many singular delights of new Netflix movie Okja, the first new film from visionary auteur Bong Joon-ho since his cyberpunk classic Snowpiercer, is that it’s nice to finally see a mai...

‘More Than Just A Game’– Brainscan Review

In the mid-1990’s, we saw cinema saturated with cyberpunk movies. Some became staples of the genre, while others simply faded into obscurity. Brainscan (1995) combines elements of cyberpunk and horror...

Simulated Living: The Matrix, Existential Nihilism, and the Shortcomings of Technology

The Matrix. While it works as an allegory for nonconformity, and an army of G-Men that assimilate random civilians into their network, it’s best known for making people question the realness of ...

Last Week in Cyberpunk 3/24/2017

This week in cyberpunk is full of familiar titles such as Terminator, The Matrix, the dreaded Ghost in the Shell, BLAME!, Orphan Black, and a few you may not have heard of. Meanwhile, back in our...

Utopiates – Be Someone Else

Josh Finney and Kat Rocha’s Utopiates by title alone tells you what this comic is about. One of the reasons that opiates are so addicting is that they instill a feeling of well-being in the user...

RISE: The Robot Insurgency Is Here

Proof of concepts can sometimes be the most intriguing shorts, because we know that they are merely an example of potential. David Karlak sold his action/sci-fi concept Rise to Warner Bros. in 2011 an...

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