The Cryptopticon – practice saying it, it doesn’t take long: CRYPT-OPT-I-CON – is the shadow mechanism of measurement that facilitates the new systems of control affected by the Surveillance Marketing State… By giving a name to this invisible control mechanism we can bring it into focus, talk about it and confront it. Because when you name something, you have power over of it.
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This is a re-release & remastering of my post originally titled “Life in the cyberpunk futurepresent” – first published on the now defunct website, Grinding.be, August 11th, 2010.
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This is the newly set up Cosmic Anthropologist HQ. That I am currently locked out of. Because of reasons. This is the next time I move. This is just a test post. There is no stenography on this page. There is nothing hidden. There is no subspace communication being broadcast to the centre of the […]
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Today’s recurring theme seems to be the Cyberpunk Future Present and the Cyberpunk Future Past. I wake up to see a tweet from Rudy Rucker talking about his first viewing of Max Headroom, over at Bruce Sterling’s house, back in ‘the day’ and then Pat Cadigan mentioning her love of Prisoners of Gravity, a Canadian […]
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I recently concluded my brief tour of the classic, nay original cyberpunk series Max Headroom. The brevity of which had nothing everything to do with the Digital Archive Project preserving this show in varying degrees of quality, and my media player only being able to handle but a few of them. Of course, it’s just […]
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My man in Budapest, Damage, and his team of cybernetically enhanced monkeys have brought their wicked cyberculture magazine The Dose back from the dead: THE DOSE magazine – Issue 3 (Paris) TEASER http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf?document_id=34600135&access_key=key-s9rq9g70gvw2rv015xc&page=1&viewMode=book It’s only 4EUR for the digital download. So snazz up your iPad with some euro-cyberpunk, why doncha.
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14sec is a great cyberpunk short-film. My man in Budapest, Damage, wrote the screenplay for it. The quality of the CG is particularly impressive. (Warning – contains adult language, gore etc) http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5079658&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 Productions notes, full cast etc on Damage’s blog.
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