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ArtLung posts tagged with “cyberpunk” ·

  • Grim Meathook Present by jwz
    Since the Pleistocene, 2001, jwz has been using the tag “grim meathook future” on his LiveJournal blog. I’ve always liked that. I don’t remember him really defining the term. In a comment today he sums up, in discussing which PKD film adaptation is worthwhile I think he summed up “grim meathook” pretty well: That said,…
  • Quote of the Day: Bruce Sterling, in 1998
    How will the digitalization and networking of information affect us and change people’s lives? Bruce Sterling: You’d do better seeking out the very few aspects of people’s lives that will remain unchanged by this. What should we watch out for in an information-rich, techo-Utopia? Bruce Sterling: Surveillance, spies, Mafias, stock market and currency bubbles; stalking,…
  • The Sky Above The Port
    The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. (image via suddenly and crossposted to Nueva Ciudad)
  • Jesse Schell: Beyond Facebook
    Making the rounds today is a talk by Jesse Schell, of Schell Games who is an instructor at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. He also has a blog called Things I Finished. His talk is full of insights that are very vivid. Here is the video of his talk from DICE, and…
  • William Gibson
    In 1988 I, along with my pal Chris Greazel, saw William Gibson read at a bookstore in La Jolla, above La Jolla Cove. It was intimate, maybe two dozen people in the audience. We had a great time, and it felt like we’d had an audience with the pope. I’m not sure why it was…
  • Ah, Nostalgia
    This graf from Paul Ford is evocative for me: In the late 1980s there was a prevalent nostalgia for the 1950s that made its way into collage culture. That was my first exposure to irony proper; I watched Leave it to Beaver and bought zines with collages of men with pipes and smiling housewives. An…
  • William Gibson, Gravy, and a Video
    William Gibson: The Rolling Stone 40th Anniversary Interview : Rolling Stone I find myself less pessimistic than I sometimes imagine I should be. When I started to write science fiction, the intelligent and informed position on humanity’s future was that it wasn’t going to have one at all. We’ve forgotten that a whole lot of…
  • Misc, Misc, everywhere… and not a drop to drink
    Blurbomat points to the review of MacOS 10.5, “Leopard” on Ars Technica. Anil Dash has no sense of humor about one icon. I wish Windows had included Mac networking by default years ago. Sadly, no. Maybe something based on: I upgraded this blog to WordPress 2.3.1. Bugfixes and an easy transition from 2.3. I’m so…
  • Accelerated Decrepitude: Reading Glasses
    Spectacles were invented in the 13th century. In the year of our Lord, 2007 — yesterday, in fact, I received a pair of eyeglasses which I will attempt to wear for reading and otherwise. I am 37 years old. Dr. Kubota, the Japanese-American eye doctor I went to was most professional. I really liked the…