So, back to the question: what happened to cyberpunk? The answer is simple. It’s under our noses.
Privacy and security online. Megacorporations with the same rights as human beings. Failures of the system to provide for the very poor. The struggle to establish identity that is not dependent on a technological framework: the common themes of the cyberpunk classics are the vital issues of 2012. Quite simply, we’re already there, and so of course cyberpunk as a genre is unfashionable: current events always are. Even William Gibson and Neal Stephenson don’t write science fiction anymore. Why bother? We live immersed in the cyberpunk culture that its O.G. prophets envisioned.
Thanks to zBrando for linking this piece from Motherboard
Here’s some readings for you to have before going to sleep(*) !
(*) = 21:27 in Italy at the time of publishing
Me neither!!! I’ve discovered this is possible on Yosemite powered machines (10.10.3 at least) over this thread on Reddit. Have fun!
Samuel Zeller, a swiss architecture’s photographer and active Instagrammer, has started this new project collecting a handful of his best photos as wallpapers for iPhone and the Apple Watch, tailoring them for the best possible view given the physical constraints of their different screens. At the moment there are 30 magnificent wallpapers available over his website
I liked Samuel’s work so much I’ve started following his work in all the socials he’s involved in …