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Tag: cyberpunk

True Skin

True Skin is an amazing and plausibly dystopian short inspired by body augmentation and, arguably, Google Glass. Shooting on the streets of Bangkok gives it a wonderfully gritty cyberpunk texture. Love it.

The Network Society: utopian narratives of global communication [lecture]

Prezi from a lecture on utopian narratives of global communication, tracing the roots of cyber-utopianism from the revolutionary influence of the telegraph, to personal computers and the technical architecture of the internet. The telegraph brought the metaphor of communication networks as nervous system, a metaphor also linking the separation of information from carrier to the separation of mind from body. These tropes are still with us more than 150 years later.