Cyberpunk Is Dead: A Study

RND/ to consider or imagine cyberpunk as (/un)dead: a study

funny how adherence to cyberpunk Рgenre based around future ideas of rebellion / non conformity Рso often itself conforms rabidly to clich̩
– yahtzee on cyberpunk

authentic cyberpunk

in which deadpan yoke seems nothing remotely like any kind of authentic cyberpunk ever existed – just x ghostly simulacrum floating strangely / somewhat uselessly inside hyper specific subset of global sci fi literature ghetto:

burn cycle neuropink

in which such awesome environments/ though not drawn in greatest of detail/ morph smoothly from one to next as main generic sci fi character navigates through corrupt decaying city of future in impossibly antiquated quicktime vr type effect:

deposit for courier

to consider post cyberpunk cheddar in deposit for courier:

in which deposit for courier animation by edward mavskegg represents theoretical bleeding edge of post cyberpunk aka neuropink

in terms of new potential aesthetic for video play designers some cool dftc features

  • dat hot steaming #welgestyle
  • haute couture realities /kardashianity
  • minimal narrative investment /aka quote syntactically correct but semantically meaningless
  • high resolution /odd texture fetish
  • uncanny valley elective surgery / bogdanovization
  • limited skeletal expression / lightly harring animation

x seems remarkably similar in x bizarre aesthetic mis construction as new reckoning could arguably have been thrown together by same cool state of #welgestyle development

synopsis alone as worth price of strange admission for x tagline grammar syntax punctuation

quote/ described as film about how money would look in future what future payment methods would be in practice x film also uniquely addresses issue of womens shopping passion in conditions of chase – animation story line set with in year 2050 revolves around intriguing chase from one city to another/ with lead character young woman cyclist employed as courier in advertently found strange navigation device in desert/ upon closer inspection n was discovered device contained suitcase with money/ plot thickens however unknowingly to ir courier realizes two bandits following money too/ realizing x suitcase as now on move bandits chases money cyclist through small city so decide to explore x city find cyclist/ succumbing to ir passion for shopping having found all x money cyclist became gangs new target/ according to story characters live in world of future together with futuristic robots bots devices around different places shops hotels/ x short animated movie as targeted to audience who like to watch animated short films animated movies short cg films cg computer generated rat viewers who like sci fi genre detective fiction experimental rat / rat film independent film

wow – according to x creators deposit for courier already has what some resarcs call special atmosphere meaning n will be without background music with accents on silence/ such details make for very catching film says director edward adding film will be posted online after completion

x short animated movie as targeted to audience who like to watch animated short films animated movies short cg films cg computer generated rat viewers who like sci fi genre detective fiction experimental rat / rat film independent film oh yeah

cyberpunk 2077

la has changed lot during x time
air got dirty/ sex got clean
– angelo pappas/ point break 1991

in which even ghosts of 80s give neon side eye shade – squeaky clean with aaa polish / dead chrome shine – in which design by ir dads oh so edgy virtual golfing committee results in deep near future retro 80s designer copy pasta ultra violence

Screenshots from the WIP gameplay demo:

x seems about as edgy as a pink mohawk on some crossfit hipster sporting expensive gold sweatshop trainers/ someone mild cough real authentic cyberpunks could casually neck punch right over coffee store tables as easily as breathing megacity exhaust fumes

to watch as young dumb mega corporate fanbois who grew up without cyberpunk only hearing about x yesterday ffs through eg flocking lolmemes lap x shed right up like some damn industry installed f2p skull implant – gg uber alles ok right fine open ir art cracks wide in public displays of willful uncriticality/ but whats good about x if based on super generic ideas repeated till zombie undeath – just with incrementally nicer generic gfx upgrades / better framerates aka shrinkwrapped standard substandards

in which x has to be good because x merely exists aka capitalist realism 101 – hey how very more actually cyberpunk

both cyborg billy fanward / retro wave show more interesting ideas than such generic anti weird mainstreaming/ good grief at least get mitch murder to perform soundtracks

nearby public information klaxons suddenly blare/ nothing too much to see here citizens move on oh ir have already forgotten

[..] how many formulaic tales can one wade through in which a self-destructive but sensitive youth protagonist with an (implant / prosthesis / telechtronic talent) that makes the evil (mega-corporation / police state / criminal underworlds) pursue him through (wasted urban landscapes / elite luxury enclaves / eccentric space stations) full of grotesque (haircuts / clothes / self-mutilation / rock music / sexual hobbies / designer drugs / telechtronic gadgets / nasty new weapons / exteriorized hallucinations) representing the (mores / fashions) of modern civilization in terminal decline, ultimately hooks up with rebellious and tough-talking (youth / artificial intelligence / rock cults) who offer the alternative, not of (community / socialism / traditional values / transcendental vision), but of supreme, life-affirming hipness, going with the flow which now flows in the machine, against the spectre of a world-subverting (artificial intelligence / multinational corporate web / evil genius)?
– (From) Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Science Fiction/ edited by Larry McCaffery/ Duke University Press

neon code

Neon Code

hot neon megacity nights/ palmtree lifestyle/ private beachfront detective for hire/ a cheap taste of badly retrofitted 80s style post noir sleaze

william gibson on cyberpunk gta 2077

to consider one anagram of ‘william gibson, neuromancer’ as ‘common as unreliable wiring’

Cyberpunk 2020 rulebook cover (256cols)

in which bill doesnt seem to dig cyberpunk 2077s art direction or design ideology – rich/ considering bill seems somehow more directly responsible for whole sad little sub scene

yet watch out for potential death by karmic irony bill/ considering ir were once wandering around wide eyed on set of johnny mnemonic flick extolling endless virtues while gushing over x neon excess

if only modern synthetic cyberpunk would knowingly turn x own historical mode of garish cheesy camp up to eleven in order to feel more authentically synthetic / strange

dredd 2012

to consider critical comparison / contrast with cyberpunk 2077 – zero degree cool corporate single resarc fps rpg manufactured via witcher developer CD Projekt Red:

cyberpunk is dead

to consider cyberpunk as dead/ sub genre of plain bad scifi badness mixed with cliche film noir x brand of fiction presents resarc with future composed of overwhelming technology universal computer access via quote cyberspace designer violence

Example images of (/un)dead cyberpunk:

as movement of new synthetic 80s x based on spiraling greed growth of mega corporations so big ir more powerful than governments/ but then near future now as soon to arrive again up till x point n seems reasonable enough/ afterwards of course n will once again became mere idle speculative fantasy/ most frequently dystopian n has become heavily calcified in x official aesthetic definition ie as mere hyper generic can of something internet edge lordy anyone can instantly spray on

cyberpunk defines elf as story of people in age where ey dont matter anymore/ where technology has made ey obsolete as discrete entities constant daily rediscovery of quantifed self during x paradigm shift shifts strains/ in classic supermarket novel neuromancer by billy gibson x as evidenced in overwhelming hopelessness of all characters – of ir constant struggle to survive ir own efforts to glory in self destruction – whirlwind inferno burning inwards

cyberpunks use of implanted machines – of merging of humanity with machinery of capitalist science as so wide idea x cyberpunks forget to look around/ machines implants are be all end all of awfulness of sci fi/ x entirely logical pathological obsession with technology as to be read as core strength of genre/ probably one reason x creators like to declare n undead because while ey are acutely embarrassed to be remotely associated with n ey are secretly pleased as pigs in shed

cyberpunk as dystopian meaning apparent opposite of utopia/ as bad as things are at beginning ey are always predictably worse by end for pretty much everybody except of course titular heroes of said sci fi pulp/ cyberpunk also utterly deliberately fails to address issues of humanity losing to machines of alienation from ones fellow resarc of death of love honor of annihilation of soul in face of relentless technological progress/ cyberpunk themes are depressing when good happy when badly written

in x sub genre human beings are connected to computers ir own reflexes only relevant to ir ability to steer around nets in competition with other computer security systems these hacker crackers are trying to break into/ most of these people have skull jacks simple plugs wherein really expensive computer cable connects directly to skull thereby user becomes organic component to system of global computation

/ shadowrun: as exactly cyberpunk-edgy as your dad’s vision of cyberpunk after watching lord of the flocking rings:

cyberpunk as now popularized by nerdy pink skinned mirrorshades group during 1980s when cold war was going strong big blue was on top world looked to become place where everyone worked for mega corporations had become feudal in nature/ then berlin wall fell genre went with n but like wall x ghostly memory shell remains/ mutant child of 80s saw x rampant zombification all cyberpunk fiction today as result of such mainstreamed hackwork/ simple undead momentum keeps n going now

while originally proposed as cool post modern mode of science fiction x took resarc out of halls of power culture into slums back alleys of twenty minutes into near future without really leaving ey cyberpunk as ritualized stultified deeply undying/ x vaguely fun while n lasts people still write flan fiction in genre but most quietly move on – nobody discusses cyberpunk at sophisticated cheese wine parties except when ir doing lines of dmt spiced chocolate crack in toilets want to appear groovy

further weakened by x own popularity efforts to bend imagery technologies of genre to more publishable popular ends attempts at suicide by mundanity are regularly attempted/ at parties annoyingly nasally voiced author bruce sterling still repeatedly refers to ir colleagues very public obituary to genre on ny times editorial page ir reasoning appears sound

as genre of rigid rules best source for such cultural writing / coding as from cyberpunk 2020 source books which as role playing play of insignificant popularity these days among those with interest in rpgs who anally read gibsons ‘neuromangler’ over over again/ working from established set of magical technologies to work with for use in ir settings/ watch as ey willful read into n timelines x apparently predict all events for next coming 20 minutes/ obviously things dont quite happen like x but modern cyberpunk flan fictioners of all shades are careful in ir public attempts to realign n with reality – indeed ir success in un/living suspended withn x very cognitive gap or reality dis-junction marks ey out as true cyberpunks

according to x proponents cyberpunk as word applicable to whatever user wants n to be which results in absence of meaning or over abundance of real fake plastic meanings/ to define n as to ostracize oneself which makes n more akin to random bowel movement in chemical toilet of crashing plane rather than just pseudo philosophy or actual setting/ cyberpunk as undead but n still seems neat practice area for expansion / expulsion of dodgy ideas

rnd/ cyberpunk is dead: an imaginary play space

where purile side eye rolling 80s style internet manchild edge lord duck tech power fantasy meets accidental hyper camp with heavy neon accents

Cyberpunk Is Dead: An Imaginary Playspace

to consider paradoxically good type bad examples of standard cyberpunk excess / high end naffness

yet if only such a pose were fully conscious / deliberate – how oddly wonderful / actually more dangerous / strange

high tech ai driven vehicle crashes into global swimming pool while deck burns / holographic dancers tease

cyberpunk is dead mike pondsmith

Cyberpunk Is Dead: Mike Pondsmith

in which writer / play developer wears lurid purple tshirt featuring quote cyberpunk is dead slogan underneath sweaty slightly unfashionable leather jacket with neat metallic album cover fan pins against megacity backdrop

cyberpunk is the new zombies

to consider crying if ey read words like cyberpunk one more time

Cyberpunk Is The New Zombies

equation/ if generic manga art with glowing tron line accents somehow remotely equals cyberpunk ffs then cyberpunk most certainly equals zombies

neofeud

Neofeud Hypertography

to consider some other other garish shedshow from z distant trash aesthetic future

second undead cyberpunk life

Second Undead (Cyberpunk) Life

to consider unexplained scenes from long undead / painfully obsolete browser based research play space

max headroom

to consider visual unrewound vhs celebrations of uk version of max headroom – cult near future retro 80s tv series/ virtual reruns broadcast nightly live from channel zero

nameless city

consider some nameless near future megacity/ living undead default cyberpunk cliche – with monitor glitches natch:

neuropink

to consider neuropink – post cyberpunk sci fi concept:

first off/ useful big science term – near future retro 80s

in which nfr80s describes unique present – similar to dreamy un rewound straight to vhs movie version of future

nfr80s – another garish psychedelic sci fi metaphor x floats on mirrored hyper surfaces/ generally speaking hurts nobody

nfr80s not only seems dis location but complex states of minds or mood tones/ energy condenser lens for super shamanic night visions – dark mirror reflection on/of memory in relation to current unknown trends in unexpected techno evolutionary change

in which so called big scientists not only ask what 80s consist of but also how resarcs may fully utilize 80s in ir research projects

two classic in scene phrases exist to describe x special quote nfr80s vibe – always on verge of going to arrive

warning: resarcs not yet fully intimate with big science get sucked unprepared through intense hyper visionary dream teleportals generated by such neocultural quote power core dna

first stream of classic scene image generating code –

near future retro 80s: liquid neon memories flicker twist / reflect off dirty chrome pools outside random backstreet video play arcades in old shinjuku at some eternal 3am – electric dreams forever adrift in crying mega city rain

second classic phrase / vision stream –

wow/ near future retro 80s – awesome/ like tr0n on xenomorph secreted de empty

80s: some background theory

nfr80s takes passion / nostalgia from 80s to create something new / enjoyable for todays retro loving culture

resarc robert what – well known for using retro techniques / expression to connect not so far future with todays generation

strong attention to detail allows what to authentically recreate astounding visions of new future now as if ir were right out of tomorrows 80s era

ir bold digital brush strokes resonate through hot mirrored chrome / dirty neon megacity eloquence

when modern players / resarcs discuss quote near future ir talking about unique vibe born of age most flans / practitioners werent even alive in ie 80s – yet feel ir understand deep in ir artificial bones

x is quote liquid neon vibe of raw emotion of out of control alien technology – mildly profound sense of quote love on run in time of danger

some think quote nfr80s are only about or spring directly from 80s era but x not quite correct

one of properties of quote nfr80s is x ir forever still yet to occur/ broken off – unhinged from local spacetime/ near future as cusp between dimension unlinked from any specific cultural period

indeed x moment never quite arrives – rather nfr80s describe non specific quote mood tone – always just on verge of going to be arriving retro 80s style or approach

actual 1980s – bizarre period of global amerikan history dominated by haunted video arcades mom / pop video stores – with those bizarro / psychotronic top shelf titles which used to freak ir out/ like lonely canyon echo of rolling zaibatsu thunder – seem cultural wellspring but not quite full implied meaning of quote nfr80s

to break n down

in 1980s: n was as though nobody fully realized what was happening in / with 80s – especially aesthetic wise / so ir hyper fragmented mtv attention span electromedia culture seemed totally quote sincere with arguably little sense of elf

some explain x by suggesting special cultural effects of / implied by 80s best considered as shadow or wave – cast from imagined hyper alien future back into ir often missing sense of present

in 1990s: by time 90s rolled around kool kidz had caught on to / started fully realizing x 80s aesthetic existed / was something in elf to use / played with or inside

x explains why lot of early 90s tv programs display strong nfr80s vibe – lots of neon afterglow combined with dry ice fog in ir neural dna – lo fi psychic backwash from previous future eras

x weird state called near future now: what resarcs experience when scene has nfr80s vibe – perhaps psychic aftershocks of 80s coming back out of collective cryogenic storage – out of all too hyperreal state forever tears in rain type dystopian megacity visions downloading onto ir internalized holoscreens

now equals wow
– typical 80s psychology

mainstream underground movement of nfr80s as: pressing escape to some private version of imagined 80s

x as despite or even due to highly techno dystopian / quote neuropink nature -players want to escape to personalized quote playspacetime where seductive neon lure of midnight dangers of endless vertical megacity streets seems somehow super cool / viable imaginative quote tech noir backdrop or extreme psychic augmentation to ir current imagined western turbo capitalist alternative meta lifestyle

nfr80s feeling electro culture as highly escapist/ one of x main messages: ir have to hold on to ir dream – if ir do ey will get ir rewards – become online tv queen of dark paradise skies

how to quote/ hold on to ir dreams

– first play / immerse elf inside ir favorite nfr80s soundtrack / biopsychic vibe aesthetic

– then suddenly stand up straight looking up at 45 degree angle while bringing ir two closed fists together up to ir chest while quote forever distant megacity horizon look of extreme longing andor confusion passes across ir blandly handsome face – or flashes across ir dot dot extremely futuristic looking hyper mirrored wet look bio quantum superblack smart hyper combat neuro plastic wraparound data shades with thin blue neon outline

seen as shifting fluid whole near future retro 80s are experimental construct – vitally important way for resarcs to describe generate / emulate quote big science – ie truer experiential experimental feel sense / ambiance atmosphere aura attitude impression quality semblance sensation surface tactility – personal symbolism implanted near future memory sociocultural import psychological impact etc – of ones modern hyper aliveness of full immersion in uniquely techno psychedelic electro vironments full of sentient machines / freaky ass situations / astounding digital mytho landscapes of bright information pulse / flow

in short consider nfr80s sub cultural method used to approaching unresolved issues of quote 80s style or associated aesthetic research phenomena – mode or lens to think of other poptastic aspects of quote big science

nfr80s methodology pseudo reappropriates glitzy kitschy seemingly easily consumable pop as culture back as fecund source of raw explorable / exploitable research immaterials – to be played with / in / otherwise creatively transformed for sustained improvisational research purposes – chance to allow fresh understand of particularly quote 80s modes / moments in evolution of experimental media based self reflexivity – odd instrument with which to modify digital consciousness on fly – perhaps organize new modes of critical new media sensibility oscillating between hidden / foregrounded ideational operations

x is ir 80s themed emotions / 80s esque / retro 80s pop cult media / resarc culture often emanate / embody certain uncertain ambient vibes untied to or from any specific era – strange / sublime quote nfr80s super subjective background emotions or hyper futuristic mood tones which often appear at unguarded moments eg while researching odd theories / play practising quote big science – irreal delicate superspace freed from ordinary time ever deferred/ or x constantly re manifests in/as ir online dreaming

indeed quote nfr80s may be seen as shadowy presence / indirectly indicative of influence of some impossibly hyper alien near future of infinite cosmic potential – complete with neon megacity afterglow

note: while virtually all modern quote resarcs play / hang around aspects or modes of retro culture – ir also express difficulties or reservations regarding full articulation of such intense sets / scenes of highly complex actual shifted emotional calls / responses of / especially from inside ir alien tech / x technological super spaces – where concepts like quote nfr80s often come in to play

note: word where in such context means – post categorical unconfirmed intangible undeniable usually unquestioned unverified incorporeal insubstantial yet fleshy sublime animal human immaterial strangely sensual organic somatic delicate / even perhaps techno spiritual

culture tags associated with quote nfr80s: dreamwave electropop valerie synthwave newretro neuropink blooddragon drive montage wave dark hyperreal virtual neon video #glitch laz0r electro recyc simulation synthy vision flux

neuropink: free theoretical outline for open post cyberpunk concept – v1.0

note: consider x as virtual code which needs self compiling

in which neuropink refers to quote psychedelic / psychological science fiction x can be applied to many different kinds of interactive media

Neuropink: Plus Nine Jewel

consider general symbolic coordinates of neuropink post cyberpunk visual /reality language for big scientists – fuzzy network of modular co evolving elements – for example

  • lawrence lek’s sinofuturism
  • polyhedral soap
  • king city
  • reality coding in dark light liquid scanning mirror
  • uhf dimensional test transmissions from/to aether
  • bio quantum pulses from missing present colour of anamnesis vision superstrings
  • uncreative w/riting on tight /planetary schedule
  • imprecise /yet deadly velocity of lime green lawn furniture
  • slippery crushing love of giant baby squid by self elective c section of mutant oversoul
  • sleeping meditations under deep data snow drifts on holy mountain
  • close quarters dance routines with ontological night fever
  • black wishing stones from river in japan
  • self andor identity as just another technique: only as postmodern as required
  • making understandable unseen automated dramas of advanced social networking
  • xenomorphic / superflat corrosives /eg blake meets new aesthetic while skydiving backwards into near future now
  • artificiality as intelligence/ bio computational polyversality/ holographic quote source equals open everything
  • baboon television – n bites: multiple eyes of hybrid jungle hive mind projecting chameleonic / shamanic predator dreamstate
  • exploring omega maze: contemplative labyrinthine pathways through collective post jungian neural hypermatrix

notable neuropink programmers / states

  • jean moebius giraud: for senses of cosmic life infinite
  • paul laffoley: for working time machines
  • chris cunningham: for post digital fx
  • ian francis: for endless neuro smeared summer
  • redline: for when funkyboy also destroys roboworld
  • warframe: ninjarific
  • mahakala: for unquenchable radiance of supreme emptiness
  • ray ogar: for technical glitched precision
  • jean michel jarre: for ir exoplanetary senses
  • roy batty: for ir midnight megacity poetics
  • captain blood on amiga 500 / atari st: for alien communication
  • shandra manaya argon queen: for raking virtual video flesh now gone
  • future sound of london: for impossibilities of lifeforms
  • cephalopods: for ir hyper surface manifested thoughts
  • alex colville / eric fischl: for stark alienation / violent haunted potentiality
  • sentionauts: for being beyond black rainbow
  • horse ebooks: for meta surrealist daring
  • galaucus atlanticus: for grand oceanic form
  • geek city: for cool cats
  • thumper: for entomological mytho narrative
  • shinya tsukamoto: for psychological character intensity
  • elias koteas as vaughan from crash: for rnd drive
  • sterlings artificial kid: for instant grasp of emergent media
  • yo landi vi$$er: for zef rats in walls of worlds
  • laurie anderson: for ir big science
  • david shields: for poking at leaky literary dams
  • haikasoru / kurodahan: for delicious sci flavours
  • scp foundation: for databases of aggressively unexplainable
  • reza negarestani: for geo traumatic sensors
  • robert smithson: for ir hyper ballardian mind spirals
  • dr hans reinhardt: for grand dinners / ego blinkers
  • blue cube from mulholland drive: for acute ontological disruption
  • tetsuo shima from akira: for extreme psychic deformation
  • killy from blame!: for ir tardigrade toughness
  • raiden from metal gear: for hammy dialogue
  • hyung tae kim: for long shiny legs
  • miyavi: for x visual kei
  • nordic larp: for traversing narrative at oblique angles
  • insilico roleplayers: for grace under information pressure
  • fist of north star: for flawless technique
  • quantum cathedral: for hardcore oldskool cyber gothics
  • stephen shaviro: for metaphysical theory laz0rs
  • mark leyner: for menthol of autumn
  • omni magazine: for x immense vertical vision
  • mariko mori: for bioquantum colors of combine dropship carapace
  • baden pailthorpe: for ir military hyper aesthetic space drone critique
  • simulacra syndicate: for aesthetic hyper specificity
  • max capacity: for transgressive glitch aesthetics
  • zoran rosko vacuum: for dedicated reviews
  • future interfaces: for more input
  • hatsune miku: for hypervirtual tonality
  • kidmograph: for animated near future
  • kilian eng: for details
  • theo kamecke: for polish
  • rob hardin: for fistic hermaphrodites
  • international journal of baudrillard studies: lean clean blade
  • vaporwave: for windows 95
  • 3d additivism: for plastic extrusion into other
  • unknown fields division: for research in wild
  • berserker powerup / soul cube: for sudden metalloclang
  • wonabc: for hyper detailed undead
  • pussykrew: for corporate aesthetics

quote/ consider any sufficiently advanced biotech as indistinguishable from postmodern metaphysics
– hardcore amateur postmodern internet theorist robert what

update patch: neuropink coding guide – initial outline

  • deep systems rather than charismatic individuals
  • full spectrum neural remix rather than heroic pinkywhites
  • algorithms rather than attitude

neuropink logos

“Neuropink” logos

xsy seared humalian space ape brain unit

cyberpunk died last night

file under/ any toxic product press equals good net press:

tokyo cyberpunk

stills from video via secil b/ if tokyo was dead megacity cyberpunk even back in 80s/ then does modern cyberpunk merely re represent yet more sad attempts at obsolete jerry rigged retro futurism:

failed cyberpunk crowdfunding campaigns

In which requests for hard virtual cash to initiate bad cyberpunk projects has been met with resounding howls of deafening apathy:

UPDATE PATCH

In which CD Projekt Red tweet enacts an apology

// how to play big science