RND/ To consider an ‘Amerikan Cyberpunk Vision Apocalypse’ – a collapse in the vision that once (/never) was Cyberpunk:
If they think you’re technical, go crude
– William Gibson, Johnny Mnemonic
Check out this cool wired warrior – with a (literal) camera for an eye, an oldskool CD player for a hand, chest embedded tape reels and an eagle (with a radar on the top of its head) for a companion – all on the merry lit road to hardcore action and high adventure in the great dystopian outdoors, probably.
In which the colour palette evokes Latin American street art murals.
Such a collapse / desimulation of the techno-utopian ideal and the resulting sleazy outsider “Bad Art” represents and codifies current unconscious dreams / wishes for the near future of advanced cyberpunk aesthetics – that it evolves into what it more actually was before, just underneath its glazed neon surfaces, ie. gloriously camp, confoundingly ugly, amazingly rough – in short, smeared with delicious synthetic sleaze.
Example Reference Links
- Cyberpunk Is Dead: A Study
- Dead Cyberpunk Movie
- Johnny Mnemonic
- Storytelling In Cyberpunk 2077
- Dead Cyberpunk Cities
- Neon Shadow Conspiracy II
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