Cyberpunk Is Dead: A Critique

RND/ To consider or imagine Cyberpunk as (/un)dead. R.I.P. That Cyberpunk might even be far better that way. A satirical critique, and study of possible near-future potentials / alternatives. Warning: contains problematic Trans representation. Right off the bat: questioning the mere notion that Cyberpunk really amounts to anything less than a naked, celebration of Global … Read moreCyberpunk Is Dead: A Critique

Painting the People’s Communist Broadband

RND/ To consider a painting of the ‘People’s Communist Broadband’ – featuring hero Karl Marx surfing the Tubular Interwebs. 4320 x 4320 .jpg Ideal / Idealized Cost for such Conceptual Work: £120K – contact Robert What for details. Considering a telecommunications engineer once told me parts of the UK are still using copper wire covered … Read morePainting the People’s Communist Broadband

Blocktober Gamedev Screenshots

RND/ To imagine a game called #Blocktober, in which largely untextured, ‘blocked out’ in progress levels are presented as ready to play: 3840 x 2160, 256 col .png, images via Twitter – In which you still see the exact same kinds of developmental (architectural) paradigms at work, and although in modern terms and methods are … Read moreBlocktober Gamedev Screenshots

Game Development As Living Death

RND/ to consider streaming for two hours with zero views, all just to get some fucking red cube to appear: Now that’s some (/seriously misguided) dedication – but to what, inexactly? Some dim, dull videogame that nobody will play – or simply consume whole like Pez candy before casually discarding along the abandoned neon superhighway … Read moreGame Development As Living Death

Virtual Photography Exhibit: “This Mod Is Dead”

RND/ to consider partial historical / aesthetic archival study of dead, abandoned, andor dead-on-arrival mods – and a lament. Part of the Virtual Photography Exhibit: Global Videogame Capitalism and its Existential Threat First, some (mysteriously end-sentence truncated conceptual ‘play code’ for this study) – featuring an oldskool design document, and excerpts from various board posts … Read moreVirtual Photography Exhibit: “This Mod Is Dead”