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- "A Postmodernist Interpretation of the
Computer Underground," by Gordon Meyer and Jim Thomas, is a sociological
analysis of the computer underground which takes a more sympathetic than
usual look at the members and actions of the computer underground.
- Fascinating article by Seeker1
examining the cyberpunk phenomenon and analyzing the appropriateness of
assigning the "counterculture" label to cyberpunks.
- "Cyberpunk From subculture to
mainstream" by McKenzie Wark (1992) discusses the evolution and history
of cyberpunk as a cultural theme.
- "After the Deluge: Cyberpunk in the '80s and
'90s" by Tom Maddox (1992) discusses the evolution of the cyberpunk
- Article by Seeker1 about culture jamming,
sabotaging advertising campaigns to point out the flawed reasoning
encouraged by advertisers.
- List of books and articles about cyberspace,
cyberpunk, electronic communications and other related ideas.
- Article by Nathan Cobb, from the Boston
Globe, abou cyberpunk culture, specifically the differences between
hackers and punks, how the two cultures merged, and the resulting
- Brief article about feminism in
cyberspace and how it differs from "mainstream" feminism.
- "Cyberpunk was not so much a literary
movement as an extension of postmodern experimentation that reaches
back to the first cultural memes generated by radical shifts in
- "The Ghost in the Machine: Haitian Voudoun and
the Matrix" by Seeker 1. "It would seem that there are no two things
more distinct than the primal, mystic, organic world of Haitian
Voudoun, and the detached, cool, mechanical world of the high-tech
future. Yet Gibson apparently felt there was an instinctive linkage
between Haitian Voudoun and the urban hyperreality of his fictional
- Karl Taro Greenfeld's WIRED article about the bizarre "otaku"
subculture in Japan, of alienated computer nerds fixated on animation,
and computer games - an obsession that in one case led to a string of
- Article by Seeker1 about author Philip K. Dick and
his role in shaping the cyberpunk genre. Pretty wierd.
- To describe this article by Seeker1 (using
his real name) would be to violate the principles espoused therein.
- An examination of post WWII subcultures
that places the cyberpunk culture in an historical context.
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