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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 09.02.15] cyberpunk documentary



In this 1990 documentary directed by Marianne Trench, William Gibson, author of Cyberpunk classic "Neuromancer", Timothy Leary, famous advocate of psychedelic drugs, and others share their thoughts on the future of society and technology.

I remember a University prof screening this years ago for a Science Fiction Literature class I took. Looking it up, I was not surprised to see it was available online. It's a fascinating, time-capsule look back at the sub cultures forming around the genre at the time. Some wild ideas are floated here as well as some pretty amazing boasting by authors, futurists and counter-culture types.


About Cyberpunk:
Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a future setting, noted for its focus on "high tech and low life". It features advanced technology and science, such as information technology and cybernetics, coupled with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.

Primary exponents of the cyberpunk field include William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, Pat Cadigan, Rudy Rucker, and John Shirley.

Bruce Bethke coined the term as the title of his short story "Cyberpunk," published in 1983.





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S (5 years ago) Reply

youtube video claimed for some content it had.
available here on archive.org
https://archive.org/details/cyberpunk_201410


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