@dona Yes, he's said on a few occasions, "I've spent most of my career attempting to debunk my own marketing."

@matilde @thegibson Ah! This is the part where I admit I haven't played that one yet :D Yeah that's got a lot of accelerationism / transhumanism / posthumanism sounding things.

@matilde @thegibson Yeah, I guess Localhost etc. has Accelerationist vibes.

Anything remotely cyberpunk gets associated with Gibson at some point, I don't think it's something particular to Localhost. It's got AIs, androids, and involves nasty corporate stuff.

@matilde @thegibson Almost everyone I got on the podcast (with the exception of Gibson) has admitted to not actually having read Gibson, Neuromancer, despite making games, books, etc. that are cyberpunk, so don't feel too bad!

The guy is just a phenomenal writer, almost too good for anyone who isn't an English major to actually read him. So I usually recommend Burning Chrome. The Red Strings Club guy was like, "Honestly I could barely get through the 1st chapter... Burning Chrome was easier."

@thegibson @matilde Agency was set to come out last year, got delayed for some reason. Like when I talked to him he said later 2018. Must be someone screwing with this stub!

@scarly This. The people and flow of information and decisions in any project *always* determine the final product. A corporate workflow will prioritize executives orders and money, but a decentralized/demoractized undertaking with input from only a subset of engineers will be skewed toward those engineers.

"Why can’t we move past cyberpunk?"
slate.com/technology/2019/01/h

In our cyberpunk *present* where megacorporations ruin lives, create global fascism, and end habitability of Earth past 2030, w/ extinctionary-capitalism, cliche 80's retrofuture is escape from futurelessness. And yet, true *punk* - resistance to overwhelming oppression - seen in works like Neuromancer, The Windup Girl, Sorry to Bother You, & mass-protests at pipelines and Paris streets, is more necessary than ever.

Rebelling Against Human Extinction with a decentralized parallel power structure (Extinction Rebellion) youtube.com/watch?v=zxdGlku1px

@brennen (Surveillance) capitalism even ruins its ability to share its own articles! 😂

@tibius You have to actually stop the wheels of capitalism from turning. Like in France, where YV protests got the austerity-tax rescinded, a raise in minimum wage, raise in pension age, etc.. or the water protectors at the DAPL, currently fighting Canadian pipelines they're trying to steamroll over indigenous lands, Tarsands, etc.. Or on my island, (Hawaii) where a corporation is dumping industrial waste into the water table that provides H20 for myself and my children.

@feonixrift Yep, exactly. It's like the 80's again, except it's not nuclear annihilation that is most likely to do it. Atomic apocalypse is just one of the *less likely* ways we'll exterminate all life on Earth.

In a real sense, the amount of punk in the human species will determine whether humanity goes extinct in the next fifty years.

"Why can’t we move past cyberpunk?"
slate.com/technology/2019/01/h

In our cyberpunk *present* where megacorporations ruin lives, create global fascism, and end habitability of Earth past 2030, w/ extinctionary-capitalism, cliche 80's retrofuture is escape from futurelessness. And yet, true *punk* - resistance to overwhelming oppression - seen in works like Neuromancer, The Windup Girl, Sorry to Bother You, & mass-protests at pipelines and Paris streets, is more necessary than ever.

Work-in-progress painting character for Neofeud 2. Some kind of Art Deco retrofuturism happening here!

"We're dying younger. That could be really good news for our employers"

bloom.bg/2vJdiIM

We're past the, "Let them eat cake" moment in neofeudal capitalism. Now it's just, "Let them eat cyanide and opioids."

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