Archive for September 2012

3D printers, 3D printers everywhere!

There were a lot of buzz about 3D printing the whole month of September. What is 3D printing? 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a process of creating solid 3D objects from a digital model usually through the use of a materials printer. 3D printers form the object by joining several layers of the materials. Traditional machining techniques, […]

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Subgenres derived from cyberpunk

With the success of cyberpunk, several subgenres of speculative fiction derived from it have likewise gained prominence. Some are futuristic, some retro-futuristic. Many of these have the suffix -punk as a continuance of the creation of portmanteau words like that of cyberpunk. Futuristic derivatives Postcyberpunk: Ubiquitous computing and cybernetic body modifications are present, but life is pleasure-driven and comfortable, rather […]

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Cyberpunk, a video documentary

In 1990, Intercon Production released the documentary film Cyberpunk. The film was directed by Marianne Trench and features interviews with William Gibson and Timothy Leary. Artists, musicians, and scientists also provide context to the movement. It looks dated now and the cheesy graphics and psychedelic colors can be headache-inducing. Nevertheless, it gives a good insight on what the cyberpunk movement […]

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

What is cyberpunk?

So far, this blog has discussed high technology, cyberculture, biomedical engineering, and cyberpunk-related stuff like information privacy and control, but has not given an overview of what cyberpunk is. The term was coined by Bruce Bethke in 1980 as the title of his short story which was published in 1983. It is a combination of the words cybernetics and punk […]

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS