What Is Cyberpunk? by zevi3


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									What Is Cyberpunk?

“Cyberpunk is an interzone between hard technologies, the sciences, mysticism and nihilo-romantic surreality. Cyberpunk has a strong garage band aesthetic. It grapples with the raw core of our near future, its myths, its ideas, its coming practices. It is a pop culture which is theorizing itself into a more cohesive and self-determined existence.” – Robert Sheckley But cyberpunk can also be Alan Turing and Sid Vicious meeting in an underground warehouse to collaborate on an avant-garde postmodern near-psychotic novel since they can’t shoot enough nihilism into their blown-out veins. “This sub-genre of science fiction deals with a junked-up future of virtual realities, console cowboys and bodies held together with implants, bio-engineering and hard drugs.” – Marianne Brace, The Guardian A cyberpunk is a midnight hacker battling a megacorporation with an overclocked computer, a busted keyboard, and a shattered soul. Cyberpunk as a science fiction genre usually involves advanced technology and the “low-lives” who love using it. “Never send a human to do a machine’s job.” –The Matrix

Cyberpunk Prime
found by jason earls

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The cyberpunk prime’s digits are arranged in columns of 55. Notice certain 8s have been bolded to make the word more apparent. Multiple 31337s are in the border, which is leetspeak for the word ‘elite.’ If you would like to see more of my mathematical work go to the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences web site or the Prime Curios web site and search for my name. Better yet, buy my books Mathematical Bliss and Concrete Primes. You’ll love them. And don’t forget to check out this book:

I Sin Every Number
Computer problems. We’ve all had them and they are always a pain. Sabrina, a freelance programmer, has recently been experiencing computer problems worse than anything she’s ever encountered before. Disturbing messages and unknown symbols and eerie text. She doesn’t know if they’re merely a practical joke or actual signals from another solar system. But she’s determined to find out. And Dr. Mwang is no help. He’s Sabrina’s best friend as well as a supergenius, but she doesn’t understand why he refuses to investigate her problem and why his attitude toward her has suddenly

changed... Formerly one half of the infamous novel, If{Sid_Vicious == TRUE && Alan_Turing == TRUE, ERROR_Cyberpunk();}, which Cory Doctorow commented was an “awesome title,” this version has been extensively revised with new material added, plus it has an extensive introduction explaining the novel’s origins. Jason Earls is the author of How to Become a Guitar Player from Hell, Mathematical Bliss, the Underground Guitar Handbook, Red Zen, Cocoon of Terror, Naked Lesbian Stalker & Other Stories, Heartless Bastard In Ecstasy, Concrete Primes, Zombies of the Red Descent, and other books.

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/i-sin-every -number/7825389

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