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Full of Fiction and Music - Cyberpunk

Jun 26, 2008
Cyberpunk is a twin thing as it is a subtype of both the science fiction and the punk or rock music. The name cyberpunk came from the words cybernetics and punk. In this scientific world with lot of fictions, cyberpunk is a blend of the latest technology that conveys the message to the society and also tells about how the members are treated in it. The atmosphere in the cyberpunk is located around a world that is more dependent on technology and is more futuristic. But it is not so futuristic when compared with the Jetsons. The themes that are being searched for includes artificial intelligence, mega corporations and hackers.

Blade Runner, Matrix Trilogy and hackers a cult film are the films that really boosted cyberpunk and brought into spotlight. With its growing popularity among the people, it has sub genres namely biopunk, ,ribopunk, steampunk and postcyberpunk. These types can be found in cyberpunk literature. It is also a type of modern surrealism as its idea about fantasy and reality is very unclear.

Cyberpunk has developed greatly in the world of manga and anime. It is accepted in Japan but not in United States. The part of the cyberpunk that is mostly accepted is the one that comes from Japan due to its International feel and Futuristic setting and is being written and spoken in Japanese. Some cyberpunk based classic anime and manga are Ghost in the Shell, Texhnolyze ,Akira, Serial Experiments Lain, Bubblegum Crisis, Apple seed and Metropolis.

In the American culture, cyberpunk can be seen in Television that includes: Blade Runner, War of the Worlds, Max Headroom, Screamers, Paycheck, The Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, New Rose Hotel, Johnny Mnemonic, Robocop, Gattaca, the 13th Floor, Until the End of the World, Harsh Realm, Strange Days and The Matrix trilogy and series.

Basically from literature, cyberpunk was created and the editor Gardner Dozis brought the cyberpunk to the cult status. After the creation of cyberpunk, the coining of the cyberpunk was done by the author Bruce Bethke in the year 1980. Few of the popular cyberpunk authors are William Gibson, John Shirley, Bruce Sterling, Rudy Rucker, Richard Kadrey, Pat Cadigan, Lewis Shiner and Michael Swanwick. The novels based on cyberpunk are Mona Lisa Overdrive, Count Zero, Hardwired, Voice of the Whirlwind, When Gravity Fails, The Diamond Age and Accelerando. Cyberpunk has an interesting part in literature where the novels are being acknowledged by the writers that has lot of cyberpunk influence in it. Cyberpunk was envisioned before its creation in the 80s that was not very sure. The books that have cyberpunk influence are The Big Sleep (1939), Wolfbane (1959), Creatures of Light and Darkness (1968), Gravity's Rainbow (1973), The Demolished Man, The Stars My Destination and True Names.

Cyberpunk is also involved in computer games, music, video games and board games. It has a sense of reality in it. It is very difficult to imagine the world as futuristic as the Jetsons but with cyberpunk, there is a possible chance in the future.
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Domen Lombergar is a surreal artist obsessed with giving away wallpapers and free boot screens.
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