Tag: ai

14
May

William Gibson

Author of the novel Neuromancer (1984) which coined the term cyberspace. This neologism — and the Neuromancer trilogy’s themes of a hidden universe driven by the suicidal evolution of godlike (insect-like?) beings — made Gibson unwitting posterchild/godfather of “cyberpunk”.

14
May

Tron

Produced by Disney’s Buenavista Pictures in 1981, Tron was the first feature film to use extensive computer generated (CG) animation. It’s plot is a gnostic allegory of the structure of the universe, and a parable on the perversity of postmodern epistemology in a networked information environment. An early scene in the video game arcade: Flynn: […]

26
Apr

Zed

The name of Sean Connery’s bikini-and bandoleer cladc haracter in the movie Zardoz. Zed plays a role in the film somewhat similar to that of Case in the novel Neuromancer — he is used as a tool in a byzantine suicide by some form of technologically enhanced Higher Being. Also: The owner of the motorcycle […]