My SFRA 2015 Conference Presentation: The Cyberspace Deck as a Mechanism: Gibson’s Sprawl Trilogy as a Voyager Expanded Book

The presentation that I will be giving tomorrow afternoon at 1:00PM at the annual Science Fiction Research Association Conference (this year at Stony Brook University on June 25-27, 2015) will be nothing like the title and abstract that I submitted earlier this year, but that’s a good thing. Over the past several months, my reading and research has focusedContinue reading “My SFRA 2015 Conference Presentation: The Cyberspace Deck as a Mechanism: Gibson’s Sprawl Trilogy as a Voyager Expanded Book”

OED Word of the Day: Cyberspace

Today’s Oxford English Dictionary word of the day is “cyberspace”: The space of virtual reality; the notional environment within which electronic communication (esp. via the Internet) occurs. The full entry is available online here. William Gibson coined the term, but it goes back two years earlier than Neuromancer (1984), the text many folks think aboutContinue reading “OED Word of the Day: Cyberspace”

TRON Legacy Brings Cyberpunk Full Circle

P1010411, originally uploaded by dynamicsubspace. Y and I drove to Pittsburgh today to see TRON Legacy on IMAX 3D at the Cinemark in Pittsburgh Mills. I will write up a full review for the next SFRA Review, but it suffices for now to say that it is a wonderful film that is fully deserving ofContinue reading “TRON Legacy Brings Cyberpunk Full Circle”

Ubuntu Linux and Rediscovering My Technologized Past

After reading so much theory about postmodernism, computer identity, and cyberpunk over the past two weeks, I felt that it was necessary to pull out my PC and get to work with an OS on the border or further out in the frontier. Ubuntu isn’t exactly that, but it is as close as I canContinue reading “Ubuntu Linux and Rediscovering My Technologized Past”