Thursday, December 16, 2004
I haven't blogged for a while. I've been working on trying to get the docs finished on my latest project... only pausing to do a small mini project in between. When these are done I'll be ready for full scale voidspace renovations... honest guv....
In the meantime here's a new one - Jesus Army as Art. It's a photo taken from a Nottingham meeting. I don't think we've had a meeting in Nottingham since I've been in the church. That makes the photo at least nine years old.........
posted by Michael Foord on Thursday, December 16, 2004
Monday, December 06, 2004
On Void-Shockz recently, there has been some discussion on a subject dear to my heart. Not only the now old question is cyberpunk dead, but also touching briefly on the subject of what is the hacker underground ?.
Before I rant, rave, or otherwise exercise my fingers, I'd like to point you at an article that is a must read for anyone interested in this question. Check out http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html on how to be a hacker. An excellent exploration by Eric Raymond on what it means to be a real hacker.
Cyberpunk and the underground scene are intertwined in a psycho-sexual relationship. But whilst the latter is thriving, the former would seem to be a little sluggish to say the least. Visiting a lot of the old cyberpunk links shows little new material for quite some time. Project Jericho, the Cyberpunk Project, even dare I say Voidspace have shown not much growth in the last few years - particularly in the cyberpunk department.
At the risk of repeating myself, is this because the issues are no longer relevant or because no-one is doing anything new and innovative with it ? I think the latter.... which throws open a challenge. Who dares write the new cyberpunk manifesto ?
posted by Michael Foord on Monday, December 06, 2004