Thursday, December 31, 2009

One More Point for Gibson

It's been a long time coming, but the second issue of Cyberpunk Apocalypse the publication is nearing it's final stages of completion. One of the articles in the upcoming issue will discuss the William Gibson's Bridge trilogy and the various elements that moved from the world of fantasy into the world of reality since the series' publication in the nineties. Well here's one more point for the godfather of cyberpunk and the mother of steampunk fiction: human/program marriage. Check it out.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

High End Cyber Crime

PBS's NewsHour had an interesting article about "cyber crime." Stateing that "The FBI has now ranked cyber crime as the third-greatest threat to U.S. national security, after nuclear war and weapons of mass destruction." Which mean's (I guess) that if we don't get blown up or--uh. . .destroyed en mass, we only have to worry about people hacking into our computers and stealing the plans for weapons of surgical precision, stealing our money, and stealing our identities. Check out the story HERE.
Also check out the audio interview on the "Russian cyber gang," from tonight's show HERE. Don't miss the side comment about the Iraqi buying "off the shelf software" and hacking into UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicle).

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Traded in storage for a printshop

Over the course of three grueling winter days, die-hard Cyberpunk Apocalypse residents and friends successfully moved an entire letterpress printshop into the basement. And that's no small endeavor. Thousands of pounds of metal and wood went up and over Stanton Heights, across a brick yard, and down three steps into the basement. In the snow. Not kidding.

We're happy to announce that the long-running letterpress zine Ker-bloom! will now be printed and assembled on site as well as much whimsy and mayhem. We've been told that 2010 is the year of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse, that it's the year of the dream shop, and we believe it.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Vincent Scotti Eirené

Vincent Scotti Eirené reads at the cyberpunk apocalypse
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Snow comes to the apocalypse!

During the grand finale of our Lord of the Rings series last night, it began snowing and continued throughout the night and morning. We awoke to our little world covered in a cold and white blanket.

Recently a good friend of the house moved away and left us with a bonanza of food for our pantry and zines for our zine library. Both are very much welcome, even if we miss our dear friend.

See that blue tarp in the picture? Underneath that is a letterpress and a giant paper cutter, both of which need to get into the basement or else risk freezing to death. We invite each and every one of you to help with this group endeavor Sunday Dec. 20th at noon. Many hands make light work.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A cute little piece of writing

Here's a cute little piece a friend tied to a brick and threw at my computer. It's quite good. click here.

Terence Hawkins reads from his book "The Rage of Achilles"

Terence Hawkins reads from his book The Rage of Achilles at the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writing colective. Unfortunately, the batteries on my camera were on the fritz due to the cold, so I only have two little segments here. Check out his site I've just started reading the book, and it's straight porn and gore. I have to quote the book's front cover "A genuinely fresh take on a classic text."

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Just got a reminder from Mary Mac tomorrow--check it out:
tomorrow evening, come check out a sweet lil show of JUSTSEEDS, the art cooperative that shaun slifer, bec young and myself are part of.

free cider & tea & homemade cookies
cheap art>>>handmade prints on paper, t-shirts, totes, zines & books
free stickers, postcards, brand-new catalogs with full-color foldout poster
sweet jamz from me, DJ marymack, & DJ ja(m)(bo)x

thursday december 17th
encyclopedia destructica studios
156 41st street
(lawrenceville towards the river)

you can also peep my zine collection, on display for readin' now through the end of january in a cozy reading nook. zine clinics to come!!!

about JUSTSEEDS:::
Justseeds Artists' Cooperative is a decentralized community of artists who have banded together to both sell their work online in a central location and to collaborate with and support each other and social movements. Our website is a destination to find out about current events in radical art and culture. Our blog covers political printmaking, socially engaged street art, and culture related to social movements. We believe in the power of personal expression in concert with collective action to transform society.

Reading from the Typewriter Girls

I've been promising that I would start putting up readings from around town. And I did, but the reader involved asked me to take it off the internet. So I did. Honestly it's a little depressing seeing people hide their work and lifestyle from the world because of what employers or acquaintances might think. I guess it's just a concept that's hard for me to swallow, but I don't know.

Monday, December 7, 2009

National Word Count Month results in!

In honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) the Cyberpunk Apocalypse constructed its own contest for the month of November: National Word Count Month (NaWoCoMo). All of us kept a record of how many words we wrote a day, with prizes (in the form of bragging rights and possibly a bumper sticker in the future) awarded to the person who wrote the most in a month as well as whomever had the highest word count in a single day.

Our visiting writer, Margaret Killjoy, won both awards by writing 44,568 words during the month of November (a rate of about 1486 words a day) and a high count of 6045 words on November 12, the day that Killjoy completed a novel.