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- _Neuromancer_ was written on a Hermes
- 604 track _Keyboard Cowboys_ MP3 (192k) by Psilo
- 604 track_Invisible Cities (Neuromancer Remix By
Transparent)_ by Black Sun off of _Sound
Of The Sun_ compilation CD on Elejam #003 (2002)
- 604 track _Neuromancer_ MP3 (320k) by Native
- post punk/noise rock/art rock tracks _Hey Joni_ MP3 and _The Sprawl_MP3by Sonic Youth
off of _Daydream
Nation_ 12"x2 on Blast First #034 (1988)
- "The Sprawl" was inspired by the works of science fiction
writer William Gibson, who used the term to refer to a future
mega-city stretching from Boston to Atlanta (specifically from the
- titled as a tribute to rock standard _Hey Joe_ (MP3 by The Jimi Hendrix
Experience) and to Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. It is
sung by Ranaldo, and has surrealist lyrics such as "Shots ring
out from the center of an empty field/Joni's in the tall grass/She's
a beautiful mental jukebox, a sailboat explosion/A snap of electric
whipcrack". This song also alludes to the works of William
Gibson's _Neuromancer_ with the line "In this broken
town, can you still jack in/And know what to do?"
- synth post punk
track _Plug Me In_ MP3 (vK) by Add N To X off of _Add Insult To Injury_ on Mute
- techno track _Neuromancer_ MP3 (192k) by Source
off of _Organized Noise_ 12"x2 on R&S #003 (1993)
- 604 track _The Neuromancer_
MP3 by Shakta off of _Silicon
Trip_ 12" x2 on Dragonfly (1996)
breakthrough sci fi novel _Neuromancer_, part I of the
_Sprawl_ Trilogy authored by William Gibson.
spawned the Cyberpunk movement and the genre itself (with
a little help from the film _Blade Runner_
(vhs/ntsc)(1982) in the eighties. foreshadowed
the internet and virtual reality.
written on a typewriter.
Paperback - 271 pages Reissue edition (May 1995)
Ace Books; ISBN: 0441569595 ; Dimensions
(in inches): 0.80 x 6.88 x 4.19.
Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Philip
K. Dick Awards.
- "it was called dub. it was worship",
Molly said, "and a sense of community".
- the AI "Wintermute"
- progressive trance track _Wintermute_ MP3
(160k) by Clutch Assembly off of _Natural Born
Techno 5 Psychedelic Trance_
compilation CD on Nova Zembla #079 (1997)
- some will argue that the concept of cyberspace
was invented 3 years prior to _Neuromancer_ in the novella _True
Names_ by Vernor Vinge
Cyberspace as described by William Gibson in Neuromancer was prefigured
in Nikola Tesla's 1901 plan for a world
system of totally interconnected, planetary communications. He believed
he could engineer a globe unified by the universal regulation of time
and fully traversed by flows of language, images,
and money-all reduced to an undifferentiated flux
of electrical energy.
- _Cyberpunktuations_ by Chris
Case 1990 Mondo 2000
megacorporation, founded 1975 by Bill Gates and
Paul Allen; writer of MS-DOS, Windows (3.x, 95, NT and CE), Excel, Word,
PowerPoint, Bookshelf, Encarta and about a zillion other programs, most
of which are made for business. Possibly the most evil force
on the planet. Also used by William Gibson,
without permission, for the name of addictive chips that plug into
character's heads in _Neuromancer_. [Name comes from "microcomputer" and
Clearly, the notion that computer networks
are booting up the mind of the planet is not a
techno-scientific scenario at all, however much the language
of complex systems or artificial intelligence
may help may help us get a handle on the Internet's
explosive, out-of-control growth or it's possible
mindlike properties. The leap from the global brain to the Gaian mind
remains essentially a metaphysical
move-- which doesn't mean the leap is worth hazarding. For whether or
not we take Mark Pesce literally, his
vision of the online noosphere gives voice to a
growing if inchoate intuition that computer networks and virtual
technologies have opened up what amounts to a new category of knowing
and being, a unique and unparalleled global space of intelligence,
experience, terror, and communion. On the other hand, even if we accept
the outlandish supposition that Gaia is indeed waking up and rubbing her
satellite eyes, we cannot assume that this electronic consciousness will
be unified to itself, let alone achieve a state of mystical perfection.
This is the lesson of Gibson's
Neuromancer myth: The cyberspace AI that achieves technological
godhead at the end of his first Novel cannot maintain its
omniscient infinity, and it fragments
into the crafty polytheistic subroutines of Haitian Voodoo.
- Erik Davis - _Techgnosis:
Myth, Magic & Mysticism In The Age Of Information_
feature film _Neuromancer_ release date ? directed by Chris
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