sf affecting rl
There is a thread at ↑williamgibsonboard collecting ↑links to images, sounds, or texts related to or evocative of William Gibson’s work. ↑RUR posted the above picture, accompanied by a snippet from an interview ↑Lance Loud (1951-2001) made with ↑Gibson because of “Blade Runner”‘s tenth anniversary [published in “Details” magazine, issue from October 1992]:
What Gibson describes in the quote’s latter part exactly hints towards what I mean by interlocked feedbackloops, mutual influence and fertilization, the influence of cyberpunk artefacts on the shaping of technology and cyberculture and vice versa (↵bombenkrater fusion, ↵anthropology’s shades, ↵lo tek nexus). A hermeneutic circle of interpretation, the temporary results of which do not remain within the realm of thoughts and ideas, but manifest themselves in the empirical world in the form of artefacts and sociocultural practices to be thrown into the mill again. “Feedback” being a central concept within ↵cybernetics of course is purely accidental …
Just as a sidenote to the quote’s first part, in the documentary ↑“On the edge of ‘Blade Runner'” (Abbott 2000) it is related that, when ↑Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was shown footage of the movie, he flabbergastedly said: “How can that be?” and explained that the visuals he just saw exactly matched the visions he had in front of his mind’s eye.