doctorow at May 22nd, 2014 09:00 — #1
crashproof at May 22nd, 2014 11:08 — #2
That is possibly the most glorious thing I have ever seen made out of little plastic bits.
jorpho at May 22nd, 2014 11:34 — #3
It draws mostly from Ghost in the Shell, methinks. (Not that there's anything remotely wrong with that, but whoever did the writeup seems unfamiliar with it.)
boundegar at May 22nd, 2014 12:25 — #4
Complete with neon signs in Hiragana, because in the future of 1985, Japan will rule the world.
cynical at May 22nd, 2014 13:19 — #5
The topmost sign says "肉", meaning "meat", while the bottom one says "女の子", meaning "girls". I like the whole thing but I think that's my favourite thing about it.
malarkey at May 22nd, 2014 14:39 — #6
Reminds me of Bladerunner or one of William Gibson's novels...
jambeeno at May 22nd, 2014 18:23 — #7
They've cited Blade Runner and Akira as well as Kowloon Walled City, but not GitS afaik. Although you're quite right that some GitS locales (also those in SAC) were cyberpunky run-down bricolage type places.
I don't get the "Burning Man" vibe from this at all, incidentally.
jhbadger at May 23rd, 2014 00:45 — #8
Yeah, "Ghost in the Shell" came out well after the cyberpunk "look" was established by things like "Blade Runner" -- there wasn't much original about it. I think the "Burning Man" reference is just because it is using EL Wire, which is popular there. Although obviously in this case it is supposed to represent neon signs.
doctorow at May 27th, 2014 09:00 — #9
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