doctorow — 2014-05-22T09:00:44-04:00 — #1
crashproof — 2014-05-22T11:08:39-04:00 — #2
That is possibly the most glorious thing I have ever seen made out of little plastic bits.
jorpho — 2014-05-22T11:34:21-04:00 — #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 — 2014-05-22T12:25:13-04:00 — #4
Complete with neon signs in Hiragana, because in the future of 1985, Japan will rule the world.
cynical — 2014-05-22T13:19:48-04:00 — #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 — 2014-05-22T14:39:19-04:00 — #6
Reminds me of Bladerunner or one of William Gibson's novels...
jambeeno — 2014-05-22T18:23:33-04:00 — #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 — 2014-05-23T00:45:31-04:00 — #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 — 2014-05-27T09:00:44-04:00 — #9
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