What makes something Cyberpunk? | The Ludonaut’s Journey

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What makes something Cyberpunk? | The Ludonaut’s Journey

Cyberpunk has always been hard to create and define.
I made a video to help!

Links to interesting stuff seen in the video:

Nerdwriter’s video on Ghost in the Shell:

Lessons from the Screenplay’s video on Blade Runner:

Matt Draper’s video on Blade Runner:

MrBTongue’s video on cyberpunk:

Article by Ursula Le Guin on the downsides of extrapolation:

Blogposts by Shaun Duke on how cyberpunk is not an aesthetic/visual medium:

Interview with William Gibson:

A dissertation on Blade Runner with some very profound insights, where I found the Theodor Adorno quote:

Street Samurai #1 artist:

Street Samurai #2 artist:

Deus Ex Mankind Divided Steam page:

Footage attributions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uMNtOQOaLU – Ghost in the shell English trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqlJ0Mcx6zk – Westworld tribute to ghost in the shell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB-ik-Bpl0c – Ghost in the Shell – Ghost City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JB8EKEUbn8 – Bogart clips Big Sleep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-K49CUaeto – Big Sleep 1974 trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP8Sj-wxq3c – Neo matrix hacking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqWwHI604n4 – GITS, Rooftop drop scene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u77XdL8_B4 – Making of a cyborg, GITS opening scene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYNnPx8fZBs – Hacking the gibson cyberspace scene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpj0emEGShQ – Mycotoxin how a virus attacks your bloodstream NPR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYnBgKsIu88 – Magnemite evolution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epwer3w96ew – Human evolution flipbook Jurian Moller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gIIega50To – Motherboard living with prosthetics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFaXSNiEHYM – Mr Robot walking compilation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKiAnxjM8Nc – Normal life Mr robot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu2hyqDVOhA – Shadowrun trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pupdeq1MoVw – The Last Night trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNfxPYspxkI – Hengsha cutscene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvK4l-nvWwI – Observer trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMyQlnnxXuk – Remember Me trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rls_Pg5WPxs – Cabinet of dr caligari trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plF3wI9klDE&app=desktop – Futurama in real life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHel0LwRFlA – Shibuya timelapse

Music (in order of appearance)

1) Rain – Blade Runner 2049 OST
2) Proximity – At a Loss for Words, F0
3) A Thousand Worlds Behind – Shumatsu No Tani, Nibana
4) Surveillance – At a Loss for Words, F0
5) Thoughtful – Music for Podcasts 2, Lee Rosevere

NOTE: I do not monetize these videos and do not intend to do so for the foreseeable future.
These videos are not intended as copyright infringement and are created for the purpose of criticism and hence are (hopefully) protected by Fair Use.

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