William Gibson & The Cyberpunk Influence

Excellent Backpage Magazine profile of William Gibson and his influence on music, film, tech and culture.

From the underground noise rock of Sonic Youth to the mainstream films of Nolan and Fincher, Gibson’s innovatory cyberpunk has become perhaps the key lens through which we view, understand, and criticize contemporary politics and technological forms of control. It’s not science fiction but the new realism.

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