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A future less dour

Neal Stephenson's novels have been called everything from science fiction to postcyberpunk.
Looking Ahead
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 25, 2012
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A study in anarchy

Named after a family of birds that is markedly playful and diverse, Corvid is a benevolent underground anarchist institute fostering eclectic inter-disciplinary thought.
With no campus, accreditation, or heirarchy, Corvid College thrives underground
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 29, 2011

Review: William Gibson's Zero History

It’s been more than 10 years since he’s set a book anywhere but the present. Regardless, cyberpunk visionary William Gibson’s new novel still occupies top spots in multiple science-fiction rankings this week.
Fashionista: Gibson in the present tense
By JOHN BOWKER  |  September 17, 2010

Barbie Gets Geekier: Computer Science + Cyberpunk

Mattel's plastic princess has quite the well-rounded resume: Barbie has piloted a plane, run for President, and explored Space. In 2010, she'll try her hand...
By Maddy Myers  |  February 16, 2010
PODCAST: Cory Doctorow talks Makers, 3-D printers, and Disney at Harvard Book Store [MP3]

PODCAST: Cory Doctorow talks Makers, 3-D printers, and Disney at Harvard Book Store [MP3]

Cory Doctorow opens his mouth, and nerdgasms fall out: at any given moment, he's liable to be spouting off about feral robot dogs, space domes...
By Shaula Clark  |  November 18, 2009

Steam dream

The All-in-One Victorian PC is the perfect little black dress of computer modifications.
Steampunk bursts through its subculture roots to challenge our musical, fashion, design, and even political sensibilities
By SHARON STEEL  |  May 14, 2008