3/1/2k18 Stephan Zlotescu Spotlight: Pure Cyberpunk
I discovered Mr. Zlotescu on his YouTube channel, H1 a few years back when I was hosting the show live. I was looking for examples of Cyber Punk visions and I stumbled his brilliant piece about a dark and gloomy society (much like this one) holds currency in human spare parts and augmentation. One guy named Kay (played by Zlotescu) is on the lamb after stealing a valued prototype from the authorizes.
Armed with a master’s degree in computer graphics, Stephen Zlotescu roamed Tailand
But what really blew my CPU was the idea that your conscious being could be uploaded and saved for another body…like any other program.
The idea of transferring an individual’s mind and memories isn’t new. Virtuosity put a serial killer’s psyche into a cube, transferring Russel Crowe from a virtual murderer into a real one. Surrogates gave us our own AI complete with our eyes, ears and minds, functioning fully as we slept somewhere miles away.
As a visionary and a pioneer of cyberpunk cinema Stephan Zlotescu has given us a valued blueprint for “transferable consciousness”, which keeps showing up in more an more movies.
In any case, as our technology grows more an more intuitive, it appears only the wealthy are able to buy the goods that prolongs life, the body parts and the medicines to fend off disease.
Some good interviews and background on Stephan Zlotescu:
My Dark Apron Review of True Skin on Empty Kingdom
Short of the Week: New Film Maker: Stephan Zlotescu
2015 – ‘Bangkok Post’ Q&A with SVA Alumnus Stephan Zlotescu
blackpills Doubles Down on Edgy Content in New Partnership with Stephan Zlotescu
Those of you who have followed my adventures, words, images and now video productions, know that I favor genres featuring somewhat dark, Gothic and insane backdrops. This classification would also include: Cyber Goth ( Today cyber goths tend to wear primarily black clothing with hints of neon colors, as well as clothing made of reflective materials and PVC, and huge platform boots. Their hair extensions or falls often incorporate a bright color and multiple piercings are typical. Goggles are often worn. Some cyber goths also wear gas masks or (in what appears to be a kind of medical fetish) shiny PVC doctors’ masks) and Cyber Punk ( a subgenre of science fiction in a futuristic setting that tends to focus on “a combination of low life and high tech“ featuring advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics, juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.).
Having given you these definitions, you will have a better understanding of my work as well as Cyberpunk visionary, Stephan Zlotescu.
I haven’t written here in a while and of course the new Kitty McVixon project (which really isn’t new at all) has kept me and both computers…rendering our asses off, even as I find time to keep my sparse fan base informed of my existence.
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