23 Aug 12
In the tutorial this week we were asked to come up with a Timeline of, what we think are, five key moments in the history of Cyberpunk. The timeline below shows both the graphic and text versions.
|Event Date:||Event Title:||Event Description:|
|01/10/1927||"Metropolis" is released.||
Fritz Lang’s "Metropolis" is considered to be the very
first "cyberpunk" film.
Reference: Metropolis (1927) - IMDb. (n.d.). IMDb - Movies, TV and Celebrities. Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017136/
|06/23/1968||"Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" By Philip K. Dick is published.||
"Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" is a classic in
sci-fi literature and was the inspiration to the 1982 film
"Blade Runner". Reference: Philip K. Dick - Do Androids
Dream of Electric Sheep? (n.d.). Philip K. Dick - Science
Fiction Author - Official Site. Retrieved from
|06/25/1982||"Blade Runner" is released.||
Ridley Scott's "Blade Runnner" is considered to be one of
the most influential films in the history of Cyberpunk. The
film is based off of Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids
Dream of Electric Sheep?".
Reference: Blade Runner (1982) - IMDb. (n.d.). IMDb - Movies, TV and Celebrities. Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/
|07/07/1982||The book "Burning Chrome" by William Gibson is published.||
"Burning Chrome" is a novel which consists of multiple
short stories all based around the themes and ideas of
"Cyberpunk". Gibson actually refers to the term
"Cyberspace" for the first time In "Burning Chrome".
Reference: Burning Chrome by William Gibson. (n.d.). The Cyberpunk Project. Retrieved from http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/burningchrome.html
|04/08/1999||The film, "The Matrix" is released.||
"The Matrix" was almost immediately a pop cult classic upon
it's release in 1999.
Reference: The Matrix (1999) - IMDb. (n.d.). IMDb - Movies, TV and Celebrities. Retrieved from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/
In my research I noticed that the biggest time of growth for Cyberpunk was from the years 1982 to 2003.