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'''Cybervision''' was a cyberpunk
[[zine ]] published by [[Kid Thalidomide ]] ([[Eric Generic]]) and Saint Vitus (Dan Raasch). Unlike other "cyberpunk" zines, Cybervision was firmly rooted in both the hacker community and the [[punk]] subculture. Early issues featured vegan hair care tips, DIY body armor, and articles on '''Phone Phreaking'''. It was published in St. Paul, Minnesota, and lasted from approximately 1991-1994. |+|
'''Cybervision''' was a cyberpunk zine published by Kid Thalidomide ([[Eric Generic]]) and Saint Vitus]].
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|−|'''Cybervision''' achieved worldwide infamy after being featured on the front cover of ''City Pages''. In a 2000 interview, Saint Vitus describes seeing his photo on the sides of city buses. Saint Vitus's " Cyberpunk Manifesto" was later reprinted in ''Wired Magazine'', a Seattle weekly, a sociological textbook on "deviant" behavior, and was even translated into French. |+|
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|−|In the wake of the '' City Pages'' cover story, the hacker community accused the editors of Cybervision of betraying their secrets, and the FBI (literally) came knocking on their door. |+|
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|−|According to '''Cybervision #3''', a '''Hollywood studio''' acquired the rights to their story (including rights to the names "Saint Vitus" and "Kid Thalidomide"), without their permission. |+|
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|−|The editors of '''Cybervision''' were both experienced [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phreaking Phone Phreakers]] (a subculture that exploits vulnerabilities in the telecommunications system). They had previously placed collect calls to the White House. | |
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|−|Arriving just prior to the advent of the World Wide Web, '''Cybervision''' set out to create its own subculture. Issue 2 featured interviews with cartoonist Tom Tomorrow and cyberpunk author William Gibson; hacking tips by Earwig Impetigo; instructions for making spiked wrist bands out of bicycle inner tubes; and Kid Thalidomide's advice on how to defend yourself against attacks by Nazi skinheads -by embedding razorblades in your mohawk, and slashing your head from side-to-side (the author had recently been assaulted by skinheads, who tried to shave off his hair). |+|
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|−|Cybervision also reprinted scripts from the short-lived TV series [[ http: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_%28TV_series%29#American-produced_series Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future]] . |+|
|−|In 1993, '''Eric Generic''' published a [[ one-shot]] punk zine called [[Garageland]], together with [[Profane Existence]] columnist [[Felix von Havoc]]. |+|
|−|In the mid-1990's, the editors of '''Cybervision''' launched a pirate radio station, called '''2000 Flushes Pirate Radio'''. |+|
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Latest revision as of 19:53, 2 October 2011
Cybervision was a cyberpunk zine published by Kid Thalidomide (Eric Generic) and Saint Vitus.
It was published in St. Paul, Minnesota in the early 1990s. Unlike other "cyberpunk" zines, Cybervision was firmly rooted in both the hacker community and the punk subculture.
Arriving just prior to the advent of the World Wide Web, Cybervision set out to create its own unique subculture, combining interviews with luminaries like cartoonist Tom Tomorrow and cyberpunk author William Gibson (Genre Plat) with instructions for making spiked wrist bands out of bicycle inner tubes and embedding razorblades in mohawks to prevent an attacker from grabbing them in a fight. Peppered with Dadaist aesthetics and Situationist language, many articles walked a fine line between techno-anarchist propaganda and tongue-in-cheek parody of the media's extremist portrayals of the punk and emerging hacker subcultures. This reached its apex in a local alt-weekly's cover story on Eric Generic and St. Vitus.
Eric Generic went on to co-publish a one-shot punk zine called Garageland with Spike Mayonnaise, and featured contributor Felix von Havoc, Profane Existence columnist.