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Bruce Sterling (1954 - )

Related: The dead media project (1997 - ) - science fiction literature - cyberpunk - American literature


Michael Bruce Sterling (born April 14, 1954) is an American science fiction author, best known for his novels and his seminal work on the Mirrorshades anthology, which defined the cyberpunk genre. In 2003 he was appointed Professor at the European Graduate School where he is teaching Summer Intensive Courses on media and design. In 2005, he became "visionary in residence" at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

As of January 2006, he was living in Belgrade with his second wife, Serbian author and film-maker Jasmina Tesanovic. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Sterling [Jul 2006]

The counterculture of the '60's

...The counterculture of the '60's was rural, romanticized, anti-science, anti-tech. But there was always a lurking contradiction at its heart, symbolised by the electric guitar. Rock technology was the thin edge of the wedge. As the years have passed, rock-tech has grown ever more accomplished, expanding into hi-tech recording, satellite video, and computer graphics. Slowly it is turning rebel pop-culture inside-out, until the artists at pop's cutting edge are now, quite often, cutting edge technicians in the bargain. They are special effects wizards, mixmasters, tape-effects-techs, graphics hackers, emerging through new media to dazzle society with head-trip extravaganzas like FX cinema and the global Live Aid benefit. The contradiction has become an integration..." taken from Mirrorshades - Cyberpunk anthology, written by Bruce Sterling.

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