- ‘Attack The Block’s Joe Cornish Lands ‘Snow Crash’ At Paramount: Joe Cornish, who has been offered a ton of projects since his alien invasion breakthrough film Attack The Block, has been set to write and direct the Neal Stephenson novel Snow Crash.
- Meditate On Bass Weight: Why Sunn O))) Are A Dance Act: The mighty Sunn O))) returned to London this week for a scorching show at Koko. Angus Finlayson was there, and felt striking parallels with the physically overwhelming rituals of dance music and sound system culture.
- It Evolved Into Birds: Ten Science-Fictional Thinkers On the Past and Future of Cyberpunk: “Yesterday I asked myself about the fate of cyberpunk; for today, I put the question to ten science-fictional thinkers, including a coterie of the genre’s parents: What happened to cyberpunk?” Replies: William Gibson, Rudy Rucker, Charlie Stross, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Pat Cadigan, John Shirley, Douglas Rushkoff, Neal Stephenson, Cory Doctorow, Bruce Bethke, Jack Womack.
- John Carmack is making a virtual reality headset, $500 kits available soon, video interview inside: Part one shows the first glimpse of the duct-tape-and-belt prototype, covers the latency of the human brain, and how making “an 8 year old PC game is still demanding on consoles”.