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'Smart' Phone

Connor's cell phone comes to life and accidentally breaks up his relationship with his girlfriend. It must then do everything a 'smart' phone can to get them back together. [more inside]
posted by djeec on Jul 28, 2017 - 0 comments

'The Invasion' as Anti-Fascist film

I wrote about the 2007 flop 'The Invasion' for Vice's Does It Actually Suck? And read it as a newly relevant parable about fascism from outer space.
posted by The Whelk on May 15, 2017 - 1 comment

Nebula One, a cartoon set in space

I've created a fun and hopefully good-looking new animated series set in space. There are three short episodes, and they're all in one video. Later episodes — assuming I'll have the time and inclination to keep going — will reveal that the mission for these astronauts is establishing a sports franchise in space, for television. But for now, dodging space rocks and worrying about avatars takes up most of their time. Enjoy! [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Mar 1, 2017 - 2 comments

The Beauty of Poison

A rather strange romance, in mobile-optimized webcomic form.
posted by Cosmo7 on Dec 11, 2016 - 0 comments

Decrypting Rita

I spent four and a half years drawing a comic about a robot lady dragged out of reality by her ex-boyfriend. It's done now. You can finally find out if she managed to get herself back together and stop that hive-mind from taking over the planet. Somehow I managed to get some amazing blurbs for it somewhere along the way... [more inside]
posted by egypturnash on Jul 9, 2016 - 1 comment

If You Are Reading This…

Metroid Baby, EndsOfInvention, and I have put together @contingencymsgs, a Twitter bot that alerts you about various fictional emergency situations.
posted by ignignokt on Nov 30, 2015 - 5 comments

Haphead, A cyberpunk webseries about a girl who's literally empowered by videogames.

In 2025, games are so immersive that teenagers learn skills just by playing. After she enables the haptics, Maxine's favourite rabbit-ninja fighting game gets a whole lot more punishing, with the new tech beating skills into her muscle memory. Which is good: she needs to level up quick once her employer discovers her on-the-job theft... [more inside]
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 on Jan 25, 2015 - 3 comments

Haphead

Ten years from now, video games are so immersive that gamers learn lethal skills just by playing. They’re called hapheads. [more inside]
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 on Mar 3, 2014 - 2 comments

Ghosts With Shit Jobs

In the future, jobs still suck - but in whole new ways. By 2040, the economy has flipped and North Americans are a cheap labour pool for wealthy Asian markets. A Chinese documentary show focuses on the "ghosts" (Cantonese slang for white people) unlucky enough to have been born into the slums of Toronto in a special report that translates as "Ghosts With Shit Jobs." [more inside]
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 on Apr 19, 2012 - 3 comments

The Journal of Dystopics

A look at a dystopian future as presented entirely through primary sources. Make money on the orphan exchange! See the wonder-fish! Get married to a corporation! Consume canned beets! [more inside]
posted by Garm on Mar 22, 2012 - 0 comments

Decrypting Rita

Is she a robot? A cyborg? An upload? That doesn't matter. What matters is that she's sleek and fast and elegant. Or maybe what matters is the human woman who shares her name and some curious parallels to her life. [more inside]
posted by egypturnash on Jul 16, 2011 - 2 comments

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