This collection archives manifestos that are either formative or descriptive of cyberpunk culture.


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A Cyberpunk Manifesto, by @transceiverfreq, 2011

The author of "A Cyberpunk Manifesto" builds on the cyberpunk ethos, claiming that information wants to be free and that we are inseparable from technology. Cyberpunk, Open Access

Cyberpunk Manifesto, by orgullo

orgullo's "Cyberpunk Manifesto" is a visual articulation of cyberpunk philosophy and ethics.

A New Cyberpunk Manifesto: A Rhapsodist Editorial, by Alex Willging, 2012

Alex Willging's "A New Cyberpunk Manifesto: A Rhapsodist Editorial" outlines the present conditions from which new cyberpunk literature is written. Willging argues that new cyberpunk literature must account for the dissolution of digital privacy altogether, as well as the relation of negative affect to the production of everyday life. Literature, Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk Manifesto, by d. Pretorius, 2011

d. Pretorius's "Cyberpunk Manifesto" is a visual remix of Christian A. Kirtchev's 1997 "Cyberpunk Manifesto." As d. Pretorius writes: "The film itself is [a] manifesto about some of the cyberpunk principals I find most relevant for society today."

Mondo 2000 Manifesto, 1989

The authors of the "Mondo 2000 Manifesto" outline the ethos of Mondo 2000 magazine--a publication dedicated to documenting and sharing the development of digital culture. Published throughout the 1990's, Mondo 2000 helped develop the now prevalent cyberpunk subculture. Mondo 2000, Digital Culture

Notes Toward a Postcyberpunk Manifesto, by Lawrence Person, 1999

In his "Notes Toward a Postcyberpunk Manifesto," Lawrence Person offers a genealogy of cyberpunk literature and culture. Further, Person describes the literary and ideological differences between cyberpunk and postcyberpunk, marking a new evolution in the culture's genealogy. Postcyberpunk, Cyberpunk

Solarpunk: Towards a Manifesto, by Adam Flynn, 2014

Adam Flynn's "Solarpunk: Towards a Manifesto" foments resistance to the 'tyrannies of the present' at the level of infrastructure. Solarpunk functions as a new 'punk' ethos, one that is, on its own account, more affirmative than cyberpunk, and one that is more progressive than steampunk. Solar Punk

Cyberpunk Manifesto, by Gareth Branwyn, 1991

Gareth Branwyn's "Cyberpunk Manifesto" is one of the earliest of its kind. It describes a world in which individual computer users wield a novel power rooted in open source and open access movements. Cyberpunk, Transhumanism, Open Access

A Cypherpunk's Manifesto, by Eric Hughes, 1993

In his "Cypherpunk's Manifesto," Eric Hughes outlines arguments for anonymity and privacy online. He also advocates for the proliferation of cryptographic practices. Hacking, cyberpunk, cypherpunk

A Cyberpunk Manifesto, by Christian As. Kirtchev, Trans. Illian Botonov Malchev, 1997

In his "A Cyberpunk Manifesto," Christian As. Kirtchev simultaneously describes the cyberpunk subculture and offers an expression of its values. In developing a cyberpunk ethos, Kirtchev argues for open access, cryptography, and generalized anonymity on the Internet at a time when these concepts were just emerging as pertinent social concerns. cyberpunk, Hacking

Cyber Dada Manifesto, by The Cyberpunk Project, 2003

In what is perhaps a cultural bridge between hacking culture and media archaeology, the "Cyber Dada Manifesto" provokes its readers to fully integrate all forms of technology into their everyday life, bodies, and minds. Technology is understood here as the impetus for the creation of new cultures as well as the path to new forms of cultural hegemony. Cyberpunk, Hacking