Cyberpunk Cities Fetishize Asian Culture But Have No Asians - Motherboard


27 bookmarks. First posted by cobralibre october 2017.


The grimy, glitched-out world we saw in Blade Runner is back and beautifully remastered. As the title conveys, Blade Runner 2049 picks up decades after the original film—a sort of post-post-apocalypse, more vividly, and terrifyingly imagined than 1980s cinematography could ever allow. via Pocket
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october 2017 by Pheelmore
Sarah Emerson: "Together, Blade Runner and 2049 represent the best of cyberpunk film. But imagine how much better, richer they could've been with a cast that looked the way the real world does, now and in the future."
science_fiction  race  media_commentary 
october 2017 by jbushnell
The neon kanji billboards. Neander Wallace's yukata, and Joi's cheongsam. The busy Chinatown. The interactive wall of anime apps. K's rice-filled bento box. The dual Japanese-English text on everything. All signs that point to a vibrant, multicultural city, but somehow devoid of non-white characters.

"Since the late 1970s, a key idea in Western science fiction has been that Japan represents the future. Japan's 'weird' culture is a figure for an incomprehensible tomorrow," wrote Annalee Newitz about our fetishization of Japan's idiosyncrasies.
scifi  asia  ethnic  american  culture  movie  opinion 
october 2017 by aries1988
RT : Another thing that was glaring about the sequel. The first movie had two recognizably Asian characters. 2049: None.
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october 2017 by gaelicWizard
The grimy, glitched-out world we saw in Blade Runner is back and beautifully remastered. As the title conveys, Blade Runner 2049 picks up decades after the…
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october 2017 by AramZS
Cyberpunk Cities Fetishize Asian Culture But Have No Asians
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october 2017 by jackysee
RT : Some sci-fi movies envision a future America that's almost entirely white. Where do all the rest of the people go?
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october 2017 by kohlmannj
Shot: “Cyberpunk Cities Fetishize Asian Culture But Have No Asians”
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october 2017 by mikerugnetta
my headcanon: most asians savvy enough to GTFO[ffworld]

bonus headcanon: BR prequel not to 'Alien', but 'Firefly'
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october 2017 by gojomo
Favorite tweet:

"If Asians shaped this cyberpunk future, where are they?" https://t.co/AXFZRfpOPH

— Feminist Frequency (@femfreq) October 11, 2017
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october 2017 by p3k
RT : i wrote about the overwhelming Asianness of cyberpunk films like Blade Runner
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october 2017 by rtanglao
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october 2017 by LibrariesVal
Like the original, 2049 uses Asianness as a visual cue for the future. You might have missed it, since the film wholly lacks Asian characters. Save for Dave Bautista, who is part-Filipino and played the Replicant Sapper (spoiler: he is promptly killed off), there are zero. I've seen it twice now, and spotted one or two others in passing; none with speaking roles.
movies  interesting-things 
october 2017 by cipherpolice
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october 2017 by Nomad93
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october 2017 by kerim
The grimy, glitched-out world we saw in Blade Runner is back and beautifully remastered. As the title conveys, Blade Runner 2049 picks up decades after the…
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october 2017 by hutsonh
RT : Cyberpunk Cities Fetishize Asian Culture But Have No Asians
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october 2017 by nobuyuki
Like the original, 2049 uses Asianness as a visual cue for the future. You might have missed it, since the film wholly lacks Asian characters.
diversity  film  cyberpunk  orientalism  science-fiction  asian-americans  asian  blade-runner 
october 2017 by tarakc02
The grimy, glitched-out world we saw in Blade Runner is back and beautifully remastered. As the title conveys, Blade Runner 2049 picks up decades after the original film—a sort of post-post-apocalypse, more vividly, and terrifyingly imagined than 1980s cinematography could ever allow. via Pocket
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october 2017 by tayhatmaker
The grimy, glitched-out world we saw in Blade Runner is back and beautifully remastered. As the title conveys, Blade Runner 2049 picks up decades after the…
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october 2017 by yudha87
Cyberpunk Chinatowns have become a meme in science fiction ... so where are the Asian people?
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october 2017 by lurrel
i wrote about the overwhelming Asianness of cyberpunk films like Blade Runner
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october 2017 by cobralibre