Highlight, ultra cool find: Dominic Elvin – artist & designer – source pod for cyberpunks anywhere out of time.
So a friend of mine posts a video on my Facebook page about an artlab collaborative called Futur Fusion. I click play and like what I see. And what I see is an easy glide into the realm of Cyberpunk. Easy because these folk have crafted the carbo-plastic, mylar-mesh and hydrogel components of science fiction’s closest cousin, and brought them into a living, functional existence, today. It’s literally a case of fiction shaping reality. Okay, so we haven’t quite got to the point of cosmetic bioware and cybernetic implants, just yet, but medical science is currently reverting skin cells into the remarkable polymorphic stem-cell, regenerating organs inside the host body, repairing damaged nervous tissues; and as for cybernetics, militaryhospitals are leading the way alongside a raft of university projects. But the culture of Cyberpunk is certainly bedding ever deeper into the strata of Jo Public’s awareness; Lady Gaga being case-in-point.
Out of the video pops this chap:
Dig a little deeper and you find he’s crafting some incredible pieces of work that are not only functional – they’re affordable. Increasing their reach into the popular market and so reinforcing the penetration of Cyberpunk, as a meme, into society.
I started browsing his website with my jaw hanging ajar, and then checked out his shop on Etsy and got this flutter of excitement. One cool and talented dude.
So I want to share a few images I’ve found on his site and links to where you can browse his work and buy items the man has made.
Cyberpunk creations available on Etsy
All Tomorrow’s Parties – Cyberpunk people
Futur Fusion Launch Party 14th June 2011
That’s it. Hope you enjoy!
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