Tonight in LA: Bruce Sterling and Simon Reynolds

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Tonight, science-fiction author and Wired blogger Bruce Sterling will sit down to talk cyberpunk, post-punk and pop culture moving into the future with music writer Simon Reynolds, author of ‘Energy Flash’ and ‘Bring the Noise.’ The event, which is free, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Pasadena.

Sterling, who holds the awesome title ‘Visionary in Residence’ at Art Center College of Design, writes about what the audience can expect:

Retromania. Atemporality. Anachronesis. Hyperstasis. Gothic High-Tech. Favela Chic. The Hipster International. The Rock Curator. Steampunk. Network Society. Collective Intelligence. Revival Cults. Techno Sampladelica. Time-Warp Tribes. Frankenstein Mash-Ups. Piracy. Dead Media. Hauntology. The Shock of the Old: Past, Present and Future in the First Decade of the Twenty-first Century.... The evening’s goal: to confront the implications of Simon’s latest book, “Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past.”

The event will be at Art Center College of Design, Hillside Campus in the Los Angeles Times Media Center, 1700 Lida Street in Pasadena.


-- Carolyn Kellogg