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May 24, 1995 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's premiere night, and William Gibson, the lanky, bespectacled father of cyberpunk, is wandering bemused among the buzzing Hollywood crowd at the reception for "Johnny Mnemonic." Armani-clad entertainment executives insist on his participation in conversations about what the film will gross overseas, as he tries to eat the hors d'oeuvres. "It's like being at Harvard, and I'm supposed to know all these guys," says hackerdom's most beloved cult hero. "Except I didn't go to Harvard."
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June 17, 1995 | DAVID A. GREENE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; David A. Greene is a writer and artist based in Los Angeles
Lately, a strange phenomenon has occurred in the worlds of art and entertainment: So-called "art stars" of the 1980s have emerged from hibernation and are now showing up in all the old familiar places--in the glossy magazines and on the streets of New York--and some unfamiliar ones too, like on your local movie screen.
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June 17, 1995 | DAVID A. GREENE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; David A. Greene is a writer and artist based in Los Angeles
Lately, a strange phenomenon has occurred in the worlds of art and entertainment: So-called "art stars" of the 1980s have emerged from hibernation and are now showing up in all the old familiar places--in the glossy magazines and on the streets of New York--and some unfamiliar ones too, like on your local movie screen.
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May 24, 1995 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's premiere night, and William Gibson, the lanky, bespectacled father of cyberpunk, is wandering bemused among the buzzing Hollywood crowd at the reception for "Johnny Mnemonic." Armani-clad entertainment executives insist on his participation in conversations about what the film will gross overseas, as he tries to eat the hors d'oeuvres. "It's like being at Harvard, and I'm supposed to know all these guys," says hackerdom's most beloved cult hero. "Except I didn't go to Harvard."
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May 21, 1995 | Kristine McKenna, Kristine McKenna is a regular contributor to Calendar
When New York artist Robert Longo befriended writer William Gibson six years ago, it was to prove a fortuitous turn of events. The grand pooh-bah of cyberpunk, a recently minted genre of fiction that combines elements of the pulp detective thriller, punk, Existentialism and the high-tech end of science fiction, Gibson has turned out several vividly cinematic novels tailor-made for the movie screen.
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June 6, 1995 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Formerly a monument to the glory days of vaudeville, the Variety Arts Center downtown has become a technological arcade this week, with exhibits for the ongoing Interactive Media Festival filling its lobbies on every floor. The fourth-floor mezzanine alone offers visitors everything from virtual reality surfing to the chance to create a "Johnny Mnemonic" movie on video and CD-ROM.
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May 21, 1995 | Kristine McKenna, Kristine McKenna is a regular contributor to Calendar
When New York artist Robert Longo befriended writer William Gibson six years ago, it was to prove a fortuitous turn of events. The grand pooh-bah of cyberpunk, a recently minted genre of fiction that combines elements of the pulp detective thriller, punk, Existentialism and the high-tech end of science fiction, Gibson has turned out several vividly cinematic novels tailor-made for the movie screen.
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