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Cybervision on display, unknown issue
Format Print
Editor Kid Thalidomide (Eric Generic) and Saint Vitus
Publisher Kid Thalidomide (Eric Generic) and Saint Vitus
Origin St. Paul, MN, USA
Language English
Frequency ?
Active 1990s
Topics Cyberpunk, Hacking
Number of Issues 5+
Follows NA
Precedes NA
Associated Publications NA
Website NA

Cybervision was a cyberpunk zine published by Kid Thalidomide (Eric Generic) and Saint Vitus.

It was published in St. Paul, Minnesota in the early 1990s. Unlike other "cyberpunk" zines, Cybervision was firmly rooted in both the hacker community and the punk subculture.

Arriving just prior to the advent of the World Wide Web, Cybervision set out to create its own unique subculture, combining interviews with luminaries like cartoonist Tom Tomorrow and cyberpunk author William Gibson (Genre Plat) with instructions for making spiked wrist bands out of bicycle inner tubes and embedding razorblades in mohawks to prevent an attacker from grabbing them in a fight. Peppered with Dadaist aesthetics and Situationist language, many articles walked a fine line between techno-anarchist propaganda and tongue-in-cheek parody of the media's extremist portrayals of the punk and emerging hacker subcultures. This reached its apex in a local alt-weekly's cover story on Eric Generic and St. Vitus.

Eric Generic went on to co-publish a one-shot punk zine called Garageland with Spike Mayonnaise, and featured contributor Felix von Havoc, Profane Existence columnist.

There were at least 5 issues.


Issue User Link Notes
Issue 01
Issue 02
Issue 03
Issue 04
Issue 05

External Links

Cybervision in zine exhibit