Here’s what The Hundreds had to say about Mad Dog Jones:
We’ve stared into the glow of the future for generations. In movies, art, and music, visions of what may come have been fed to us since childhood, before we could even comprehend the notion of time. A lot of those concepts have come true, whether it be a double-life lived in the virtual matrix, big brother constantly peering over our shoulder, or machines that learn on their own. These ideas were accepted long before they came to be a part of everyday life.
The cyberpunk concept of inequality, where grime lives up close and personal with the technology of the gods, is increasingly the way of the world. Ubiquitous and blinding LEDs cast stark shadows on the squalor around them; greasy ATMs that threaten to scam your card glow on every street corner; and new chemical drugs bought online can be copped at the deli. It’s not just a theme of struggle with inequality and crime, but with the power of technology itself and the danger that lurks so closely beneath its promise. Oppressive governments monitor their citizens with unrivaled access and hacked corporate data on entire populations is sold on the black market. As an artist, reproducing these things isn’t simply self-referential of a genre, it’s a reflection of reality.
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