Eyewear has always been a big part of the cyberpunk aesthetic. This goes all the way back to the founding members (Gibson, Sterling, Shirley, Rucker, Cadigan, Bear, etc) of the cyberpunk genre, dubbed The Mirrorshades Group, because of their frequent use of mirrorshade sunglasses within their fiction as a kind of Easter egg/gang sign.
And then, of course, there are the embedded mirrorshade lenses of Molly Millions in Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy. Mirrorshade are perfectly symbolic of the dehumanism and and rebellious distance of the cyberpunk aesthetic. Glasses become a kind of anonymity and armor.
Just in time for some cyberpunk Halloween cosplay, here are several kinds of futuristic shades.
In this video, Jessica from GeekGirls Review looks at a pair of edge-lit LED glasses that create a cool heads-up display look on the cheap.
On Boing Boing, Rob posted about a piece of face jewelry by glasses maker Mykita. Easy to replicate if you like this look (and don’t have a spare $255 to burn).
Rob also mentions the very classic Johnny Mnemonic cyberpunks shades, only $12 bones on Amazon.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.