Jack into All New Gen, the ball-busting computer simulation by radical femme performance outfit VNS Matrix, and suddenly the future looks female. Deliberately reversing the stereotypes built into most vidgame scenarios, All New Gen is modelled on a sex-based interactive fantasy in which the DNA Sluts are the heroines. Big Daddy Mainframe is the bad guy and Circuit Boy is a hot piece of cyber-totty along for the ride. “Circuit Boy has become something of a pin-up back home in Adelaide,” says Julianne Pierce, one of the four founding members of VNS Matrix. “That might have something to do with the fact that he has a permanent erection.” Or it might have something to do with the fact that he is symbolically castrated at the end of the game.
- Magazine Article
- The Future is Fe/Male
- i-D, Terry Jones, Avril Maira (eds.), pp. 84–87, Issue 136, The Future Issue, January 1995, English
- The Future is Fe/Male, Steve Beard. i-D Magazine, The Future Issue No. 136, January 1995 [pdf 2.64MB]
- i-D Magazine, The Future Issue No. 136, January 1995, cover [jpeg 527.68KB]