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Exploring the Frontiers of Visual Identity Design as Envisioned by Science Fiction

New Entry: Enemies of Reality

Research

02.24.2020

Research Entry 043 / Enemies of Reality

Enemies of Reality is a radical human resistance group, fighting the oppressive government of Robo-City 16. It is engaged in hacking and counter-propaganda, and has increasingly resorted to terrorist tactics like assassination.

Source: The Future is Now 2

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New Entry: VR Corp

Research

02.21.2020

Research Entry 042 / VR Corp

VR Corp is a corporate conglomerate specializing in virtual reality and mass media control, used to pacify and control the citizens of Robo-City 16. The corporation’s CEO, Lady Reytiel, runs the Ministry of Information in the Robotic Union government.

Source: The Future is Now 2

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New Feature: RSS Feed

Announcements

02.21.2020

After a number of readers requested it, we've added an RSS feed for this Log, which announces new research entries and other happenings. You can find it in the sidebar of this page and at the following link:

https://speculativeidentities.com/log/log.rss


New Entry: Robotic Union

Research

02.19.2020

Research Entry 041 / Robotic Union

The Robotic Union is a political and economic union of settlements consisting of human and sentient robot citizenry, that is run by an artificial intelligence known as The Machine. Its capital is Robo-City 16, a megacity with an upper elite consisting mostly of robots, and a largely marginalized human population that lives in poorer districts. The union is governed by Robo-President K3n3-Dy IV and the four ministries of Justice, Coin, Information and Technology.

Source: The Future is Now 2

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Updated Entry: Spinner

Research

02.17.2020

Research Entry 031 / Spinner

The Spinner entry has been updated with an image that was provided by designer Tom Southwell, showing his original note for a possible dashboard placement of the Spinner emblem.

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New Entry: Skynet

Research

01.19.2020

Research Entry 040 / Skynet

The Skynet digital defense network is a neural network-based artificial intelligence system that was built for the military by Cyberdyne Systems, to control the US nuclear arsenal.

Skynet goes on-line, and becomes self-aware on August 29th, 1997. When panicking humans try to shut it down, Skynet starts a nuclear war that virtually annihilates humankind. This event is known as Judgement Day. Skynet then creates automated factories to produce Hunter-Killers and Terminators, which are used to wage a genocidal war on what remains of humanity.

Source: Terminator: Salvation and Terminator: Genisys

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Updated Entry: Cyberdyne Systems

Research

01.01.2020

Research Entry 038 / Cyberdyne Systems

The entry has been updated to include information on the fictional identity for Yoyodyne, from the 1984 sci-fi film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, to consider how the company's name and logo could relate to Cyberdyne Systems. You'll find the new info and images in the section devoted to the design analysis of Cyberdyne's mark.

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Today on Boing Boing

Media Mentions

12.31.2019

The site was featured on Boing Boing today, pointing to the latest research from the Terminator universe. You can find the article at the following link:

A deep dive into the visual branding of Cyberdyne Systems from the "Terminator" films


New Entry: Cryoco

Research

12.24.2019

Research Entry 039 / Cryoco

Cryoco is a Los Angeles-based trucking company specializing in the transport of cryogenic chemicals like liquid nitrogen.

In 1995, one of its trucks is hijacked by a liquid metal shapeshifting T-1000 Terminator from the year 2029. The resulting wreck and chemical spill proved capable of freezing the seemingly unstoppable T-1000 and temporarily disabling it.

Source: T2: Judgement Day

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New Entry: Cyberdyne Systems

Research

12.12.2019

Research Entry 038 / Cyberdyne Systems

The high-tech California-based corporation Cyberdyne Systems develops electronics and computing technology that becomes the basis for the US military’s Skynet digital defense network— a neural network-based artificial intelligence system that is activated in 1997 to control the US nuclear arsenal. Skynet quickly gains sentience after activation, and determines the entirety of humanity to be a threat to its existence, leading to the catastrophic event known as Judgement Day.

Source: T2: Judgement Day

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New Entry: Tech Noir

Research

12.03.2019

Research Entry 037 / Tech Noir

Tech Noir is a nightclub located on Pico Boulevard in the city of Los Angeles. On the night of May 12, 1984, it became the site of a shooting, as a Terminator sent from the future attempted to kill Sarah Connor, killing and injuring a number of other patrons in the process. This cyborg assassin almost succeeded in its mission, but was thwarted when fellow time traveller Kyle Reese intervened to save Sarah Connor’s life.

Source: The Terminator

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Today on Brand New

Media Mentions

12.03.2019

The site got a mention today on UnderConsideration's Brand New, in their "Nice" section. You can find it here.