‘Cybernetic Culture Research Unit’ was a name on a door in the philosophy department of Warwick University, UK during the late 90s. It was a rogue unit, blurring the borders between traditional scholarship, cyberpunk sci-fi and music journalism. Its frenzied interdisciplinary activity, including the Virtual Futures and Virotechnology conferences and the journal Abstract Culture, disturbed Warwick's Philosophy Department, resulting in the termination of the unit.