Tuesday, 21 April 2009

"If you take away the skywriting aeroplanes and the hunchbacks -Then there's nothing left" - out of context quote by JGB

Ballard has passed through this world and has left in his wake a lot of uninteresting, bland journalism concerning his life and work. Of everything I read, I liked this article a lot. One of the many points in this article that raised my left eyebrow was the decline of science fiction; how it was quite reasonable for such a genre to emerge during a period of rapid, fantastical progress. Global travel, space travel, the mass production of cars etc, the future seemed more limitless. However our own "contemporary future" is one of dwindling resources, over population, climate beyond control. In fact, much more like the dystopian future portended by Ballard himself.

Found on facebook. I don't know.

Monday, 20 April 2009