J.G. Ballard Archive

Yearning for Space

It was my pleasure and an honor to have been interviewed by James Romberger for the Hooded Utilitarian. I already wrote that his work was very important to me in my formative years. Getting the chance to publish his new work and getting to know him has been a blast! Here’s a little excerpt where

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Delirious Dubai

A friend of mine alerted me to an interesting article in the New York Times on the trouble in Dubai. Dubai, one of Mike Davis’ Neoliberal Evil Paradises, has been enjoying an economic boom over the last several years. A corollary to Dubai’s financial power has been an unprecedented building boom. Dubai wasn’t building

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Enigmatic Engineering – Yuichi Yokoyama’s Visionary Architecture – Part 1

The most interesting comic-book of this years SPX was easily Yuichi Yokoyama’s New Engineering. I’ve been obsessing about Yokoyama’s work since I first saw random pages from his books posted online. Now that I actually got my hands New Engineering I’ve been concocting all kinds of strategies for reading and understanding this work. I decided to string

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Random Quotations

Click on panels and drawings for relevant links. Transcription for clarity: "Power operates most effectively not by persuading the conscious mind, but by deliminating in advance what is possible to experience." – CCRU "Kapital really is a planet-wide artificial intelligence, feeding matrix-style, on the energy of human slaves." – K-Punk "The opposite of real

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