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Big brother is watching

I seem to have added Big Brother to the website. It’s a widget that tracks readers via geolocation. It’s interesting and quicker than checking the logs of the web server, but it’s kinda scary.

What do you think, readers? Should I remove it?

 

Applied Ballardianism – A Theory of Nothing

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https://www.urbanomic.com/book/applied-ballardianism/

Applied Ballardianism

A Theory of Nothing

by Simon Sellars 

The mediascapes of late capitalism reconfigure erotic responses and trigger primal aggression; under constant surveillance, we occupy simulations of ourselves, private estates on a hyper connected globe; fictions reprogram reality, memories are rewritten by the future…

Fleeing the excesses of ’90s cyberculture, a young researcher sets out to systematically analyse the obsessively reiterated themes of a writer who prophesied the disorienting future we now inhabit. The story of his failure is as disturbingly psychotropic as those of his magus—J.G. Ballard, a prophet of the post-postmodern, voluptuary of the car crash, surgeon of the pathological virtualities pulsing beneath the surface of reality.

Plagued by obsessive fears, defeated by the tedium of academia, yet still certain that everything connects to Ballard, his academic thesis collapses into a series of delirious travelogues, deranged speculations and tormented meditations on time, memory, and loss. Abandoning literary interpretation and renouncing all scholarly distance, he finally accepts the deep assignment that has run throughout his entire life and embarks on a rogue fieldwork project: Applied Ballardianism, a new discipline and a new ideal for living. Only the darkest impulses, the most morbid obsessions, and the most apocalyptic paranoia can uncover the technological mutations of inner space.

An existential odyssey inextricably weaving together lived experience and theoretical insight, this startling autobiographical hyperfiction surveys and dissects a world where everything connects and global technological delirium is the norm—a world become unmistakably Ballardian.

Urbanomic (www.urbanomic.com)

 

 

“Travellers should look for the man at Panopolis”

The last word & testament of CHRIS PETIT, ‘Coming Down In Berlin’, will be available ONLY at London City Airport on Sunday May 21 between 12:30 and 15:30.
Travellers should look for the man at Panopolis with a copy of Roger Gilbert-Lecomte’s The Book Is A Ghost, and approach him with a request for ‘End Times Healing’.

The cassette is a numbered edition of eight. Any remaining unsold at 15:30 will be destroyed. £5 each.

more info: http://purge.xxx

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Sulphur

Sulphur is a short movie.

It merges documentary and horror, diving head first into the ceremonial weirdness of bonfire night in Lewes, Sussex. An annual event of ritual, anti-catholicism, errant fireworks and some healthy hostility between locals and outsiders.

 The shoot involved sending two crews and two actors into the furnace to explore the peccadilloes and darker dimensions of our odd, English folk traditions. 

 Sulphur was directed by Christopher Ian Smith, whose short films have played at festivals across the world. His feature documentary New Town Utopia (www.newtownutopia.com) is Exec Produced by Margaret Matheson (Scum, Sid and Nancy, Sleep Furiously) and due for completion in Feb 2017.

It was edited by audiovisual master Xavier Perkins (Exceeda), with a music score by analogue hauntologist Concretism (https://concretism.bandcamp.com/).

 

 

SULPHUR from CULT MODERN on Vimeo.

Rencontres de Bandits-Mages 2016

BONJOUR, 

Dans le cadre des Rencontres de Bandits-Mages 2016, PUMP sera projeté au théâtre Jacques-Coeur à BOURGES le 9 novembre à 18H.

http://www.bandits-mages.com/rencontres2016/programme/

Puis cliquer sur APRÈS-MIDI ZAAP à la date du 9 novembre.

Entrée libre et gratuite.

Informations au +33 (0)2 48 50 42 47

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communication (at) bandits-mages.com

Au plaisir de vous y voir,

Joseph David

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