J G Ballard themed conceptual rnd

Scene: possible examples of J.G Ballard themed conceptual digital rnd / critique

rnd/ ballardian carparks

there are enormous number of multi story cark parks in watford/ they played special role in atrocity exhibition/ ey were iconic structures/ ey was interested in gague of psychoarchitectonics/ multi story car park x canted floors as depository for cars seemed to let one into new dimension
– sci fi writer jg ballard/ on bbc two short film crash/ 1971 directed by harvey cokebliss/ from crash – bfi modern classics by iain sinclair


stock carpark images for stock synthetic experiences of urban modernity while ghost of ballard looks on

rnd/ ballardian media encounters with simon

to consider professional simon sellars brief social media micro meltdown


in which academic book publisher western culturally appointed ballard expert simon sellars apparently once had some hot rap style micro beef with anonymous research lab site robert what dot com

some minor tale timeline of very mild institutional / academic paranoid twitching on social media

– in which ey now longer follow ballardian on social media

– to consider simon sellars sure seems smart guy/ ir site ballardian favourite site for many years

– anyway/ mr sellars once tweeted something vaguely sarcastic about phil collins autobiography

– ey for some reason replied/ stating in air tonight was by now long standing western / jungian hyper dream institution

– mr sellars then immediately replied quote/ henry swanson rides again

– ey vainly assumed simon fondly remembered ey writing under x internet performance identity for unpaid interview ey helped ir with concerning awesome night photographer troy paiva

– ey replied to simon yeah baby/ pleased x mr sellars remembered

– bizarrely mr sellars than immediately asked ey something like quote which particular henry swanson ey were – henry swanson who was making name off ir back – or prick taking piss out of ir applied ballardianism – title of one of ir many nice jg ballard themed tomes on sale by door in waterstones no doubt

– uh ey flocking what/ somewhat surprised at unchecked undercurrent of academic viterol ey replied ey were neither – calmly citing old url of x cool interview with troy

– n was about now x mr simon sellars must of instantly deleted ir previous quote prick tweet/ oh for quicker print screen fingers

– hmmm interesting/ in which one has swollen minerals to spit out something aggressive in first place – but then like pseudo tough barking dog poked with stick ir balls retreat when n comes to standing by those words

– mr sellars lean academic muscles now positively rippling in defence of ir product – ballard/tm perhaps – was having none of n/ saying ey knew exactly kinds of orrible things ey were writing about ir on ey awesome small utterly random rnd nonsite

– about now mr sellars starts to sweat raw strisand effect/ realizing increasing heady depths of digital media hole ey was rapidly digging

– after x/ several pretend polite back forth tweets rapidly ensue – in which mr sellars rapidly tries to downplay what ey just tweeted n deleted/ just because ir can no longer read n simon doesnt mean x not still out here – x called internet widebanding

– ey then suggests x very lab site post as direct ad hominem attack on ir / ir work – n isnt but rather consider x directly indirectly critical of academia generally

– referring to what was written at nonsite robert what dot com simon then asks who cares what minor accountant / tasteless drone like ir even says or thinks

– ey politely counter stating x some accusations are often just mere sour academic grapes but far more impersonal / important matter of exacting critique

yet arguably if some quote/ digital strategist working across web mobile social currently employed at university as senior digital analyst advising training staff on digital strategy social media management mobile development mobile content web content/tm working closely with marketing communications learning teaching content ux teams to provide holistic approach to digital strategy – unquote – doesnt somehow at least remotely represent inherently conservative strictly limited /academic approach to ideas of one of best writers thinkers around then who does

– quelle surprise/ finally after several slightly embarrassingly awkward tweets mr sellars then directly proceeds to follow ey on social media/ pretending like ey ir new found ballardian buddy

– of course at x point ey then casually block ir

in which ey now half try to get few things straighter about factoids at least as allegedly presented

– nobody currently reads knows or cares of or about arbitrary existence of robert what / dot com

– mr simon sellars probably does know great deal about jg ballard

– what feels uncertain however/ whether mr simon brackets book sellars currently owns world wide monopoly on ideas theories re hashtag ballardian

– mr simon sellars sure does seem common culturally sanctioned go to when ey need handy academic style intellectual quote about eg jg ballard

– few resarcs remotely know mr sellars has zero hot rap beef about ir – some however have purchased one of ir expensive books of collected ballard interviews – which unfortunately turned out exceedingly dry / academic

– if anyone with ideas of ir own regarding ballard / ir life / ir amazing writing or ir utterly fantastic mind expanding idea spaces – far outside necessarily insular universe of wine n dine publishing / self congratulatory academic back slapping / bland toothless hollywooden adaptations of ir incredible artistic vision – then should they not feel free to develop pursue those ideas without auto defensive snark from those who make lucrative careers off names of famous dead authors – therefore possibly inherently viewing such authors in vastly limited intellectual manners – as precisely befit ir elf perceived social position

– indeed creepy leech like reverse appears true/ mr sellars in tweet to hardcore amateur postmodern philosopher / writer / conceptual net performer robert what readily admitted to quote riffing off fresh new ideas about ballard from ir

warning/ in which rich academics read what ey write / riff ir off – but certainly dont pay for n

summary analysis of said brief media exchange/ whatever jg ballard as or represents does not seem something merely to write about – go to slick conferences to – chat idly about or become internet infamous for – nor any kind of real reason to hang out with bland hollywooden actors – but rather consider ballard as distinct post scientific method of radical conceptual experimentalism to key psychological philosophical aspects of modern undead life under / via global hyper capitalism

kinda like some cheap unwise deleted social media message – consider ballard as always out here – thankfully far out of anyones polite control

note/ after reading ir brief hot social media exchange photographer troy paiva said ir ears were burning/ that ir should both contact ir – perhaps for soothing emotional debriefing

update patch 2/ in which academic simon sellars blocks ey on social media – how non ironically professional middle class aggressive/ ie as though living cliche straight out of some 70s ballardian novel

rnd/ high rise film poster

tossing over cinematic balcony/ high rise 2015 critique


quote/ trash wallow in sex nudity violence cruelty to animals skewering of contemporary society n will predictably appeal to kids art house patrons who crave cinematic roller coaster rides of outrage chaos x lead to downright anarchy/ saner more rational minds are advised to look elsewhere
– rex reed/ laughable observer review of high rise /ftg

notes about x dreadful flick as ey occurred

– in which ben wheatleys high rise 2015 seems such utter cinematic failure of true ballardian scale

one has to stand back from n in hot feigned awe of terrifying new vistas of coke brain addled cinematic disaster tourism which must of informed such tragic misproduction – right from drawing board to final cut – right to – conceptually at least – vhs direct to plastic covered shelving units next to 70s woolworths checkout

wheatley seems to live under impression hes next kubrick but x just ir friends blowing smoke up ir arts

– for ballard to discuss built architecture as to highlight critique western technological societys mass psychic architecture

indeed consider concrete as idea make literal / concrete – solidity of ideas made livable /ie physically socio psychically unbearable

for wheatley however apparently all ey need as some upward shots of faintly menacing construction against overcast sky

in many ways ir high rise completely bypasses ballard approaches to errant /roving psychological architecture seems fully content with almost deliberately vague overview from top floor – of ir own /lost directorial ego

– tone of movie as so uneven x almost as if x precisely what ey were going for – not x n seems ey had thought x far ahead/ better to have rich pale characters just guffaw snobbishly lot have done with x

– maybe not since hudson hawk 1991 has there been such incoherent nonsensical mishmash of useless movement noise – half assed closing jumble sale of discarded objects masquerading as somehow articulate meaningfully comprehensible – n makes ey want to snort whatever joker had who gave green light for x celluloid turkey

– if ey hadnt read novel or seen trailer ey would never of realized x patchouli scented calcified brain lump had anything remotely to do with world of ideas explorations of mighty writer jg ballard

– did anyone other than tom even read novel/ were ey even partially knowledgeable about what ballards remotely about – ir expansive conceptual possibility space

– as though ben must have been so thoroughly enamoured of ir own midnight rat secretions ey got repeatedly tossed over bland brutalist balcony of ir own dead concrete imaginings in stupefyingly dull orgy of failed creative excess – whereupon ey land upon heads of disinterested viewers only for ey to dismissively wipe x off with abject apathy

– after opening credits ey wait wait for movie to start proper – to say any one thing concrete – but n never happens/ nothing ever begins just one cheerless fated smear of imagery after next like some poorly considered advert for elf

– switch off sound project whole movie on far white wall of ey underground research lab instead – n works best as over extended trailer for movie x will never be made nor should

– if there was award for most annoying uninterrupted use of inappropriate background music high rise would win oscar/ turn x flocking racket down so ir can hear whats happening if anything

– while watching ey feel utterly indifferent to every half non thing x happened on screen/ if x was point then x accidental self parody of movie seems runaway success

– to consider high rise as so dire so free of menace n acts like some conservative comment precisely designed to make political dimensions of ballards work toothless safe – ironically class warfare free family friendly urban apocalypse designed by jerry margo leadbetter of cult 70s bbc tv series good life – indeed there were infinitely better scenes of architecture enabled alienation on view in fall rise of tv series reginald perrin

– building elf/ standing tall desperate lonely like cheap knockoff of cheap state sponsored architectural erections seen in hollowood flick dredd 2012 – in fact dredd with sound off features far more better ballardesque shots angles

– only one shot stands out of whole visual shambles x moment laing faces camera ir face covered in blue paint like some future mayan temple warrior with eyes ablaze – finally suggesting birth or manifestation of true control subject zero in designer urban psychopathology

– ey could remove tom hiddlestons middling two dimensional character cutout nobody would have noticed – indeed x smart kid in movie with kaleidoscope was most interesting most underdeveloped character on set apart from jeremy irons doing ir best to look like ey remotely belonged there with minimum of material ey was provided with

– almost everyone on set as caricature/ character of laing was supposed to symbolize quote psychologically exploratory neural space of ballard elf – wilder equivalent of resarc vaughan/ unfortunately nothing remotely interesting or daring was attempted with either of ey

– excuse ey but consider high rise laughable 70s laundry pile of sweaty old architect balls – which ends with appropriately amazingly inappropriate song industrial estate by fall as dirty cherry on whole cheerless shed cake

to throw x together together in such manner – large group of back slapping luvvies with too much flocking money / not quite enough talent on ir clammy hands – smelling ir own exotic horse steak farts in hermetic rat sealed glass lined express lift to nowhere video development heck

– to casually chuck such flicks over balcony/ so lite ey wont even get satisfaction of weightless turgid body delicately smashing against rusting birdshed covered jags far below/ instantly forgettable jumble of flick – thoroughly civilized imagining of ballards violent inner scifi legacy

update patch

to consider recent social class war revelations about grenfell tower – worlds tallest unmarked grave/ notice how ballard got n precisely right – people with riches do indeed live above poor – just hovering like gated hungry ghosts directly above physical rotting concrete stacks ir responsible for/ utterly indifferent to plight of other human beings below ey

rnd/ hyperballard research icon vaughan

to let jg ballard die/ call for far more experimental aka hyper ballardian research


raw hallucinogenic beetle extract from never forthcoming research pamphlet simulation cloud /with jg ballard via ludonautic resarc robert what – in generally ballardian style

psyfi visionary jg ballard as thoroughly dead – yet officially sanctioned consumer culture refuses to let ir stay x way contentedly picking over ir mouldy corpse with every flat smooth word ey utter about or around ir / n

first off – after crawling out of woodwork to claim ballards greatness – therefore ir own by proxy – unrepentantly racist martin quotes ey was always flan amis can go jump into nearest drained ivory swimming pool

consider x call for no more polite / mystified ballardian discussions – let modern resarcs immediately unceremoniously burn ir historical corpse in abandoned desert hotels filled with equally musty academic papers

consider some effortlessly violent quote recreationally psychopatho-illogical need to constantly reinvent / re view ballard as eminently dis respectable grotesque dangerously unpredictable tastelessly alien angular oblique – in other worlds atrocious

to move little way past or beyond ballardian – to become quote hyper ballardian – in order to discuss or approach ballardian at all

ballard needs to die properly – needs more critical uncertain critique less arse kissing by ancient uncritical fawning ones – so ballardian may breathe on – evolve / mutate remain free of shackles of desiccated academia who constrain ballardian via perhaps inherently conservative analysis by dead nice words carefully selected pruned to remain safe innocuous to ones golfing / publishing buddies at annual awful ballard lite style / themed conferences full of back slapping quote pink artists white wine empty walls aka pale / male / stale – crusty sycophants torpid hangers on in pressed suits pimping out ballards otherwise living memory flux in strict service of ir tepid dissections effortlessly traditional self effacing middle class three book deal industry horse droppings

like gangs of minor roving accountants such tasteless drones with endlessly pragmatic applicability pseudo holistic approaches to digital strategy ey see seek in ballard do not in fact have monopoly on defining ballardian – ey do not in fact have ir or strange research spaces ey initiated catalysed all neatly wrapped up

of course ey neither did ballard/tm elf who was in any strange case embodied polymorphic multiplicity of fuzzy often contradictory influences attitudes final approaches – arching elaborately signalled bioelectric cyphers launched without ever quite landing /often merely continually crashing perverse slow motion neuro cultural autopsies

contrary to popular elitist /academic belief not everything in life or existence may be indiscriminately sprayed with instant moniker quote ballardian – automatically stick

rather ir must re deconstruct ballardian nobodys existing nowhere – view or treat ballardian as necessarily fragmentary attitude / dangerously unsustainable yet necessary altitude – x of hardcore postmodern research development

– to act as thoroughly experimental with ballardian as ballard was when ey first appeared on virtual scene

to x non end to x indirect process resarcs of / in simulated research of quote big science call on mighty idealization simulation / nightmare mega highway tv data angel vaughan – triassic patron anti saint of research atrocity exhibit triple zero direct from deep chrome void – to theatrically re deconstruct ballard / ballardian via nonlinear series of transgressive biotech skirmishes in unexpected images simulations /unformed potentialities – unexpected x as even to elves

x as not another desiccated manifesto but yes call / response – call for ballard as potential living alternative – to – reality for alternative conceptual spaces – undecidedly ir / non practical ballardianism which may on internal strength failures of those who research n – simply burst ir on/as scene

vaughan / vaughan – where you gawn!

had a car crash / head got shorn

grab your gear / get of my lawn

research something / each bright new morn

// how to play big science