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Conference paper on Ballard and ‘circular time’

By • Sep 29th, 2009 •

Category: academia, airports, alternate worlds, Ballardosphere, memory, Shanghai, time travel, WWII

I’m giving a paper on Ballard, circular time and the nouvelle vague this Thursday, October 1, at 3pm at ACMI in Melbourne, as part of the time.transcendence.performance conference. Come and say hello.



Twitter updates

By • Jun 19th, 2009 •

Category: Ballardosphere

An update on updates…



R.I.P. JGB: Tributes from the Ballardosphere, part 4

By • Apr 28th, 2009 •

Category: Ballardosphere, R.I.P. JGB

Late tributes from the Ballardosphere: Jeannette Baxter, Mike Bonsall, Mark Fisher, Owen Hatherley, Mike Holliday and Nina Power.



R.I.P. JGB: Tributes from the Ballardosphere, part 3

By • Apr 22nd, 2009 •

Category: Ballardosphere, R.I.P. JGB

Further tributes from Tim Chapman, Rick McGrath, Solveig Nordlund, Dan O’Hara, Dominika Oramus, Rick Poynor, David Pringle, Simon Sellars, Supervert and V. Vale.



R.I.P. JGB: Tributes from the Ballardosphere, part 2

By • Apr 21st, 2009 •

Category: Ballardosphere, R.I.P. JGB

Michael Moorcock’s tribute to JGB.



R.I.P. JGB: Tributes from the Ballardosphere, part 1

By • Apr 21st, 2009 •

Category: Ballardosphere, R.I.P. JGB

I have asked Ballardian contributors and associates for their thoughts on JGB’s passing. This is Part 1, featuring Ben Noys, Mark Dery and Chris Nakashima-Brown. More to come.



Ballardosphere update

By • Mar 23rd, 2009 •

Category: Ballardosphere

Moving on to Twitter for a little while…



Back in town!

By • Mar 8th, 2009 •

Category: Ballardosphere

Grovel, grovel.



BBC Radio 7 adapts Drowned World

By • Mar 6th, 2009 •

Category: audio, Ballardosphere

The first episode of BBC Radio 7’s adaptation of The Drowned World is now online.



'Naive allegory; messianic tendencies'

By • Jan 31st, 2009 •

Category: Ballardosphere, comics, consumerism

A Brazilian review of Kingdom Come — in the form of a comic strip.



Creating new worlds

By • Jan 30th, 2009 •

Category: Ballardosphere, science fiction, Toby Litt

Toby Litt on the best of JG Ballard.



'Destruction of cities'

By • Jan 29th, 2009 •

Category: Ballardosphere, enviro-disaster, urban ruins

Dan Hill looks at a triptych of post-apocalyptic novels: On the Beach, The Drowned World and The Road.