Archive for the ‘Dubai’ Category

Dubai Ballard World

By • Dec 12th, 2008 •

Category: alternate worlds, architecture, Ballardosphere, Dubai, entropy, enviro-disaster, theme parks

Announcement of the new Ballard World theme park in Dubai, following on from the Egypt, London and Shanghai versions.

Tribute to J.G. Ballard & Brian Eno

By • Jul 16th, 2008 •

Category: architecture, Ballardosphere, Brian Eno, Dubai, leisure, music, utopia

Ballard & Eno: quite possibly the ‘two greatest British thinkers of the second half of the 20th Century’.

‘No-One Dances in Ballard’: An Interview with Mike Ryan

By • Jun 15th, 2006 •

Category: architecture, Ballardosphere, Brian Eno, David Cronenberg, Dubai, Futurists, Ian Curtis, interviews, music, Steven Spielberg, William Burroughs

by Simon Sellars I think I’m the only person I know who doesn’t own a record player or a single record. I’ve never understood why, because my maternal grandparents were lifelong teachers of music, and my father as a choirboy once sang solo in Manchester Cathedral. But that gene seems to have skipped me.” —————————————————– […]

Ballardian Fractals in Dubai

By • Apr 26th, 2006 •

Category: architecture, Ballardosphere, consumerism, Dubai

Here’s a query I’m posting on behalf of Paul Williams over at the JGB Yahoo list. Can anyone help? Paul writes: “Here’s something I’m working on. It has a distinct whiff of Ballard in the collision of science and society… Dubai is generating substantial income from property based on the occupation of its coastline. Dubai’s […]

Debord in Dubai

By • Nov 28th, 2005 •

Category: architecture, Ballardosphere, consumerism, Dubai

Another evocative feature, by Steve Rose in the Guardian, on architectural experimentation in Dubai – “There is apparently no distinction between resort architecture and permanent housing. Nor is there much of a genuine urban realm outside the old city centre. Instead, there are discrete, self-contained developments, separated from each other by 10-lane highways or empty […]