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Monday, 16 May 2016

High Rise

British science fiction writer HG Ballard predicted many of our times' strange characteristics. In his dystopian novel High Rise he wrote about the lives of English bourgeois tenants in a flat where all spontaneity has disappeared and keeping up appearances has become the norm. Until... something happens and the High Rise becomes a battlefield.




















Last year a filmmaker went on to do what filmmakers do: making a movie. See the trailer here. But for some insight in Ballards line of thinking and what he would have made of our spectacle age, head over to the man himself, and find out what he predicts for our futures.

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