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  1. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    15 Aug '08 08:22
    This and other questions addressed in this interview with JG Ballard:
    http://www.ballardian.com/perverse-technology-jgballard-hardmag-interview

    Anything you violently disagree with? Please share the violence.
  2. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    15 Aug '08 08:34 / 1 edit
    Most artists and writers in the past have been middle-class, the surrealists to a man, with backgrounds similar to those of the Baader-Meinhof gang. However, the middle-class world against which they rebelled was vast and self-confident. Who today would bother to rebel against the Guardian or Observer-reading, sushi-nibbling, liberal, tolerant middle-class? I think the main target the young writer/artist should rebel against is himself or herself.

    Ballard is a closet hipster!
  3. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    15 Aug '08 08:44
    Originally posted by Seitse

    [b]Ballard is a closet hipster!
    [/b]
    Must be somewhere at the back of the closet. Look at those jackets he wears. And the ice-cream suits in the 70s ...