Simon Sellars

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PublisherUrbanomic2020
Extracted from PlaguePod Day 9, tales of extreme isolation and madness to sooth you during coronavirus lockdown. Readings from three stories of domestic withdrawal and quarantine by JG Ballard, ‘The Enormous Space’ (1989), ‘Having a Wonderful Time’ (1978), and ‘The Intensive Care Unit’ (1977), plus a passage on breadmaking from Michel Tournier’s ‘Friday, or the Limbo of the Pacific’ (1967) and two extracts from Simon Sellars’s Applied Ballardianism. Read by Robin Mackay, Amy Ireland, and Simon Sellars.
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For this PlaguePod, we’re joined by guests including Simon Sellars, author of ‘Applied Ballardianism‘, DJ producer and UIQ label boss Lee Gamble, and author and blogger Matt Colquhoun (Xenogothic) to talk about the psychological effects of the Coronavirus crisis and the ever more alarming prescience of Ballard’s tales of isolation and quarantine, social breakdown, inner space, and the psychologically debilitating yet possibly liberating liberating effects of living through catastrophe. With soothing ASMR readings from Sellars, Ballard, and others, crisis music, listener phone-ins, a reading from Reza Negarestani’s ‘Mortiloquist‘, and an exclusive artificially-worldized recording of the 2009 Urbanomic gig by Russell ...
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PublisherUrbanomic2018
In this extended and enhanced edit of the online Ballardian Breakfast Briefing/Midnight Séance, Simon Sellars, author of Applied Ballardianism, and Urbanomic director Robin Mackay chat about JG Ballard, unreality, writing, synchronicity, theory-fiction and K-Pulp, UFOs, micronations, and being an outsider.

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