The Evil of Banality
The writer, theorist and academic Mark Fisher recently set up a Facebook page called ‘Boring Dystopia’, and invited the submission of photographs of Britain in the 21st century to illustrate the concept. I’ve already uploaded a few snaps, as manifestations of dullness and decay have long been an interest of mine, particularly the places where the banal and the broken intersect, and the true, terrible, tedious horror of modern life is revealed.[more inside]
From 1915-2003, the National Office of Importance carried out its statutory public duty “to inform, insist and admonish” on behalf of the British Government. [more inside]
Labelscar aims to chronicle the ghostboxes of America - the stripped carcasses of malls and out-of-town retail parks left over once the forclosure buzzards have moved in. And there's a lot of them about. (On the endangered list). [more inside]
Last November, Ballardian.com [previously] announced a Microfiction Competition in order to promote a series of interviews concerning Savoy Books. They have now announced the winners.