The Funambulist

Michael Vlasopoulos, Greek Architect at Harvard recently published on Abitare a very interesting (sci)-fictitious Manifesto for Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower designed by Kisho Kurokawa and built in 1972. His narrator speaks...

I recently published the post-professional thesis project of my good friend Martin Byrne, Feral Garage. This beautiful Ballardian architectural project is actually associated with a short story written by Martin as...

Never Let Me Go is a 2010 film directed by Mark Romanek and adapted from the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. It appears to me that there are two types of good...

I just heard an interesting interpretation of the meaning of existence for the Monolith that Stanley Kubrick introduced as the main actor of his Space Odyssey. Carole Desbarats who teaches at...

I just re-watched La Jetée by French director Chris Marker and I am still fascinated by the uniqueness of this 29 minutes movie. Marker,  along with Peter Watkins (see previous articles 1...

Living Pod by David Greene (Archigram) in 1966 It has been a long time that I wanted to write a post about the short story The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista in...

The 3rd Letter is a 15 minutes movie created by Polish director Grzegorz Jonkajtys in 2010. The plot is pretty classic in the science-fiction field but still very efficient in the...

The Lost Drone Army is a short story told by Tim Maly on his blog Quiet Babylon that dramatizes the existence of a mutineer group of drones that threatens to strike...

Still following the adventures of Julius Corentin Acquefacques, prisoner of the dreams (see previous article), here is another graphic novel by the extremely talented Marc-Antoine Mathieu. This one is entitled La...

picture: La Fievre d’Urbicande by François Schuiten & Benoît Peeters From October 12th to October 14th, will be held in Lisbon a very interesting symposium entitled Once upon a Place. Haunted...

Following a reader’s suggestion, here would be my European (French and Belgian) graphic novel list developing an interesting and beautiful vision of the city. (You can obviously add Moebius who was...

I just found this video (the one below) which tries to elaborate a “ranking” of the cities vision developed through graphic novels and comics. Obviously a lot of others could have...

Marc-Antoine Mathieu is in my opinion the most interesting French graphic novels author. He succeeds in all of his work to re-create an absolute bureaucratic Kafkaian society with humor and intelligence....

I read this Fredric Jameson‘s book six months ago, and I don’t know why I forgot to post a small article about it since I have been extremely interested by its...

“Architecture is a fiction… Some of the most powerful pieces of architecture does not exist in buildings. We inhabit them through stories whether they are myths, fiction or poetry… Fictionnal architecture...

Je viens de relire la nouvelle Les mille rêves de Stellavista dans le recueil Vermillon Sands écrit par l’écrivain génial James Graham Ballard (–> lire la trilogie du béton: Crash/L’île de...

Dans cette nouvelle, l’écrivain Serge Brussolo met en scène un protocole de durcissement des gaz rares par une fréquence de son. A l’aide d’une solution modifiant la fréquence de la voix,...

Blade Runner has been filmed in the very early 80’s and was therefore registered in the tradition of giant models and settings in order to achieve a science-fiction scenery. I particularly...

Borrowing Ethel Baraona’s quote of today: “There is nothing built on stone. Everything is built on sand, but it is our duty to edify as if the sand should be stone”...

The Element of Crime is a 1984 movie by Lars Von Trier that dramatizes a post-apocalyptic (sepia) world where people lives in the ruins of the ancient one. The scenario focuses...

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