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There:

A blurry snapshot of the future.

You just took a photo of a parking lot.


You're missing the way the predictive nature of this. Can't you see the censors over every car space? How they monitor how much of the parking lot is free and how much of it is taken? How the board that tells you how many there are, per level even, and how all of this is symbolic--

It's a parking lot.


Symbolic for how our lives are being neatly shuffled into slots, how we're being monitored, how this represents the very future of our world?

Lemme see that picture again?


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No.

It's a fucking parking lot.




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porphyre
Apr. 23rd, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
J.G. Ballard: "Take a structure like a multi-storey car park, one of the most mysterious buildings ever built. Is it a model for some strange psychological state, some kind of vision glimpsed within its bizarre geometry? What effect does using these buildings have on us? Are the real myths of this century being written in terms of these huge unnoticed structures?"
benpeek
Apr. 23rd, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
you know, my original title for this post was 'jg ballard'
sonanova
Apr. 23rd, 2009 07:20 am (UTC)
...and sometimes a chair is just a goddamn chair, as they used to say in my first fiction writing class in high school.
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