Listen to Will talking to Mariella Frostrup about the work of JG Ballard in her Open Book programme on Radio 4 at 4pm on Thursday January 31 (repeated from Sunday).
Fascinating reading and lecture from Will at the Google HQ in California. Will talks about psychogeography, Debords’s The Society of the Spectacle, the Romantics’ framing of beauty and how we can break out of mediated forms of experience, that takes in Laurence Stern, micro-worlds and the development of boulevards. The reading is from his latest book, Psychogeography, and is about his experience at US Customs.
Will was talking about his forthcoming book, Psychogeography.
“Self recently wrote an introduction to one of the Pocket Canons, the series of new versions of the King James Bible introduced by great writers and published by Cannongate Press. Self introduces the Book of Revelation with his own take on technology, religion and the millennium.”
This is an audio recording of Self reading his introduction
Self reads an extract of his novel How The Dead Live for Salon Audio