• docudramas – Peter Watkins
  • La Jetee – Chris Marker (story of a post-nuclear war experiment in time travel = “to call past and future to the rescue of the present”)
  • Waterworld – Kevin Reynolds


(science fiction) novels
  • Distress – Greg Egan    (The political intrigue surrounding a mid-twenty-first century physics conference, at which is to be presented a unified Theory of Everything. The action takes place on an artificial island called “Stateless”, which has earned the wrath of the world’s large biotech companies for its pilfering of their intellectual property.)
  • The World Inside – Robert Silverberg    (The novel is set on Earth in the year 2381, when the population of the planet has reached 75 billion people. Most of the action occurs in a massive three-kilometer high city-tower called Urban Monad 116. Life is now totally fulfilled and sustained within Urban Monads (Urbmons), mammoth thousand-floor skyscrapers arranged in “constellations”, where the shadow of one building does not fall upon another.)


science, thought experiments, and other
  • Uncertainty Principle – Werner Heisenberg
  • Schrödinger’s cat – Erwin Schrödinger
  • The paranoiac-critical method – Salvador Dali


stories, facts
  • Noah’s ark in the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles
  • Exoduses
  • Rats, spiders and cockroaches behaviours during last flood in Bangkok


gardens, places
  • Rock gardens in China (fake/anticipated erosion – cf Baltrusaitis Depraved Perspectives)
  • Desert de Retz near Paris