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Nathan
Friday, April 07, 2006 19:36 GMT
City images in films
I remember thinking almost the same thing the first time I saw <em>Blade Runner</em>, incidentally -- the science-fiction city of the future as a bizarre shantytown hodgepodge of high- and low-tech.

Philip
Saturday, April 08, 2006 05:32 GMT
Maximum cities
Wonderful essay, my perceptions exactly on my first visit to Bombay. My exclamation was "I have seen the future" .........then I read Maximum City and Shantaram and my thoughts on these cities and cultures began to coalesce around that theme. Your comment on these cities being able to survive/sustain/take advantage of globalisation is spot on, because they have already been practicing it in their worlds and already have the tools to capitalise on it. Thank you for putting my thoughts into words. BTW lovely site design.

Colin
Saturday, April 15, 2006 01:21 GMT

That idea of the future - already existing in places like Chennai and Bombay - resonates intuitively as true and natural in a way that no Jetsons-esque vision of the future ever has. When I walk through these streets, I think, of course, the future is not going to be shiny and aerodynamic. It's not going to be Star Trek, it's going to be Firefly. It's not going to be the ugly, designed cities that cropped up in the 1960s - it will be Bombay and Beijing, bewildering and complex...

shemales stories
Tuesday, January 30, 2007 18:10 GMT
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Superb! (I wrote something else and then I read below that I aint supposed ter. So I deleted it.)

 
 
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