Theory of Nothing

About Theory

Memoir from A Parallel Universe

About Theory

Fictionalised Excretions

Photo of the author by Michael Shaw, circa 2000. Excerpt from Applied Ballardianism: A Theory of Nothing... "Throughout my postgraduate years, I eked out a meagre living as a sessional tutor in the Centre for Comparative Media Studies at Chadstone University, one of Melbourne’s less prestigious tertiary institutions. Of course,…

Miserable Spirit

Excerpt from Applied Ballardianism: A Theory of Nothing... "After a morning of museums, I was bored and restless. I caught the quaint tram to the beach at Scheveningen, a northern district of Den Haag. Although this seaside strip attracts ten million visitors a year, the weather was inclement that day…

Subliminal Fear

Excerpt from Applied Ballardianism: A Theory of Nothing... "Ballard once said, 'One is aware of a sort of invisible marine world, of living below the water line. It works on you imaginatively after a while.’ When it worked on him, The Drowned World was the result. Distracted by my remembrance…