The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. November 28, 2013 / winterSmith EMP Museum, Seattle Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditPinterestTumblrLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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I like the hed as much as I like the image.
Do you know what it’s taken from?
Gibson, I believe. I don’t know which novel. It really is a beautiful line.
And the image is, indeed, quite decent. Something about these forms and materials make me think of the large, good-hearted space aliens in the movie, “The Fifth Element,” which was, “[d]irected by Luc Besson. With Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman,” according to IMDB. The movie remains quite a little trip, 16 years later. I get a similar emotional tug from your images as from the film. A sense of displacement, possibly replacement by metal. Damned good-looking metal. But who needs flesh, when you’ve got this titanium all around you?
Funny thing … I don’t think the creatures were metallic. I wonder why I am reminded of them.
Opening line of NEUROMANCER. One of the great opening lines of all time.
When I play with some of these images there’s definitely a science fiction thing at work, but rather than alien I tend to view it more in terms of METROPOLIS. Visions of the future, etc.