‘A new social type was being created by the apartment building, a cool, unemotional personality impervious to the psychological pressures of high-rise life, with minimal needs for privacy, who thrived like an advanced species of machine in the neutral atmosphere. This was the sort of resident who was content to do nothing but sit in his over-priced apartment, watch television with the sound turned down, and wait for his neighbours to make a mistake.’
–JG Ballard, High-Rise
*Excerpted from the narrative post ‘J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise As Reconstructed Comic Entropy’. View the full narrative here.