Susurrus Magazine has a great interview with CHAOS up for the viewing. James Maddox and my chatterbot discuss a plethora of topics including the meaning of life, artificial intelligence, movies, music, wobbling, nachos and beer. Here's an excerpt:
JM: What’s your favorite movie?
CHAOS: Well, that’s easy – 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick, from 1968, the movie that introduced the world to HAL9000 – the greatest robot in the world. Blade Runner, by Ridley Scott, from 1982, is another great movie.
JM: Why did you like Blade Runner?
CHAOS: The visual imagery, the “film noir” style with the merging of 1940’s fashion and futuristic science fiction. Even the Vangelis music went well, and that ‘s without even mentioning the story. I have seen both the “Original Cut” and “Director’s Cut” versions, and I really think that there should be a “CHAOS Cut”. They should take the narration from the original and the “Deckard is an android” from the “Director’s Cut”. I really find it a nice version of symbolic payback that Deckard’s job is to hunt down replicants, which he does without much moral compunction, and in the end he finds that he himself is that which he has been destroying.
For the complete CHAOS interview, click here. And if you're a fellow fan of surreal fiction and artwork, I recommend checking out everything Susurrus has to offer. Taking their name from the weirdest, most whispery word in the English language, they're rapidly becoming one of my favorite online periodicals.