Lots of Future Shock

In LA en route to Bangkok, we spent the weekend with our friends Aimee and Becky. It's our first trip to LA, so we're grateful for good tourguides, who took us everywhere, from the Center for Land Use Interpretation and the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City to REDCAT, the Mandrake bar and a Chinese restaurant in Arcadia that serves possibly the world's best dumplings to the galleries in Chinatown. At one, Bonelli Contemporary, we saw this sweet piece, Joshua Callaghan's Lots of Future Shock (click for a much larger version; detail below), assembled from dozens of reissues of Alvin Toffler's 1970 futurist text Future Shock.
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1 comment:

Anthony said...

That future shock peice, is brilliant. i think that what it says about nostalgia, history, information developments, and the sort of termite obsessed sadness that occurs with the accumulation of knowledge, is much more prescient than toffler.