Monday, May 16, 2005
Artistic depictions of future societies tend to be extremely extreme.
Orwellian art depicts a grey, totalitarian, and fear infused future - All together: "WAR IS PEACE," "FREEDOM IS SLAVERY," "IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH," "The Party is never wrong."
When the future has a greenish tint to it, we humans are used as batteries for the survival of, ironically, human-built super computers in some sort of matrix - "Wow, I know kung-fu."
Huxley depicts his future as a daze of somatic dullness - Who's the savage now?
George Lucas, on the other hand, invented a future in 1971 that is mostly white in an endless white holographic 'crazy' room.Is there a middle ground?