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Title: Analog future
Authors: Chan, Allan Joon Chiew
Keywords: DRNTU::Humanities
DRNTU::Visual arts and music
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: With artists and theorists crafting hypothetical technological fixes for our future lives in contemporary science fiction, we can’t help but look back at the many instances that they were wrong. Technologists and artists from the 70’s imagined a future full of green phosphor screens and convoluted designs, which turned out to be only a mirage of that society’s collective technological ideals. In the 21st century, big digital data takes center stage as the ideal technological front as analog waveforms; the “pixels” of the material world recedes to the backdrop. Analog Future couples the artist’s fascination with waveforms and speculative futuristic aesthetics from the past to create a series of media sculpture and objects. Tube technology was curated for this project due to them being the precursors to the modern day miniaturized and solid-state technology. These functional objects are as intriguing as they are impractical when incorporated into our modern society, which goes on to exemplify why technological speculations can often be moot.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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