Many years ago, I read a book entitled Future Shock. The title referred to the experience of culture shock within one’s own culture. Future shock hadn’t happened yet, its author argued, but it was coming. And now? Many people, perhaps most, would agree that it’s upon us. Some are amused, some are bemused, some are frightened, some are hopeful. But everyone, it seems, is reacting. And surrealism, an art form that first emerged 100 years ago, has suddenly reemerged as a meaningful way to do that. Partly because of advancements in digital imaging, but more so, I suspect, because, well, future shock is here.
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