Futurology 101: Welcome to the Third Wave

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

Kathleen McCloud

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Life is moving so fast you’re already a relic of the future. This site-specific installation at Axle Contemporary mobile gallery looks to the insights of the Futurist writers of the late 20th century, particularly the ideas presented by Alvin Toffler, who referred to the technology/information age as ‘the Third Wave’.  How do we navigate the sea change, what will fall away, what will be transformed, and what to do when big waves converge?

 

Of her installation, McCloud writes:

 

“It’s my first "exhificition" on new media culture. The project started as a reflection on my evolving relationship with social media and sense that intuition, imagination and willingness to risk are key to navigating the complex ‘global village’.  Hindsight is 20/20 but foresight is visionary- that’s why I went back to the Futurists for insight.“