To have a canvas the size of a billboard, and has the ability to be animated regarding 'The 2020 Awakening' theme immediately drove me to think about what warnings and insight the elders have shared with us in the past. What nuggets of wisdom could I share visually to speak to this time? With the great history of political cartooning, and satire in mind, I wondered what subject do I want to shine my stylistic light on? Only having to look in my pocket to see what is today's game changer, the 'smartphone'. Tech.
'Big Tech' 'The Attention Economy' 'Weapons of Mass Distraction' 'Surveillance Capitalism' all new terms I didn't grow up learning.
Pandora's box was the TV, now it's the rectangle in all our pockets. “Do you have the power to let power go?”