Exclusive Sneak Peek !
This is my page for a Belgian artbook-project called "HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD - SCRAPBOOK"
They asked 44 artists to create a page for this book. Each page has a different title and subject and it's about making the world a better place, revolutionary ideas, etc.
My page was about how technology can make the world a better place.
I'll explain the idea behind the drawing a little bit in detail:
You can see a large machine/collection of machines that work in a Rube Goldberg-kind of way. This is a metaphor for how people always tend to take the difficult way or make things needlessly complicated.
The machine starts from above, like a "deus ex machina", a god helping us. Solar energy provides the power for the machine, environmentally positive
The best way to create the ultimate technology is by eliminating the time we waste on basic needs. I added a little nod to our bad food habits (popcorn), there's toast too and the bowling balls eventually end up mashing potatos. There's juice and coffee too.
There's also music and film, because that provides relaxation/ideas and just makes life so much greater.
On the right is also a robot, programmed to kill annoying cellphone ringtones with a ringtone killer spray ( an ode to the hilarious "shark spray" in the first Batman film -1966- ), just to make life easier.
In the middle we see a machine that takes care of our laundry, another problem we don't have to think of and finally the ultimate solution to a lot of our problems ( and perhaps all ) might be a supercomputer that is so smart that it can solve all our problems. He will even leave room for human ideas so we don't become stupid. It's an absurd over the top idea, of course, but I think it's some food for thought. And it was fun to do ^_^. There was so much more I would wanted to put in there, but yeah, the paper was not big enough. Perhaps the supercomputer knows what I should do