Virtuosity Surreal Artwork by Jay Salton
If you like this artwork you can get it on a metal print here on Displate .
This artwork is inspired by wanting to lose our selves in virtual worlds. Since the dawn of time we have been creating, first was cave paintings and then we went on to stone and wood carvings.
Then we created religion the first kind
We keep seeking new ways of recording out stories of what has happened and what we would like to happen.
With each new medium we have been seeking new ways of escaping from the harsh reality of human life, the fact that we a both GODs and food for worms.
Today we have virtual reality and mixed reality and these new technologies are not just limited to a headset you put on. We have the freedom to choose the content we consume through the internet. Gone are the days of a few tv channels to choose from. We can listen to any song we like and watch any movie we like any time of day. We can select the wallpapers of our minds.
This is both a blessing and a curse, facebook, google and youtube are positive feedback loops feeding us end endless cycle of content we enjoy, making us more egocentric.
I remember growing up in the 90s, back then they called the internet
“The Global Village”
But this has become untrue we are now divided more then ever there is no middle any more.
We are all stuck in these virtual worlds and fail to see the world through the eyes of another.
There is no room for serious discussions if we constantly fight with one another.
It’s hard to tell of the out come we will have, hopefully we will all look back on these days of over identification and laugh.
My feed is empty on Facebook. I use a chrome extension that blocks the news feed. This helps me focus and my view of the world does not get skewed to much by fake news.
What kind of virtual reality do you have in your social feeds?
Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.