Otherworldly Videos: Root Shock

What is the opposite of future shock? Is it root shock? This is the latest performance from artist and dancer Ni’ Ja Whitson. Whitson puts contemporary and postmodern dance and art performance within an African diasporic context. Her work, Root Shock, re-imagines Yoruba diasporic and Orisa storytelling traditions, and explores the relationship between trauma and […]

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Rewind: The Evolution of Future Shock

Future Shock is a book and term by futurist Alvin Toffler and it was defined as a psychological state that occurred when “too much change in too short a period of time.” Due to the rapid advances of technology, future shock, which includes a disoriented feeling, information and sensory overload, detachment, and overwhelming stress, may […]

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