Associazione Culturale Messina
Float “Il Caro Estinto” - category A
The title may suggest something sad, but what we want to talk about is not the disappearance of a loved one, but through the satire and the grotesque of papier-mâché creation, it is the extinct technology.
So technologies of all kinds that have had the primacy in improving and facilitating the everyday life of all of us, but then with the continuous industrial and engineering evolution have had to give way to the newer, more modern, faster, and that in fact they are constantly evolving. The coin-operated telephone, the telephone booths, the telephone with the numerical wheel composer, the tube radio or cathode ray tube television, the video cassette and the video recorder, turntable, cassette player and in the field of the old computers the floppy disk.
Many of these technologies deriving today from the Far East, perhaps reflect the continuous evolutionary change of the earth that from prehistory has passed to history replacing each time the various species of flora and fauna. Everything is represented and grotesque in the middle of an increasingly dense and sophisticated technological jungle.