Krakow’s Unsound festival has announced its theme for 2011: the futurist Alvin Toffler’s 1970 book Future Shock. Unsound will look at the Toffler-penned concept of ‘information overload’, and aims to “reimagine an idea of the future from the vantage point of the past, filtered through the present via the use of outmoded technology or context”.
For the first time Unsound has an open call for entries, and is accepting proposals from musicians, hackers, filmmakers, artists and others. To get the ball rolling Unsound has started a Future Shock Tumblr, and a 1972 documentary on Future Shock is available to watch on YouTube (part one below). The closing date for entries is 31 May, and Unsound will accept DVDs, CDs, or websites, plus a brief proposal. All work must be submitted via snail mail (in keeping with the pre-email publication date of the book). For more info head here.