Truth or dare, 2016Folded World Book encylopedias
Made from a series of World Book Encyclopedias, this work compares the ease of ‘Googling’ information to the effort of wading through books.
In 1755, Diderot foresaw a time when there would be so many books, containing so much information, that it would be impossible to find what we seek.
Truth or dare is a more contemporary discussion of information overload – we could find the information in books, but why would we make the effort when we can ‘just Google it’.
It also speaks of the redundancy of books – encyclopedias from 1990 are no longer relevant. They do not, for example, have an entry for ‘internet’.
While books such as these may be useful from a historical standpoint, many of us would prefer to rely on the immediacy of the internet search to find up-to-the-minute information.
These books now have a second life, in which they perpetually refer you to their successor.