You’re probably most familiar with Surrealism as a visual art medium. The name Salvador Dalí comes to mind, as does his most famous painting, The Persistence of Memory: clocks draped over trees, edges and indistinct objects.
Instagram accounts I follow reported their utter hatred for their five desktop Ticketek waiting screens, that seem to show no signs of refreshing. Two girls in the changeroom beside me discussed the dilemma of having to sell one of their tickets.
If you opened up Netflix right now and played anything, chances are the subtitles are already on. If you scrolled through TikTok right now, you’ll notice that most videos have subtitles on as well. But why are they on in the first place? And why do we keep them on?