Quick look: Baking with Kafka, by Tom Gauld

One of the things I liked to do as a teacher was ask the kids to apply today's technology to a completely different context. For instance, how might someone like Oliver Cromwell used the internet? 

You can find more ideas like that, and get a better idea of what I'm talking about, from the article Shock tactics: 7 ideas for teaching with technology.

Cartoonist Tom Gauld has done a similar thing in some of his cartoons featured in his new book, Baking with Kafka (Amazon affiliate link).

 Baking with Kafka

Baking with Kafka

For example, there is the e-reader used book simulation, which includes simulated coffee stains and an old book smell. Also, libraries of the future, a Jane Austen-type dialogue with emojis, and others.

A great, sideways look at modern life.

My drawing below was inspired by one of the cartoons in the book. I don't think he'll feel threatened by me somehow!

 Picture by Terry Freedman, 2017. Click on the picture for the full-size version.

Picture by Terry Freedman, 2017. Click on the picture for the full-size version.