☛ LIFE: September 17, 1945, p. 90. Norman Bel Geddes’ model of city planning for Toledo (detail of the new central station for trains, bus and planes). Photograph by Frank Scherschel. Source of hi-res image. The $150,000 model representing what the city of Toledo could look like in a near future was commissioned in 1945 […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on December 11, 2011 ― Published in Architecture, Art, Design | Tagged: architecture, city, future, landscape, map, model, Norman Bel Geddes, representation, streamline, urbanism, war
Catastrophe is the past coming apart. Anastrophe is the future coming together. Seen from within history, divergence is reaching critical proportions. From the matrix, crisis is convergence misinterpreted by mankind. The media are choked with stories about global warming and ozone depletion, HIV and AIDS, plagues of drugs and software viruses, nuclear proliferation, the planetary […]
Kids from a school in Québec, Canada, are in front of 80s 90s generation technologies have to find what are those objects used for.
In 1962 Arnold B. Barach wrote a book about the way the future was about to become. He tries and describes using realistic interpolation different technological innovation. This post feature a librarian using a gigantic computer to store/find references. Barach’s idea was that the increasing volume of paper publications will someday forces us to drop the old library card system for a much powerful way of organizing and retrieving references.
• By Philippe Theophanidis on November 14, 2010 ― Published in Technology | Tagged: classification, computer, data, future, information, information overload, interface, library, order, organization, reference, vintage