Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Tag: future

The Futurist

The “futurist” produces work that looks like an ancient artifact. The modern rooted in the past – Ulysses paralleled with the Odyssey, Art Deco looking back to Egypt and all that. Remake and remodel, nothing really new. Here was a future before that other future of spaceships and Bakofoil. We’re in those futures now, and nothing looks familiar. We don’t seem to have futures of our own, beyond the prosaic and those borne out of fear. It is less of a concept. We’re in that old eternal now I suppose. We’ll probably recognise our futures once they have gone.

World of Tomorrow

The Reanimation Library

Some kind of weird spaceship-type thing

I do like to throw an image or two into a blog post, y’know, just to make it more pretty and stuff. Now, I’m a long way off exhausting the Flickr Commons for suitable pictures, but I have found (via the good people at The New Enquiry) a funky alternative for free visual delights: The Reanimation Library. It is a growing collection of images from old, out of circulation books, and is full of the weird and the wonderful. I’ve already found a fair few images that would look great for future posts, or failing that, would look pretty cool printed on a t-shirt or something. Anyway, just thought I’d share.

Image from Yearbook of Science and the Future, from The Reanimation Library