Maya Deren / The very eye of the night / 1958
Hans Richter / Rhythm 21 / 1921 /
World’s Fair, Futurama (1939)
Seeing the world of tomorrow: The Futurama feature of the General Motors highways and horizons exhibit at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, showing how visitors viewed the world of tomorrow from comfortable moving sound chairs while touring a vast scale model of the American countryside, with the exhibit covering more than 35,00 square feet. Futurama was the largest scale model ever constructed; it included more than 500,000 buildings and houses, over a million trees, and 50,000 motor vehicles, many of which were in motion.
Technology is the name we give to things that don’t work yet.”
Danny Hillis, quoted by Brian Eno
Anton Giulio Bragaglia, Young Man Swinging, 1912