Category Archives: Future

Emotive Architecture

Over the decades individuals have become more outward in their expression, most recently exemplified by the rise of social networks. Through their Design Probes initiative, electronics giant Philips has invested considerable resources researching technologies that afford users new modes of … Continue reading

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Fringe Architecture

This past Tuesday, Fox launched its first new drama series of the season, Fringe. The latest endeavor from Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams in collaboration with his former Alias cohorts, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. At the vanguard of fringe science … Continue reading

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A Watershed World

Floods or their imminent threat plagued the world last month from southern China to areas surrounding the Mississippi. While their effect on the natural landscape maybe temporary, 2004’s catastrophic Tsunami resulted in permanent coastal changes. With an accelerating increase in … Continue reading

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Ocean Arcologies

The notion of cities condensed into a singular structure or hyperstructure, has frequented works of fiction as far back as 1899 with H.G. Wells, When the Sleeper Wakes. The concept garnered wider attention seventy years later when Architect Paolo Soleri … Continue reading

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Future City: 20|21 – New York Modern Exhibition

Visions of future New York, conceived in the early twentieth century by artists & architects from Hugh Ferriss and Raymond Hood to Harvey Wiley Corbett are now on display at the Skyscraper Museum in lower Manhattan. Press Release New York … Continue reading

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Space Elevator

Conceived at the end of the nineteenth century, the concept of an elevator into space was brought to widespread attention by Arthur C. Clarke in his 1979 novel, The Fountains of Paradise. Thanks to advancements in the development and fabrication … Continue reading

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Visual Futurist: The Art & Life of Syd Mead

Last year’s documentary by Director Joaquin Montalvan on the world’s most famous concept designer, Syd Mead, is now available on DVD. This star studded documentary features in depth observations from Syd himself, but also the amazing cast of leading designers … Continue reading

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Design Studio Press

Concept design publisher, Design Studio Press just overhauled their website and released a 2007 catalog revealing several new titles. An impressive line-up punctuated by the first monograph of Patrick Tatopoulous and his Production Design and Creature Effects work on films … Continue reading

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Augmented Cognition

The Augmented Cognition Society website is hosting a short film set in 2030 entitled The Future of Augmented Cognition. AugCog science is a burgeoning field whose mandate involves the development of methods and tools that counteract the inherent bottlenecks in … Continue reading

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Postcard Visions of the Future

One of the early fads produced by industrialization was the postcard. Only fitting that some would depict cities and societies of the future. Clearly extrapolated from existing technology and designs, these transportation centric concepts were chaotic and exaggerated. More fantastical … Continue reading

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