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Movie: Futurama 1939 New York World’s Fair “To New Horizons” 1940 General Motors 23min
‘Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the “Futurama” exhibit in GM’s “Highways and Horizons” pavilion at the World’s Fair, which looks ahead to the “wonder world of 1960.”’
Futurama was an exhibit/ride at the 1939 New York World’s Fair designed by Norman Bel Geddes that tried to show the world 20 years into the future (1959—1960). Sponsored by the General Motors Corporation, the installation was characterized by its automated highways and vast suburbs. Compared to other “visions of the future,” Bel Geddes’ was rather achievable—the most advanced technology posited was the automated highway system, of which General Motors built a working prototype by 1960….
Mar 21, 2014 / 220 notes

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Movie: Futurama 1939 New York World’s Fair “To New Horizons” 1940 General Motors 23min

‘Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the “Futurama” exhibit in GM’s “Highways and Horizons” pavilion at the World’s Fair, which looks ahead to the “wonder world of 1960.”’

Futurama was an exhibit/ride at the 1939 New York World’s Fair designed by Norman Bel Geddes that tried to show the world 20 years into the future (1959—1960). Sponsored by the General Motors Corporation, the installation was characterized by its automated highways and vast suburbs. Compared to other “visions of the future,” Bel Geddes’ was rather achievable—the most advanced technology posited was the automated highway system, of which General Motors built a working prototype by 1960….

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Futurama was an exhibit/ride at the 1939 New York World’s Fair designed by Norman Bel Geddes that tried to show the world 20 years into the future (1959–1960). Sponsored by the General Motors Corporation, the installation was characterized by its automated highways and vast suburbs.
Mar 21, 2014 / 92 notes

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Futurama was an exhibit/ride at the 1939 New York World’s Fair designed by Norman Bel Geddes that tried to show the world 20 years into the future (1959–1960). Sponsored by the General Motors Corporation, the installation was characterized by its automated highways and vast suburbs.

Mar 20, 2014

((Whining))||Can we go get some cake in the middle of the night? god i miss that.

and why is this music so sad

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DAVID SHRIGLEYUntitled, 2008Ink on paper 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (each) Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, New York (AK# 5780) 
Mar 7, 2014 / 9,732 notes

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DAVID SHRIGLEY
Untitled, 2008
Ink on paper 
16 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (each) 
Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, New York 
(AK# 5780) 

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