Future Visualizations

 

A few weeks ago when visiting the library I happened to read an old news magazine from 1914 and found future related visualizations there.

It was fascinating to see how the contemporary world were expected to morph. And the question rose; what platform of values, social norms, habits and structures were these futuristic thoughts based on and what do our society today say about the future we are visualizing tomorrow?

Is these kind of pictures just predictions or can they also be narratives to form the future with, fulfilling themselves in some sense?

Hallandsposten 1914:

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Related:  “Garden of Earthly Delights” H. Bosch 1504 (on Utopia/Dystopia)

 

Skärmavbild 2015-08-16 kl. 17.01.50

 

 

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