gasp! I need some air, and was searching for it at - of all places- on google, semi-geek that I am, when I came across this website. Not quite what I was looking for, but refreshing nevertheless.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Futurama - 1939

Wired magazine ran a rather interesting article today, and I thought I should post it here - if nothing else, for my own reference in future.

The Original Futurama

Apparently, this is what the Futurama cartoon is named after. Given that this was done in 1939, it provides remarkable insights into design and development that was projected for 1960. In many ways, this is the anti-1984, all full of hope and positiveness.

Here are the links to a video - in 2 parts - of the 1939 fair on YouTube, courtesy RetroRacer13:
GM Futurama - 1939 World's Fair - Part 1
GM Futurama - 1939 World's Fair - Part 2

Hope you enjoy these as much as I did!


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