FUTUREPAST

Many forms of mass transportation are now possible, such as tramways, monorails, conveyer systems, buses, trackless trains, helicopters, hydrofoils, and hovercraft, which can be used in moving people to and within a park. Roads should not be considered for internal use until a thorough and thoughtful determination has been made of the most meaningful way in which people can experience the park
—  National recreation and park association special publication #1501 1975

malachitegrey replied to your post: March 23rd me: The rest of the river drive won’t…

Is this April 23rd of 2012 or have you had a vision of future conversations?

THANK YOU for catching that! I am always confused and in need of being watched closely and even more so lately. I made that same mistake on several posts, hopefully I got them all. Those conversations happened in March.

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It was another typical day in the run down, Victorian shack of William Shakesphere. Birds chirping, gay sex ringing in the ear of the estates spherical proprietor. The date, September 1st, 2370. The day the world will truly realize the greatness that is William Shakesphere! He sits in his study, dreaming of his future in the world of theatre, his manservant and trusted platonic companion Whiteman Whitmin walks in.

“Whiteman! How are you doing today dear boy?”

“Oi! Great to see ya on this fine day Mr.Sphere! How goes your process this afternoon?”

He scratches his chin with a wild twinkle in his spherical eyeball. 

“Today, Whiteman! Today I will show the world my magical plays!”

Whiteman smiles, but then grows a concerned look upon his face.

“But…sir, aren’t you worried about your…Conditions?”

“Look here boy,may be a heterosexual sphere in a world full of flat gays, but I SHALL overcome! The world will know my name! WILLIAM SHAKESPHERE!

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Future past, part II

Discover the hidden features and intricate interior of this cabinet.

One of the finest achievements of European furniture making, this cabinet is the most important product from Abraham (1711–1793) and David Roentgen’s (1743–1807) workshop. A writing cabinet crowned with a chiming clock, it features finely designed marquetry panels and elaborate mechanisms that allow for doors and drawers to be opened automatically at the touch of a button. Owned by King Frederick William II, the Berlin cabinet is uniquely remarkable for its ornate decoration, mechanical complexity, and sheer size.

This cabinet is from Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and is on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens:http://www.metmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/listings/2012/roentgen

Footage courtesy of VideoART GmbH and Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.