Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jacques Fresco - Futurist Designer

His work is a revelation and fascination; it stems from Bucky Fuller's futurism and seems to have influenced many contemporary architectural projects. But see for yourself, the 2006 film, Future by Design by William Gazecki is a documentary about Fresco's life and output.  (get DVD here; trailer here and here )
Anyone who loves vintage World's Fair futurism, as I do, Utopian conceptualizing and optimistic urban planning will enjoy Fresco's work and outlook.
He is a self-educated structural designer,  industrial designer, philosopher of science, concept artist, educator, and futurist, with focus on philosophy, science, and engineering. 

The Venus Project presents a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture. There are many people today who are concerned with the serious problems that face our modern society: unemployment, violent crime, replacement of humans by technology, over-population and a decline in the Earth's ecosystems.