Futures Past–A date at Brooklyn’s Union Hall

Futures Past–A date at Brooklyn’s Union Hall

This past Friday (Sept 8th), I had the extreme good fortune to take part in Empiricist League #20, aptly titled Histories of the Future. Along with my two fellow speakers, I had the chance to do a little time travel. Of course, as a historian and lover of all things steampunk, my talk didn’t look nearly so much at “future histories” (the future of architecture, agriculture, and space travel) as “Past futures.” I began the talk with a signature line from the my recent book CLOCKWORK FUTURES:

“Every good history begins with a story. The best of them build bridges through time where one story’s end is lost in the next one’s beginning, like a dragon swallowing its own tail.”

EMPIRICIST LEAGUE #20

EMPIRICIST LEAGUE #20

CLOCKWORK FUTURES: The Science of Steampunk, CITIES OF FUTURES PAST: Strange historical visions of the urban future, THE FINAL FRONTIER OF DESIGN: Working with NASA to design the next generation of spacesuit gloves. Friday September 8, 2017

2016 Brooklyn Book Fest

Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge, 250 Joralemon St Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 4:00pm Add to Calendar Death can be thought of as the elephant in the room that no one pays any attention to until we are profoundly changed as someone we love is dying, or dies, or blessedly...

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