Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Out of This World

Out of This World is at the British Library, London NW1, 20 May to 25 Sept

Nothing provokes nostalgia like the projected futures from our past. There they are, recorded in the pages of Amazing Stories and on strips of celluloid. Jet-pack and warp drive, digital immortality and interstellar travel: science fiction dreams that remind us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Nightmares, too, that linger on into the present and its imagined posterity. The uncanniness of aliens, clones and robots; the implacable mechanisms of surveillance states; the revenge of mutated organisms and wrecked ecosystems.
by James Purdon, Guardian

1 comment:

  1. We're selling the prints from this exhibition! Check http://www.magnoliabox.com/content/british-library