The history of Somerville, 2010-2100

posted by on 2009.02.27, under Uncategorized

What will the future hold for Somerville? We’re trying to figure that out, and we need your help!

“The history of Somerville, 2010-2100″ is an art project that explores what the future might be like. If you’d like to participate, please let us know any of the following:

1. What do you think (or hope, or fear) you will personally be doing in the future? And when you think it will happen by? (Will you buy a condo in Union Square in 2043? Will you have twins in 2011? Will your unborn child become a famous pianist in 2074?)

2. What you think (or hope, or fear) Somerville will be like in the future? (Will there be hi-rise apartment buildings in Davis Square? Will the plague strike? Will your neighborhood be gentrified? When?)
Tell us a story! Draw us a picture! Make us a map! All participants will receive full credit for their images, concepts, stories, and data; they will also receive a copy of the illustrated timeline that we will produce.

We can be reached at future.of.somerville@gmail.com , and our website is here .
We hope to hear from you!

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All information received by June 30, 2009 will be included in our presentation at Davis Square’s Artbeat Festival in July 2009. This presentation will include a lecture; a Future Information table; and an illustrated timeline that you can take home with you.

All information received by December 31, 2009 will be available for all to see on our website.

This project is organized by Tim Devin, and is sponsored in part by the Somerville Arts Council. Click here to see our Facebook group page.

Canon

posted by on 2009.02.05, under Uncategorized

“The international Standard paper sizes, called the A series, is based on a golden rectangle, the divine proportion. It is extremely handsome and practical as well. It is adopted by many countries around the world and is based on the German DIN metric Standards. The United States uses a basic letter size (8 1/2 x 11”)  
of ugly proportions, and results in complete chaos with an endless amount of paper sizes. It is a by-product of the culture of free enterprise, competition and waste. Just another example of the misinterpretations of freedom.”

From the hot new free pdf by and about Massimo Vignelli.

Seen at SwissMiss.

Canon

posted by on 2009.02.05, under Uncategorized

“The international Standard paper sizes, called the A series, is based on a golden rectangle, the divine proportion. It is extremely handsome and practical as well. It is adopted by many countries around the world and is based on the German DIN metric Standards. The United States uses a basic letter size (8 1/2 x 11”)  
of ugly proportions, and results in complete chaos with an endless amount of paper sizes. It is a by-product of the culture of free enterprise, competition and waste. Just another example of the misinterpretations of freedom.”

From the hot new free pdf by and about Massimo Vignelli.

Seen at SwissMiss.

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