Artifacts of the Future: Design in the Space Age 1957-1972

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rancho Mirage Public Library
Community Room

Event Details

How did envisioning the future, the exuberance of the times and the all-pervasive Space Race meld to influence the prescient design aesthetic in the Space Age era? Join Cultural archaeologist Martin McGee to find out during Modernism Week 2019. McGee has spent years researching the period and collecting its artifacts to advance understanding about the astonishing epoch that bridges the Atomic Age and the Information Age; fifteen pivotal years where science fiction and science fact intersected to create a weird and fascinating narrative- the seismic juncture of the modern and postmodern that still reverberates today.His presentation will highlight pieces that exemplify the unique look of the Space Age that is inspiring and resonating with our present day designers. Prior to his lecture, McGee will also be introducing a screening of the Space Age era classic film Marooned at 10 a.m. Also, be sure to visit the free Artifacts of the Future exhibit running February 15-18 in the lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Event Type(s): Lectures & Discussions