Darren Garrett

12 Stories by Darren Garrett

Future Fragments

While doing the research for "A Visual History of the Future," we collected a huge amount of incredible material.
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The Future We Were Promised

What's missing in these visions of the future? How did these visions inspire future generations building the world of tomorrow?
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Architects of the Future

While some ideas toyed with the building blocks, others reflected a desire to fundamentally reshape urban life–and to solve some of society's most pressing...
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Animating the Future

Walt Disney was a pioneer, looking to the future in animation, film and TV–popular entertainment working to sell Disney's vision of the future to...
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Fact, Fiction, and the Future

These publications were meant to educate–but also to entertain. Their illustrations were drawn by artists who were also some of the 20th century's most...
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How Ad Men Invented the Future

While the war continued, brands were keen to stay in the public consciousness, giving Americans hope for the future; they promised a peacetime world...
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A Visual History of the Future

Decades ago, artists' imaginings formed high expectations about the world to come. Were these just fantasies–or was it the work of pioneers whose visions...
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The Beginning of the Future

But by the 19th century, global imperialism had shrunk those "uncharted" spaces. At the same time, rapid advances in science and technology laid the...
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The Improbable, Bold History of Space Concept Art

The collaboration between NASA and artists stretches right back to the start of the space program.
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Mapped: The World’s Animal Robot Hotspots

New artificial life forms are being created all over the planet. Here's a quick safari through some of the most important centers for animal...
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