When I was a teenager in the 1960s, one of the must-watch shows on TV for me was Tomorrow’s World on the BBC. Presented without excess or fanfare, it gave me an enormously useful hand hold on science and technology. So I was pleased to come across today a 4-minute segment they broadcast in 1989 with their predictions for household technology in 2020. They get a few details wrong but I am impressed with just how much they got right 30 years ago.
I have been writing about malls and their economic problems since the summer of 2008. Further discussion, most of it 10 years old, can be found here, here, here, and here.
Philip Beuhler now gives us a photographic essay on the decline of one particular mall in Wayne, New Jersey.
Artworld, Philip Beuhler (2019)
There are some fascinating images here and, as the article states they are “neither a nostalgia fest nor disaster porn, but an unsparing documentation of the decay that marks time and cultural change.”