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September 18, 2006

Jacque Fresco's Future by Design

image from one of Jacque Fresco's cities

For more than a half-century, inventor and futurist Jacque Fresco has been on a quixotic quest to redesign cities, transportation... hell, all of human society when you get right down to it. Envisioning changes on a scale right up there with R. Buckminster Fuller and Paolo Soleri, Fresco champions what he calls a 'resource-based economy' that replaces the need for the scarcity-oriented monetary economy we have now.

There's now a documentary film about Fresco called Future by Design. It's not exactly in what you would call wide release, but it looks like it would be worth keeping an eye out for it. And the trailer is definitely worth a look.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at September 18, 2006 09:35 AM


I can not believe I can not find any of Jacque Fresco really great art work online. Well I show allot of my stuff online. I remember seeing his art in a calendar about ten years ago. I also remember seeing his art when I was a kid. They may have been water color. I sent the following email to Tom Oftenger chair of the computer division of my college:

PS I found this artist I was trying to tell Marshall about. His name is Jacque Fresco. I have none about this guy since my teens. I am inspired by his work because I believe allot of my work is ahead of its time. You should have him at one of your meetings.

Posted by: Radman of Radman_Art at January 6, 2007 09:33 AM

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Posted by: davidvogt at February 3, 2007 08:36 AM