Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I Have Seen The Future Of Art, and It Is The Jetsons

I was walking around at RPI today in Troy, NY, and came across this EMPAC (Experimental Media and Arts Center) thing.

So what is this all about, this high tech futuristic stuff? It reminds me of that juvenile imagination of the glorious future we used to watch as kids on saturday mornings called the Jetsons. and then i looked harder, and something actually looked familiar. could it be? I had to check:

Yes, it's her! Jane Jetson! Million dollar serious performing arts center and it's modelled after a cartoon's hairdoo. Hopefully I will write a more detailed deconstruction of this hideous piece of architecture shortly.

Also, I'm taking up a collection to raise money to ship it off to the moon.

Ok, i realize that's an artist's conception, so i found this photo (see below):


leah said...

Hmmm... well, I'm happy Jane Jetson inspired something!

Tom said...


Damn that is some funny dinges!

marina mati said...

It's not very attractive from what I can tell but I'd have to see it for myself to decide. I really can't tell from the photo.

Anonymous said...

you just have to rub it in, don't you whadaya mean: we used to watch as kids on saturday mornings

some of us were outside playing in the fresh air!

barry goldman said...

if you stand further back from it there are puffy things on top that make it even more a spittin' image of Jane!