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Retro Future

If you know who Georges Bataille is and what Deleuzian Philosophy is then the online journal Rhizomes is for you. Even if you don’t dabble in philosophical discourse, you might want to read Utopian Accidents from the current issue of the journal.

The author examines Walt Disney’s prototype city of EPCOT and the 1990s construction of Celebration, Florida in relation to how America’s view of the utopian future city has changed. Most of the heavy reading is left until the end, so the reader is free to imagine how these ideas have extended themselves to the various Tomorrowlands and their recent shift away from forecasting the future, to reflecting a fantasy about the potential tomorrows of yesteryear.