Art

Nostalgia for a future that never happened: Bruce McCall on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

Bruce McCall paints a future that never happened — full of flying cars, polo-playing tanks and the RMS Tyrannic, “The Biggest Thing in All the World.” At Serious Play ’08, he narrates a brisk and funny slideshow of his faux-nostalgic art. (Recorded at Serious Play ’08, May 2008, in Pasadena, California. Duration: 13:01.)

Watch Bruce McCall’s talk from Serious Play ’08 on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 400+ TEDTalks — including more talks about what makes us happy.

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