While researching for Portals we came across books, movies, and other stuff that embodies the spirit of time fluidity and futurism. Here’s some suggested reading (and listening, and watching…)
- William Gibson, “The Gernsback Continuum” (1981). Available in the collection Burning Chrome. Ocean State Libraries (Text can also be found online.)
- Wikipedia entry for Charles Piazzi Smyth, particularly the “Pyramidological researches” section. For a sense of the range of schemes proposed during the debate over unified time.
- Edmund Arthur Engler, “Time-Keeping in Paris,” Popular Science Monthly, vol. 20 (1882). Online
- Paul J. Nahin, Time Machines: Time Travel in Physics, Metaphysics, and Science Fiction (New York: Springer-Verlag, 1999). For the nitty-gritty details of how to keep your time machine in working order. WorldCat
- I.F. Clarke, The Pattern of Expectation, 1644-2001 (New York: Basic Books, 1979). WorldCat
- Joseph J. Corn & Brian Horrigan, Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996). Ocean State Libraries
- Peter Galison, Einstein’s Clocks, Poincare’s Maps: Empires of Time (New York: W.W. Norton: 2003). PPL
- Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014). PPL
- Gizmodo’s Meanwhile in the Future podcast. Soundcloud, iTunes, Overcast
- Radiolab’s “Beyond Time” episode.
- On the Media’s “Digital Dark Age” episode.
- Sun Ra Arkestra – The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra
- Joseph Haydn – Il Mondo della Luna
- Joe Meek – I Hear a New World
- Bjork – Biophilia