Google Hangout, Circa 1910?

Back to the future: French artists imagine technology in 2000.

10635776_10152729461190730_85846262127518285_nMore than a century ago, French artists were commissioned to create a series of postcards that imagined life as it would be for Parisians in the year 2000. As I prepare to join a Google Hangout that will link Convene editors in New York and Washington D.C., an image of the artist Villemard’s 1910 postcard seems particularly prescient.


Barbara Palmer

Barbara Palmer is senior editor and director of digital content.