retrofuture

Features

The Original Net Artists

The artists of Telidon, Canada's doomed pre-internet web.
Jordan Pearson
7.21.15
Culture

This Is the 'Fallout' of Podcasts

Horatio Dark’s Between the Lines is a sci-fi/horror radio drama beamed to you live out of the early Cold War era.
Alex Richardson
6.26.15
Music

What the Fuck Is Animusic?

These computer-animated music videos from the near retrofuture are synaesthetic mind-melters.
Claire L. Evans
10.16.14
history

The Military Plans for Dealing with Aliens, Zombies, and Other Unlikely Things

Essentially, the plan for meeting aliens is to figure it out as we go along.
Max Cherney
5.15.14
videos

The Earliest Flying Cars, Jetpacks, and Other Insane Retrofuture Inventions

The history of the future is fascinating to watch.
Meghan Neal
4.18.14
Technology

So Long, Windows XP

With its last official update having arrived today, Microsoft’s Windows XP can pretty much be declared dead.
Victoria Turk
4.8.14
Motherboard Blog

Vintage British Robot Annihilates Auction Estimates, Earns £17,500

Imagine waking up every morning and being greeted in your living room by a eight-foot tall aluminum 60-year-old with a neon green mohawk.
Derek Mead
9.9.13
videos

Time Travel: At Least He's Good With a Keytar

Truly cringeworthy.
Ariana Paoletti
8.29.13
Motherboard Blog

The Army's Flying Scooter and Air Donut Were Basically UFOs

We once lusted after flying cars. We now dream of smartwatches.
Derek Mead
8.29.13
Motherboard Blog

Cassette Tapes Are Almost Cool Again

And as the technology turns 50 this month, is anyone paying attention?
Zach Sokol
8.13.13
Motherboard Blog

Whoa, Internet Generation; McDonald's Just Nailed You

Credit where credit is due; these Big Mac ads are pretty stellar.
Fruzsina Eordogh
6.5.13
Motherboard Blog

Brilliant Mathematician Norbert Wiener Described the Robo-Apocalypse in 1949

Six decades later, the warning seems perfectly timed.
Meghan Neal
5.22.13
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