“The beagle in your brain connects nonlinear events – think of these events as a collection of dots – to reveal fantastic patterns. Intuition. Humor. Leap of Faith. These are just three of the beagle’s names.“
“This guy had such a big mind.
He thought globally when other people were thinking of particular problems, but I think it was just the way his head worked that he could see the confluence of all these things together.”
– Larry Speck, a professor of architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, speaking of Norman Bel Geddes
I Have Seen the Future:
Norman Bel Geddes Designs America
An exhibit to be held September 11, 2012 – January 6, 2013
at the University of Texas in Austin.
When you drive on an interstate highway, attend a multimedia Broadway show, or watch a football game in an all-weather stadium, you owe a debt of gratitude to Norman Bel Geddes (1893–1958). Geddes was both a visionary and a pragmatist who had a significant role in shaping not only modern America but also the nation’s image of itself as leading the way into the future. Geddes was a polymath who had no academic or professional training in the activities he mastered—designing stage sets, costumes, and lighting; creating theater buildings, offices, nightclubs, and houses; and authoring prescient books and articles. Geddes believed that art, as well as architecture and design, could make people’s lives psychologically and emotionally richer.
– Excerpted from the U.T. website promoting the exhibit
Hey! Why not plan on staying an extra half-day when you come to Wizard Academy and you can takein the exhibit. It’s only a 20-minute drive from the Academy campus.