Need to read this essay from the catalog by Hugh Dubberly and Paul Pangaro. Apparently Dubberly has the full text on his website (Yay, because I have so many books, I really don't want to buy anymore -- there's no more room.) http://www.dubberly.com/articles/cybernetics-and-counterculture.html
I had seen the Archigram show at the Contemporary in Chicago a few years ago (Archigram was a futuristic architecture group from England in the late 60s, early 70s) In this exhibition, I was introduced to similar groups -- a few pics:
Mr Machine checking out the posters
Please excuse the lack of detail regarding some of these works - My aim here is to preserve some of my inspiration and favorite works from the show.
Ettore Sottsass, from The Planet As Festival, 1972 , handcolored lithographs on paper (above)
Onyx, Parsec City, Mike Hinge 1968-1970 (above)
Sture Johannesson, The Aquarian Planetarium, Day and Night, I am You, Copenhagen, 1969, Screenprint, Lithograph, and offset print on paper. (above)
This one really reminded me of what Edouardo Paolozzi was doing at the same time.
I love these things!
Haus-Rucker-Co Mind Expander 2, 1968 (above)
This was designed for two people to sit in
Ant Farm Black Van (above)