Friday, April 6, 2007


by Kevin Bracken

It is often said that the best way to predict the future is to invent it. This is precisely what Jacque Fresco has been urging humankind to do. Industrial designer, engineer, inventor, and artist, Fresco is often described as a modern-day Leonardo Da Vinci. Encouraging society and government to envision a world where we use our collective energies to create buildings and cityscapes that benefit the greatest number of people on a global scale, Fresco's ideas may literally save the planet.

Produced and directed by Academy Award Nominee William Gazecki, Future By Design won the best documentary award at the Australian International Film Festival.

Tomorrow night, Mark Szilard, local sustainability guru, Burner and engineer extraordinaire, is bringing the award-winning film to Toronto. Catch the screening at the Bloor Cinema on Saturday at 7 PM, $10.