Sunday, April 18, 2010


Jacque Fresco is an inventor and futurist. Known by many as a modern-day Da Vinci, he has a vision of a future in which war is outdated, there is no shortage of necessary resources and the focus as a species is sustainability.

He sees this as a "possible future" with real and viable alternatives to our current paradigm of militarism and commercialism.

Better yet, Academy-Award nominated filmmaker William Gazecki is bringing Fresco's vision to Brazosport College in the form of his film, Future by Design. The film is scheduled to play at The Clarion at Brazosport College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in honor of Earth Day.

Gazecki will be present to introduce the film and to lead a discussion after the film's conclusion.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.

Future by Design is a documentary that shares Fresco's life and far- reaching vision. Peer to Einstein and Buckminster Fuller, Fresco is a self-taught futurist who describes himself most often as a multi-disciplinarian or "generalist," a student of many inter-related fields .

He is a prolific inventor and has spent his entire life - he is 89 - conceiving of and devising inventions on various scales that involve the use of innovative technology.

The film explores Fresco's world of the future, where scientific method, not politics, rules world operations, and all human activities and efforts are directed toward achieving dynamic equilibrium between man and nature.