The Power of the Past in Grounding Us

Leonard Woolley’s excavation of Ur, 1900. / Courtesy Boston Public Library By Ben Thomas / 08.17.2017 In his essay The Machine-Tooled Happyland (1965), Ray Bradbury lays out his vision for the theme park of the future. Along with standard-issue attractions such as carousels and rollercoasters, tomorrow’s theme park must also contain an ‘audio-animatronic museum’, which features ‘Robot[…]