iOS app Android app

Worlds Fair

The Maker Faire New York

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 09.24.2014 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

The World Maker Faire New York is a lot to take in. I'm not sure I really saw all of it during the two days. There isn't a more natural location for the World Maker Faire New York than the New York Hall of Science.

The World's Fair Site That Broke All the Rules -- And Lived to Tell the Tale

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Lauren Walser Three teenagers stand on the Tent of Tomorrow's steel mezzanine platform. World's Fair sites were rarely built to last. Just a han...

PHOTOS: How Today's Innovations Were Predicted In 1964

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.21.2014 | Science

What scientific developments did Americans in 1964 think would be around today? These photos (seen below) from the 1964 World's Fair in New York City ...

The Best And Worst Predictions From The 1964 World's Fair

AP | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York World's Fair of 1964 introduced 51 million visitors to a range of technological innovations and predictions during its ...

Iconic 1964 World's Fair Towers Could Be Torn Down

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- They were designed for the 1964 World's Fair as sleek, space-age visions of the future: three towers topped by flying-saucer-like pla...

How The New York Hall Of Science Is Building Learning Networks Worldwide

Stephen Miles Uzzo, PhD. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Stephen Miles Uzzo, PhD.

What quickly became evident as I walked through the doors of the Science Centre World Summit near Brussels last week was the diversity of cultures and perspectives that had converged on this one spot for just a few days. So how do we weave diversity into how we communicate vital STEM ideas at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)?

A Brief History of America's Most Influential Pleasure Wheel

Alex Doll | Posted 04.16.2014 | Weird News
Alex Doll

February 14 is a date which has become synonymous with sentiment soaked in commercialism and awkward obligation. It is important to remember that this date also witnessed the birth of a dreamer.

Mourning a Friend I Never Met

Sherman Yellen | Posted 02.26.2014 | Good News
Sherman Yellen

She didn't email or have a computer, but she had something better than that for communicating: a generous heart.

Blink, Eureka, Aha: Inspiration in Oz, Disney World, Carnivals

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

I believe traveling carnivals are worthy of study because they operate so close to the heartbeat of local epicenters -- neighborhoods, churches, commercial hubs. At that spot they increase the pulse with sights, sounds, tastes and thrills.

Kickstarter Aims To Photograph Every World's Fair Site

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 07.21.2013 | Arts

Montreal 1967 World’s Fair, “Man and His World,” Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House, 2012. Image © Jade Dosko...

Designed for Democracy: When Public Goes Private a Park Loses Its Heart

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Nationally, in the wake of urban growth and renewal, there is considerable debate about whether public parks and open space should be given away or sold to for-profit enterprises. Are they valuable civic resources or just places to put stuff?

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Epilogue)

James Stack | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

All I could think about was Daddy. Not the man who had held the gun, but the man who used to come into my room and tuck me in at night, the man who would talk to me until I fell asleep, the man who would help me in my times of worry and distress.

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Chapter 24)

James Stack | Posted 12.13.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Daddy was going deeper and deeper into his own imaginary world -- a world where alcohol made him a man, gave him a sense of wealth, and provided him with something no human would ever be able to give him.

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Chapter 23)

James Stack | Posted 12.07.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

I kept thinking about what had happened. Daddy had tried to kill Matthew and Mark, and we had kicked him out of the camper and left him in Canada. I'd been left behind once and had had to walk home. What if Daddy had to walk all the way to South Carolina?

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Chapter 22)

James Stack | Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

We were rocking out as we pulled up to the United States border. And then I was suddenly afraid. Daddy wasn't with us, it was after midnight, and our leaving at this hour was, to my mind, a little suspicious.

'Daddy Pulled Out One Of The Pistols'... Fearless Memoir: 'World's Fair,' Chapter 21

James Stack | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Daddy's expression was twisted with fury and madness. Suddenly the fiend in him focused in on the drawer beside the sink. With his one free hand, he reached over, opened the drawer, and pulled out one of the pistols.

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Chapter 20)

James Stack | Posted 11.29.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

There we were, torn down the middle, loving our father but hating his drinking. We'd all seen the movie Days of Wine and Roses. Jack Lemmon had been able to quit drinking in the movie. Why not Daddy?

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Chapter 19)

James Stack | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Daddy's been arrested for public drunkenness," Gee said finally. "The security man told me Daddy was sleeping it off, and that he'll be returned to us at the campsite in the morning."

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Chapter 18)

James Stack | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

My feet refused to move; they were glued to the ground. I looked down at them and said out loud, "Move, damn it! Why won't you move?" But they wouldn't budge. It was at this moment that I realized I was terror-stricken -- gripped in the claws of fear.

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Chapter 17)

James Stack | Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Daddy walked over to me and put his hand on my shoulder. "Wait till you're older to try and smoke," he said. "There's no need to rush it. And please, whatever you do, don't smoke oval cigarettes in pink paper with a silver filter."

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Chapter 16)

James Stack | Posted 11.15.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Gee and I found ourselves in the camper with Matthew, who had assumed a prissy attitude. He restated that we had come to the World's Fair as a family and that we should go to the exhibits as a family. We agreed, but what could we do? None of us wanted to spend the day in a bar.

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Chapter 15)

James Stack | Posted 11.09.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

I loved I Dream of Jeannie and always thought it would be great to have a genie in a bottle who would grant me three wishes. I'd probably end up forfeiting one of my wishes to get Daddy to stop drinking, because all that came out of his bottle was the devil.

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Chapter 14)

James Stack | Posted 11.08.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Daddy wanted to go back to the Brewers' Pavilion because they'd seemed to like people who drank, so he knew he wouldn't be cut off the booze chain.

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Chapter 13)

James Stack | Posted 11.02.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Daddy ordered a beer as soon as we were seated, and a second one before we had ordered. He was on his fifth by the time we had finished eating. As he tapped on his empty glass, Gee said, "Daddy, I think you've had enough."

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Chapter 12)

James Stack | Posted 11.01.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

I let my pants drop to the floor and stepped out of them as I wrapped my towel around my waist and slid out of my boxers. I looked over to my right and there was a man with a big smile on his face. I was screwed. Even the adults were going to laugh at me.