Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Digital Production Arts
This project explores the aesthetics of retrofuturism and the historical context of the house of the future. Retrofuturism captures how people perceived the future during previous eras in history. Conceptions of the future reflect the time period in which they are created. I designed and implemented a 3D model of a house of the future to express the aesthetics of mid-century modernism. I created the models in ZBrush and Maya. I took inspiration from The Jetsons cartoon, the New York World’s Fair of 1964-65, and Disneyland’s original Tomorrowland theme park. This project also incorporates contemporary features to reflect modern concerns. These concerns include gender roles, consumerism, environmentalism, and automation. The intent is to embrace an optimistic view of the future, while not ignoring social problems of the present.
Woodruff, Alyssa, "Designing the House of the Future: Social Commentary on Retrofuturism" (2022). All Theses. 3906.