The 1962 Atlantis World Fair


Atlantis has beaten R’lyeh in a bid for the 1962 World Fair. It’s a shame, but the resulting website is a monkey’s dream.

Atlantis World Fair

Go there and enjoy.

Who said we need flash for complex interaction design? Adobe, that’s who.

BTW, side note: I want to include the following quote about R’lyeh, because it is the greatest.

Without knowing what futurism is like, Johansen achieved something very close to it when he spoke of the city; for instead of describing any definite structure or building, he dwells only on broad impressions of vast angles and stone surfaces–surfaces too great to belong to any thing right or proper for this earth, and impious with horrible images and hieroglyphs. I mention his talk about angles because it suggests something Wilcox had told me of his awful dreams. He said that the geometry of the dream-place he saw was abnormal, non-Euclidean, and loathsomely redolent of spheres and dimensions apart from ours. Now an unlettered seaman felt the same thing whilst gazing at the terrible reality.

— The Call of Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft