art & ag in brooklyn

posted August 22, 2009

a re-post from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Avant-Garde Agriculture, Architecture Meet in B’klyn
Futurists’ Workshop Attracts Students From All Over World
By Stephen Rex Brown


BROOKLYN — When Dr. Mitchell Joachim appeared on the Colbert Report he was only a short subway ride from his laboratory, where he and a group of fellow futurists envision a world where New Yorkers travel by jet pack, live in tree houses, and wear wristwatches made of in-vitro pig meat.

Despite the short trip, Joachim’s moment in the spotlight was a world apart from the Metropolitan Exchange Building on Flatbush Avenue, where he hatches the provocative ideas that earned him a spot on the 2008 “Smart List” in Wired magazine.

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