The Future Was at Her Fingertips

1843 Ada Lovelace writes what is considered the first computer program
1867 The typewriter is introduced
1908 Kikunae Ikeda proposes the existence of umami
1950 A cybernetic tortoise is designed by William Grey Walter
1963 Rajko Tomović develops one of the earliest artificial limbs with a sense of touch known as the Belgrade Hand
1968 Marvin Minsky creates the tentacle arm
1968 Marvin Minsky is an adviser on the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey
1973 The Internet consists of 25 computers
1977 In Demon Seed by Donald Cammell, Susan Harris is impregnated by an artificial intelligence called Protheus; the AI uses the Belgrade Hand as its robotic prop
1980 Tito dies
1984 Hewlett Packard introduces the first inkjet printer available to consumers
1984 Jivamukti Yoga is founded in New York
1987 The second to last Relay of Youth takes place in Yugoslavia; the baton is made of Plexiglas with 8 drops of blood
1988 Worm plagues the Internet
1989 Borka Jerman Blažić registers the .yu domain
1989 Corbis is founded by Bill Gates
1996 Olia Lialina makes My Boyfriend Came Back from the War
1997 Zeroes + Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture by Sadie Plant is published
1998 The first Lululemon store opens in Vancouver
2000 Saint Isidore of Seville is declared the patron saint of the Internet by the Vatican; he is also the patron saint of computers, computer users, and computer technicians
2006 Spam intensifies to 96% of all emails
2008 Bhutan acknowledges women’s full right to vote
2008 Shapeways launches a service allowing customers to design and produce their own 3-dimensional products
2010 .yu is the most heavily used top-level domain ever to be deleted
2012 Bayer MaterialScience LLC updates their soft-touch coating technology
2012 In Prometheus by Ridley Scott, Dr. Elizabeth Shaw performs an abortion on herself, removing the alien fetus
2013 Zaha Hadid becomes the Veuve Clicquot businesswoman of the year
2025 New Zealand is completely smoke-free
2099 Most conscious beings lack a permanent physical form

Aleksandra Domanović was born in 1981 in Novi Sad and relocated to Slovenia in 1984. She has exhibited widely with solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Basel, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France; SPACE, London; and Tanya Leighton, Berlin. Domanović was commissioned to create a large-scale public sculpture for the 4th Marrakech Biennale in 2012. Her other recent exhibitions include: Meanwhile, Suddenly and Then, 12th Biennale de Lyon (forthcoming), A Different Kind of Order, ICP Triennial, New York (2013), Les Cadeaux Du Présent, Centre d’art Neuchâtel, France (2011); based in Berlin, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2011); and Free, New Museum, New York (2010). Domanović lives and works in Berlin.