At World's Fairs, spectators could travel between the 'future in the present' industrial temples (associated with European nations) to the supposed 'past' in the present: displays of 'traditional' cultures found in the colonies. Photo: The hall of industry at the Stockholm "General Art and Industry Exhibition", Norsk Teknisk Museum.
The central 'Imperial Pavilion' of the 1867 World Fair in Paris showed decidedly 'Eastern' features, and the Prussians submitted what they called a 'Moorish kiosk'. Picture: Deutsches Museum.
For Portugal, it was challenging to establish and maintain communications with distant colonies in Africa. They connected the telegraphic station Lourenço Marques in Mozambique to Portugal with a submarine cable. Photo: Telegraphic station at the end of submarine cable linking Portugal with Mozambique, Saber Tropical Knowledge.
Behind the Iron Curtain there there were only a few innovations in the computer industry. One example was this floppy disk drive designed in 1974 by Marcell Janosi from Budapest Radio Technology Factory. Hungarian Museum for Science, Technology and Transport.
In around 130 German scientists from the German rocket program moved to Huntsville to work at the Ordnance Guided Missile Center. Soon they began to leave a cultural mark on the town, which included an annual Oktoberfest.
From Students of the Polytechnic Institute in Warsaw were obligated to wear uniforms. Mostly to prevent poorly dressed students and to keep students away from demonstrations (because they would be recognized).