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Eighties Pop Star Will Become Professor at Johns Hopkins

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When I first read that Thomas Dolby, the musician behind 1980s chart-topper “She Blinded Me With Science,” I thought it was a joke on the university’s science-minded students. But it’s actually not a joke at all; Dolby, a digital music pioneer, will become the school’s first Homewood Professor of the Arts.

Real Estalking: Looking Back on a House of the Future

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12 Laurelford Court, Cockeysville

$1,299,000

6 br/6.5 ba

Do you remember the Carousel of Progress ride at Disney World? More specifically, the scene where the animatronic family is portrayed living in the future, their home tricked out with imagined technological advances? The attraction has been updated in recent years, but when I first saw it in the early eighties the future was a mauve and aqua spectacle of MTV inspired design.

I was ten-years old and I loved the look of the futuristic home. I returned from my Disney trip inspired and created a folder with “dream house” written in bubble letters. There, I stashed design ideas that included a purple Formica platform bed, a sunken lounge area and a rainbow wall mural.

I think someone found my folder.

There is a house for sale in Cockeysville that might as well be a time capsule from 1983. All the classic elements are included: built in pastel furniture, brushed stainless steel fixtures, austere white walls, geometric artwork and skylights aplenty.

My ten-year-old-self wants to do a back handspring. My thirty-nine-year-old-self can’t do that anymore but is still intrigued.

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