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So is the War “a Leap Forward for Humanity?”

I found several topics that overlapped between the talk about futurism and violence and Ana’s talk about Military Patients and Medical Power in WWI that I thought would be interesting to discuss. In the lecture on futurism, Professor Rizzo mentioned… Continue Reading →

Dangerous Rhetoric

During the question portion of Prof. Rizzo’s talk on the movement of Futurism, an audience member remarked that it almost seemed that Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Futurism’s founder, did not believe his own act, and might be trying to get people… Continue Reading →

The Inspiration For Brave New World?

Could futurism be the root cause for Huxley’s Brave New World? In this writer’s opinion, yes. Futurism was an artistic movement that violently celebrated advances in technology and rejected traditional ways of life. They believed that war was a good… Continue Reading →

Futurism in the Modern World

Although some of the Futurist’s ideas were extreme, I think it is interesting how some of their concepts have translated into modern times. The Futurists glorified violence and industrial warfare, even after experiencing the carnage of World War I. Similarly,… Continue Reading →

Justifying Futurism

Initially, I was baffled by professor Gianluca Rizzo’s description of Futurism. It seemed unthinkable that someone would advocate for violent war as a way to create utopia. Parts of Futurism – the emphasis on fighting blandness, the wacky clothing –… Continue Reading →

Futurism

Professor Ricco’s lecture on futurism was, in reality, quite frightening when one looks at their beliefs. They were interested in destruction, and anti establishment. They were a group of individuals who were anti tradition and were perpetually in search of… Continue Reading →

To the Grenade: Thank You

Machines will kill you, and it will kill nature, and it will destroy all land known to man. The futurists wanted this destruction caused to nature, believing that machines were more preferable, and that men with war scars, injured or… Continue Reading →

Futurism and Nature

The last lecture we had was on futurism, a social movement that focused especially on technology. Futurism was a term that I had heard of before, but never really cared to investigate further. After Tuesday’s lecture, I was interested by… Continue Reading →

Advancing towards the future

It seems that man has always wondered about what the future holds. Even today, we look forward with curiosity regarding what is to come. So, what does the future entail? War, the reinvention of nature, and the absence of pasta,… Continue Reading →

Too Machine Like?

One thing that I found really interesting about futurism is that they do not like nature. I feel like nature is something that is so beautiful that even if you don’t really like it, you can still enjoy it. However,… Continue Reading →

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