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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 →

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 →

The Art of Nature

Albrecht Dürer, a German Renaissance artist drew the “Great Piece of Turf” in 1503. Nowadays, the small watercolor painting might not seem that unusual because we are used to photographs of flora and fauna that capture the exact object within… Continue Reading →

Nature, Art, and Science

The concept of mimesis provides a fascinating context from which to examine the relationship between nature and art. Nature–that which is found in the natural world–is inextricably related to art (artifice)–that which is artificial or man-made–in that art is certainly… Continue Reading →

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