Anthony Delbrun – February 18th

Reading the passages I love how each of the authors predicted the benefits technology can bring to the world to make our everyday lives easier. As the decades went by technology has gotten advanced that it inspired potential artists. Some people use technology for the world while others would use technology for the wrong doings. In “Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism (1909)” the author wanted to use technology for war and violence.

The reading “Aleksandr Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova, Aleksei Gan, Who We Are: Manifesto of the Constructivist Group (c. 1922)”, was interesting. I think what the author was trying to do is to show the readers that graphic design can be used in the real world to bring service for society. Example, we have train stations for trains to stop into the stations to drop off/pick up passengers. Each station has a different design so the people that designed the station used graphic design to their disposal to create something magnificent. It always baffled me how those stations were created.

This reading “El Lissitzky, Our Book (1926)”, takes me back into my freshman days of high school when my art teacher was telling us about this book. What my art teacher was telling me and my classmates was that technology has come a long way to help us all. Back in El Lissitzky’s time he didn’t had much of these luxuries we have now. She also explained how Lissitzky predicted technology would become easier to gain information quicker without having to rely on books. This reading also brings me back to a “Boy Meets World” episode where Mr. Feeny was upset how everyone has the technology to their benefit but abuse it. He made a comparison on how the student’s time period it takes seconds to release a website while in Gutenberg’s time period it took months to release a book. Lissitzky would be pleased that technology is having people gain information quicker but disappointed to how it puts books to shame and how some people abuse it.

Author: Anthony D

My name is Anthony Delbrun. I got my name from the biblical Saint of Padua Anthony. I was born on April 26th, 1999 at Kings County Hospital at approximately 5:27pm. I lived in Brooklyn, NY, USA for all my life but as for my parents they were born in Haiti. I come from a Haiti background but I barely speak the language. As a young boy growing in East Flatbush, I was a shy boy who didn't speak up for myself until the age of 7. What made me enroll in the Communication Design field is my passion for videogames and drawing. While growing I never really had a career decided for myself. The fact that there were so many jobs out there to my liking I couldn't choose. First I wanted to work at a pizzeria since I love to eat pizza. Second, I wanted to be a scientist because I wanted to make a time machine and take a blast from the past. Now we ALL know that's not possible. Lastly, I made up a fantasy career of becoming a “Bus-Driver-Crasher” meaning I'd drive a bus and crash into many objects and people. That had to be one of the dumbest ideas for a career ever! But since I was a little boy at that time I made it up, that's fine. It wasn't until my cousin from my dad's side who introduced me to videogames and drawing. From there on I experienced a passion for them, thus motivated me to become a Graphic Designer in videogames. Plus I wanted some excitement in my life. My skills are average but I’m still learning some techniques here and there so they will be useful in this field. A tagline to remember me is this: “Hard-work beats natural talent!” Also, I have an addiction to Japanese Anime! Look at my profile picture for example.

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