Tabarka Tamkin- February 18

The new possibilities that the authors of these texts envision for the new century. The authors predict the dematerialization of the technologies that as the time goes by the new invention of technology evolove and its increasing the digital world or the production of instruments; making the use of less material. As El Lissitzky, “Our Book (1926)” said in her book about dematerialization “ Then comes further growth of the communications network… then radio eases the burden”. This quote tells us the technology changed over the time. El Lissitzky also discuss about the the process of the machines such as the invetor of the printing press system printed few books and its success in book art. After that, photography invention came and soo on till today its Digital Media is on top. 

These artists anticipate the art and designs that would follow the distinctive style that will be vision for society. The art and design will change the society for better like this in reading Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, “The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism (1909)” talks about the Manifesto of Futurism no 9 “We want to glorify war- the wonly cure for the world- militarism, patrotism, the destructive gesture of the anarchists, the beautiful ideas which kill, and contempt for women.” This quote is positive for country where they devote thereself for country and can die for the beautiful ideas and at the same time negative for women. On the other hand Aleksandr Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova, Aleksei Gan, “Who We Are: Manifesto of the Constructivist Group (c. 1922)” talks about the use of technology in to give revolutionary concept of Functionalism, economy and also to Soviet citizens as well.

The ideas of the these authors that intersect is the use technology. Wheather its use for the war or artists to use to shape the society to make new world. Aleksandr Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova, Aleksei Gan, “Who We Are: Manifesto of the Constructivist Group (c. 1922)” talks about first few lines poem “ We didn’t create technology we didn’t create man But we, Artists yesterday constructors today,” I agree with this that we can’t create man and all but we as artist can design the art or the vision ideas that we have.

 The ideas where the authors might diverge is that the technology is changing over the time. El Lissitzky predicted the dematerialization in digital world. Lissitzky says “I submit these analogies in order to demostrate that as long as the book is of necessity a handheld object,…recordings or taking pictures, we must wait from day to day for new fundamental investion in the field”. I think nowdays, it happen where as new invention come we forget the old one like the book then the printing system then the technology comes.


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