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Toward the Art and Aesthetics of the Machine

Andreas Broeckmann

in Machine Art in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035064
eISBN:
9780262336109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035064.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter provides an analysis of the basic aspects of an “aesthetics of the machine”. It focuses on two pivotal moments in the twentieth century history of machine art, one being the 1968 ... More


George Gershwin: “The Composer in the Machine Age” (1930)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0036
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents an excerpt from the 1930 book Revolt in the Arts edited by Oliver Saylor, which describes George Gershwin as a composer in the Machine Age. The book suggested that the Machine ... More


Engineers of Art

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Leo Ornstein and Edgard Varèse began imagining the dimensions of American modernism during the 1910s. But on the whole, the 20th century dawned for American composers in the 1920s. This was a decade ... More


Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Carol J. Oja

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

New York City witnessed a burst of creativity in the 1920s. This artistic renaissance is examined from the perspective of composers of classical and modern music who, along with writers, painters, ... More


The Galvanic World: Carlyle and the Dickens Monster

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

For Thomas Carlyle, the nineteenth century was to be defined not just as the Machine Age—as if technology were the end of the problem—but more fully as a Galvanic World in which the inward sanctuary ... More


The “Enlightenment Automaton” in the Modern Industrial Age

Adelheid Voskuhl

in Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226034027
eISBN:
9780226034331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226034331.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter surveys how the two women automata and the larger set of Enlightenment automata and ideas about them “traveled” from their eighteenth-century origins, through the various phases of ... More


Informating

Alan Liu

in The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486987
eISBN:
9780226487007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487007.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

We can best approach the issue of informating by visiting two work locales of the early 1980s depicted in Shoshana Zuboff's In the Age of the Smart Machine (1988). The book provides a sketch of one ... More


Reading Machines in the Modernist Transatlantic: Avant-Gardes, Technology and the Everyday

Eric B. White

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474441490
eISBN:
9781474490856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441490.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reading Machines in the Modernist Transatlantic provides a new account of aesthetic and technological innovation, from the Machine Age to the Information Age. Drawing on a wealth of archival ... More


Luminous Sores: The Pathic Receptacles of Modernism

Jed Rasula

in Acrobatic Modernism from the Avant-Garde to Prehistory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198833949
eISBN:
9780191889813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833949.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the transformative interface of modernity and modernism, with special attention to its visage as the “Machine Age.” The impact of modernization, combined with industrial ... More


Introduction

Eric B. White

in Reading Machines in the Modernist Transatlantic: Avant-Gardes, Technology and the Everyday

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474441490
eISBN:
9781474490856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441490.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Introduction sets out how transatlantic avant-gardes probed the intricate relationships between socio-technical ensembles, the human body and the quotidian operations of urban living. In the ... More


Space 1: Scene/Machine (1876–1933)

Chris Salter

in Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195881
eISBN:
9780262315104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195881.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter demonstrates the machine-age influence on the practice of creating theatrical and architectural space. In it, the author takes up the example of composer Richard Wagner’s “Festspielhaus” ... More


In Mill Hollow: Nature as the Great Machine

Daniel B. Botkin

in The Moon in the Nautilus Shell: Discordant Harmonies Reconsidered

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199913916
eISBN:
9780190267919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199913916.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the mechanical view of nature by focusing on Chase's Mill, a water-powered mill located on the outflow of Warren's Pond in East Alstead, New Hampshire. It first considers the ... More


Introduction: The Machine with a Soul

Katy Hull

in The Machine Has a Soul: American Sympathy with Italian Fascism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691208107
eISBN:
9780691208121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208107.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter discusses how the representation of fascism as a machine with a soul explains why Italian fascism appealed to some Americans in the interwar years. Although Richard Washburn ... More


Context: Inertia, Upheavals, Inequality

Phyllis Moen

in Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199357277
eISBN:
9780199357314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357277.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter describes the confluence of upheavals and inertia producing new risks and uncertainties, but also possibilities for the development of updated and purposive career and life-course ... More


From factory gardens to ‘connected gardens’

Helena Chance

in The Factory in a Garden: A History of Corporate Landscapes from the Industrial to the Digital Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993009
eISBN:
9781526124043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993009.003.0009
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

From the 1950s until the end of the century, American architects and landscape architects were driving innovation in design for corporate clients, while in Britain differing economic and social ... More


The World of the Future, the Future of the World

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

Artists as well as politicians always seem to be talking about and predicting the future. Paradoxically, the charted paths to their iridescent kingdoms are typically strewn with calls for sacrifice, ... More


Endtime for Hitler: On the Downfall Parodies and the Inglorious Return of Der Führer

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on Adolf Hitler’s afterlife on YouTube. Hitler’s wild-eyed apparition keep materializing online, in homemade parodies that graft topical subtitles onto a scene from Downfall, a ... More


Room for Thought

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores how the culture of the machine age destroys that to which the sciences, growing out of myth, had painstakingly laid claim, the space or room of contemplation (Andachtsraum), ... More


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