This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

How Art Has Changed In The 21st Century

835 words - 3 pages

"I am writing a novel about the future - on the horror of the Wellsian Utopia and a revolt against it. Very difficult. I have hardly enough imagination to deal with such a subject. But it is none the less interesting work" (Aldous Huxley, letter to Mrs. Kethevan Roberts, 18 May 1931).
Aldous Huxley, Letters of Aldous Huxley, ed. by Grover Smith (New York and Evanston: Harper & Row, 1969), 348.
In Aldous Huxley's Crome Yellow (1921), Scogan, a character strongly influenced by Bertrand Russell, envisages a future where
an impersonal generation will take the place of Nature's hideous system. In vast state incubators, rows upon rows of gravid bottles will supply the world with the population it requires. The family system will disappear; society, sapped at its very base, will have to find new foundations; and Eros, beautifully and irresponsibly free, will flit like a gay butterfly from flower to flower through a sunlit world (22; emphasis mine)
According to J. B. S. Haldane in Daedalus, or Science and the Future (1923) France was the "first country to adopt ectogenesis officially, and by 1968 was producing 60,000 children annually by this method" (64-65). Haldane's prognostications include the vision that in 2073 ectogenesis is "now universal, and in this country less than 30 per cent of children are now born of woman" (65)
J. B. S. Haldane's Daedalus, or Science and the Future (London: Kegan Paul, 1923)
Mr. Haldane's Daedalus has set forth an attractive picture of the future as it may become through the use of scientific discoveries to promote human happiness. Much as I should like to agree with his forecast, a long experience of statesmen and government has made me somewhat sceptical. I am compelled to fear that science will be used to promote the power of dominant groups, rather than to make men happy. Icarus, having been taught to fly by his father Daedalus, was destroyed by his rashness. I fear that the same fate may overtake the populations whom modern men of science have taught to fly. Some of the dangers inherent in the progress of science while we retain our present political and economic institutions are set forth in the following pages.
Bertrand Russell, Icarus: or The Future of Science (1924)
In his 1959 Rede lecture entitled "The Two Cultures" C. P. Snow famously asserted: "I believe the intellectual life of the whole of western society is increasingly being split into two polar groups . . . at one pole we have the literary intellectuals, . . . at the other...

Find Another Essay On How Art Has Changed in The 21st Century

To what Extent has Gothic Literature Continued or Changed from the 18th Century to Present Day?

692 words - 3 pages interesting to compare how opinions dating from 2007-8 (fig 2.2) compared to new interpretations like 2.1 and 1.4 etc. Establish that some people feel that the gothic genre is still imperative in most media like TV, Films, music etc. therefore, by assessing and comparing the two different interpretations the judgment includes that Gothic literature is still popular in society compared to its starting-point in the medieval era, which is even

Expressionism Expressionism was one of the main movements in the later 19th and 20th centuries. No other artistic style has had as much an impact on 20th century art as expressionism has

971 words - 4 pages Expressionism was one of the main movements in the later 19th and 20th centuries.No other artistic style has had as much an impact on 20th century art as expressionism has.Expressionism not only has influenced the art movement, it has influenced other expressive, creative areas such as literature, theatre and cinema.One of the two Expressionist movements was Die Brucke (The Bridge), which emerged in Germany early in the 20th century.The artists

Museums In the 21st Century

1333 words - 6 pages astonishment. The high ceilings, the marble from floor to ceiling, the amazing architecture itself was enough to keep me there for hours. I knew I loved art, but the list of new artists I found a love for while there is almost endless. What excited me the most was viewing the only Leonardo da Vinci Painting in the United States, he is truly my favorite painter/inventor that has ever lived. Through the power and rarity of the paintings, my mind

Terrorism in the 21st Century

3458 words - 14 pages On September 11, 2001, the destruction of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon changed the mindset and the opinion of nearly every American on the one of the most vital issues in the 21st century: terrorism (Hoffman 2). Before one can begin to analyze how the United States should combat such a perverse method of political change, one must first begin to understand what terrorism is, where it is derived from, and why there is

Heroes in the 21st Century

1280 words - 5 pages editorial, as well as all armed forces, Scott Silverman, Captain Richard Phillips, Marc Buoiniconti, and Jasper Schuringa show that heroes do walk amongst us each and every day in the 21st century. As mentioned in Text 1, Lance Armstrong Syndrome: Do Heroes Exist?, “If we look deeply at ourselves we can find a little hope that heroes can exist, probably in every one of us, but not as a blanket rule or even as a perfectly high glossed figure devoid of

Women in the 21st century

1079 words - 4 pages In October 2013, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Education, UNESCO, stated that millions of girls are still being denied an education. Why is it that women in the 21st century are still not given their basic human rights? The effects of oppression are seen in two very controversial short stories. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," and William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily", alienation caused from the

Sexism in the 21st century

918 words - 4 pages generations of women have experinced. With that being said, can we say that sexism is a thing of the past? One of the main causes of perpetuating these sexist ideals in the 21st century is media. Women have moved from being the stay at home housewife that obeys everything her husband says to complete dehumanized sex objects. While we have gone a long way in terms of womens rights, media is doing the most damage to women. More specifically within

Podcasting in the 21st Century

1783 words - 7 pages Podcasting in the 21st CenturyNamed the "Word of the Year" by the New Oxford American Dictionary in 2005, podcasting has grown in popularity enormously in the last several years. Beginning back in 2000, podcasting has now become as accepted as radio or television. What started as a simple concept is now being used by the Prime Minister of Canada. There are literally thousands of topics one can discover with podcasts. From computers to movies

Parenting in the 21st Century

1981 words - 8 pages these decision making processes makes them to be very participative and thoughtful on the well being of the child’s education and thus prompts them to come up with more new compelling measures on how to improve education in this century. School resources to implement the plan Actually the school needs a lot to implement the involvement plan. Nevertheless, a close analysis of all what is needed in executing the plan is within the reach of

Leadership in the 21st Century

1697 words - 7 pages toward a new kind of distributed, digital society, they are engaging in structural leadership.Digital leadership innovation is not static but rather changes through time. Because technology innovation is so highly dynamic, the mix of leadership skills required also changes. For example, the Internet industry has passed through pre-commercial, commercial, competitive, and consolidation phases. In the precommercial phase the Internet was created

education in the 21st century

670 words - 3 pages The twenty first century has brought profound challenges to nature, values and the control of higher education in the United States. Society expectations and public resources for higher education are undergoing fundamental shifts. Changes both within an outside the academy are altering its character- it students, faculty, and governance, curriculum, functions, and very place in society. The import of major external influences on U.S. higher

Similar Essays

'explore How Mechanical Reproduction In The Twentieth Century Has Altered The Way In Which Art Is Perceived And Understood.'

1505 words - 6 pages expressed by various artists, has contributed to and altered the way in which art of the twentieth century, and perhaps art in general, is perceived and understood. It has highlighted how technology, social/ political climate, culture and industry are all relevant to art and effect the way in which it is expressed and in turn understood.BIBLIOGRAPHY:http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/onlinessays/JC15folder/WalterBenjamin.htmlhttp://www.marxists.org

How Technology Has Changed Learning Twenty First Century

1485 words - 6 pages Not only has technology helped the world’s teachers to teach more efficiently, but technological advances have helped the learner, as well. In the Twenty-First Century, there have been so many new technological advances already, such as the smart phone, for instance. For some of us, we would not know how to function, if it were not for our mobile devices. The world has become dependent on them, since they make our lives much easier, by keeping

To What Extent Has Gothic Literature Continued Or Changed From The 18th Century To Present Day?

2390 words - 10 pages to be with architecture. Indicating that the supernatural has emerged into the Gothic Literature mould and remains there as another convention similar to architecture. The supernatural element is predominating in mostly 19th century novels to establish the language of terror. In most contemporary novels the supernatural is heavily involved especially with Rebecca and Woman in the Black. Walpole’s supernatural language presented in the Castle of

To What Extent Has Gothic Literature Continued Or Changed From The 18th Century To Present Day?

2101 words - 9 pages she had the power to contact the dead and to also go away from the domestic chores and to find something that established their fame and a sense of adventure. Therefore because of the influence in spiritualism many people nowadays and in the 19th century believed that this can be something to practice and something to believe in as the conventional religion was challenged in that period. Overall, analyzing the continuity and change of how to