Machine Metropolis: The Artwork of Edmond Van Dooren

Few artists of the 20th Century so brilliant captured verticality, speed, scale, industrial intensity and mechanical majesty as well as the innovative Belgian artist and gallery organizer, Edmond van Dooren (1896-1965). Dooren's works began in-line with German Expressionism but changed as he absorbed the techniques of Cubism and Futurism (Dooren's friend, Jozef Peeters, met F.… Continue reading Machine Metropolis: The Artwork of Edmond Van Dooren

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Is This What She Might Look Like?

[The image below was released in an obscure tech publication as the supposed “official” image of Helen, the program who authored this text, the Singularity Guide. Many people in the general public still believe this to be the case. However, experts generally agree that the image was created by a courtroom sketch artist who glimpsed… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Is This What She Might Look Like?

The Photographer’s Dilemma (II)

"That fucking bastard." Ariadne Campbell mouthed the words under mint and marijuana tainted breath as she beheld the large five foot by five foot drawing which hung upon the pure white wall of the gallery pulling all present eyes towards it with is grim and imposing majesty, even as it repelled with its stark audacity.… Continue reading The Photographer’s Dilemma (II)

The Photographer’s Dilemma (I)

Ariadne Campbell scoffed. "It's... really quite dreadful. He's talented, clearly, but it's just so... grotesque." The woman's companion, a bulky man with golden hair, dressed in a blazer that was far less expensive than it looked, folded his arms took a step away from the painting. He scanned the composition for a few moments and… Continue reading The Photographer’s Dilemma (I)

The Futurist Manifesto of Architecture

The speculative techno-poetic document provided below was written in 1914 by the Futurist architect and draftsman, Antonio Sant'Elia [anˈtɔnjo santeˈlia]. I have here reproduced Sant'Elia's manifesto in it's entirety for the prospective edification of my readership. No architecture has existed since 1700. A moronic mixture of the most various stylistic elements used to mask the skeletons… Continue reading The Futurist Manifesto of Architecture