Plan for the Day
- Introduction Canvas Post Due Friday, 8/30
- Finish “All You Zombies–” Discussion
- Real World Zombies
F. T. Marinetti: Manifesto Poet
Not to be confused with Mari & Netti…
F. T. Marinetti isn’t classified as a science fiction writer, but he did write poetry and speculative works that emphasized technology being an important early 20th Century pursuit. That’s actually a bit of an understatement: Marinetti LOVED technology and celebrated the (usually militaristic) technologies of his time period and contemplated the technologies of the future. Futurism is consider the first major –ism of the Historical Avant-Garde period of Modernism. Marinetti and the Futurists exaggerated the potentials of technologies, which is common in science fiction genres, which is why I include him as a science fiction author (but he is most known for his polemic writing).
You’re meeting Ms. Rogers in Fretwell 402 on Friday. Make sure you have this week’s readings and R. A. Lafferty’s “Slow Tuesday Night” (1965) [Anthology pp. 359-366] done before class. You’ll be discussing that reading and the American values of instant gratification and convenience. What do the following technologies have in common?
- Ride Sharing (Uber and Lyft)
- Delivery (pizza places, Door Dash, Grub Hub)
- Drive-thru windows
- Order ahead and pick up…
Don’t forget: Test 1 is next Friday, 9/6, on Canvas–we won’t be meeting during the Friday break outs next week. This Friday, 8/30, you’ll be in Fretwell 402.