Jaynes Your Way

Here are my thoughts about films, life, and what not. If you don't like them I'll give your money back.

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04 August, 2014

Our fine arts were developed, their types and uses were established, in times very different from the present, by men whose power of action upon things was insignificant in comparison with ours. But the amazing growth of our techniques, the adaptability and precision they have attained, the ideas and habits they are creating, make it a certainty that profound changes are impending in the ancient craft of the Beautiful. In all the arts there is a physical component which can no longer be considered or treated as it used to be, which cannot remain unaffected by our modern knowledge and power. For the last twenty years neither matter nor space nor time has been what it was from time immemorial. We must expect great innovations to transform the entire technique of the arts, thereby affecting artistic invention itself and perhaps even bringing about an amazing change in our very notion of art.
--PAUL VALERY, Pieces sur l'art

Opening quote to Walter Benjamin's "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" essay.


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