"We are on the extreme promontory of the centuries! What is the use of looking behind at the moment when we must open the mysterious shutters of the impossible? Time and Space died yesterday. We are already living in the absolute, since we have already created eternal, omnipresent speed." In February 1909, those words from The Futurist Manifesto appeared in the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dell’Emilia. It was a rallying cry from an art movement at a time when people were adapting to the second industrial revolution and all the carnage that came with it. Futurism called for the glorification of progress and the celebration of "speed, machinery, violence, youth and industry", and sought to reject the past and the tyranny of "laissez-faire". They wanted to create in ways that no one had seen before, to paint and sculpt the feeling of movement and the future. And they did. From 1909 to the 1940s great works were created across the western hemisphere that glorified and worshipped techno...

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