Timeline: Final Assessment Michael Crichton’s view on the medieval period is different than that of our understandings from first glance. Crichton compares today’s modern society to that of the medieval society, and even goes as far as saying it is superior that that of ours. Some of his portrayals are well devised and backed up in his writing of timeline, while his other theories aren’t as well developed and not entirely true. Michael suggests such themes as the greater value of knowledge, decreased amount of violence, and superior technology to that of the twentieth century. They may have made new and greater technology and advanced on such things as the mill, cannon, and quicklime, but I don’t believe that it is greater compared to those advancements made in modern times, just for example, the internet and cell phones.
The images would have little or no sense of direction, depth, or time, and pictures could even be so confusing that a single picture could literally tell a story. As the Middle Ages progressed, art started to change, but it didn’t change in and of itself, its change was directly linked to the progress of science, and scientific discoveries of influential people. Art changed, from having only a religious viewpoint, and impact, and began to encompass a wider spectrum, that included science, and
While it is common to treat the new technology as a radical innovation, here we would talk about the radical innovation both in technical and economic sense. It means that the technology should not only be absolutely new, but also account for the former solution become noncompetitive. It is considered that the incumbent firms fail to implement the radical innovations and due to this lose in the competition to the new entrants. In fact history proves that before the World War II this was the case for the majority of the firms with only 22% of the radical innovations implemented by the existing market leaders. There are different approaches to explain this phenomenon, as originally it was seen that the incumbent firms had much more resources and capabilities to succeed in innovation (Schumpeter 1934).
The restoration of art is known as the “presentation of cultural heritage for the future”. For art restorers –the restoration of art is done to “re-vamp” the past of great art works in an attempt to make them “new” again. Some art historians, artists and restorers believed that a lot of art had lost its aesthetic appeal due to aging, natural disasters/accidents (earthquakes), and vandalism. Whereas some experts have contradicting views as they feel that in the attempt to restore the art, it is taking away the authenticity of the artwork. The issue arose from the factors surrounding art restoration such as whether or not restoration should go beyond cleaning and reattaching fallen pieces.
As soon as the artists began to take an artificial approach to the scenes, this movement was born. Much of this has to do with the fact that artists were looking for new approaches because it seemed as though everything had already been achieved throughout the High Renaissance. This included knowledge of light and anatomy, thus making it impossible for artists to create anything new. The Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo is a perfect example of the Mannerist Movement because of his portrayal of some of the characters, including the Libyan Sibyl as well as the Ignudi. When both Michelangelo and Da Vinci were commissioned to work on the Hall of Five
Essay on "Democracy and it Discontents" Technology can do wonderful things for us: it has improved society in that we have easier access to news, faster ways to communicate, more reliable databases, and we have come up with so many new and better advancements, that our lives, task-wise, are made easier and easier every day. But along with all these great things that technology does for us, it also has its downfalls. In his essay, Daniel Boorstin talks about how technology has attenuated or diluted the importance of moments in our lives; he believes that each technological advance leads to changes in the human experience. He calls this “democratizing” life, using this word to describe how our experiences have lost their sense of enrichment and value. He gives the examples of photography and film, and believes that due to the fact that these inventions give us the opportunity to relive important moments over and over again, these moments end up losing that "uniqueness" and that sense of "once in a lifetime" that once made them special.
Since then, technological innovation has been exponentially growing in society. In its strictest definition, technology describes the study of technics or all the objects of a material culture including bows and arrows, pottery, engines, jewelry and others. It also includes the applied science that goes into the production of materials (Ogburn 1957). In this way, we can see that society is the venue for new technology that emerges every day. From the basic inventions of making fire, simple tools and the wheel, we have moved on to make more complex machines like the printing press, gunpowder and the steam engine (Weston and Tseng, Eds.
Mendel’s conclusions were ignored. Mendel himself didn’t even find his ideas generally applicable, he thought they were only applicable, even by Mendel himself. Mendel thought his ideas were only applicable to certain categories of species or traits. A major block to understanding their significance was the importance attached by 19th century biologists to the apparent blending of inherited traits in the overall beginning of the progeny, which is know known to be due to multi-gene interactions, in contrast to the organ-specific binary characters studied by Mendel. In 1900, however, his work was re-discovered by three European scientists.
Jessica Burger HUM 240: Final Project Postmodernism Postmodernism is weird. It seeks to refuse definition by nature, although many have tried and more have argued over those attempts. It’s noted as having influence in many different mediums such as art, architecture, music, film, literature, photography, and so on. At safest, we can take postmodernism to be a movement within society, or as Frederic Jameson says in his book: POSTMODERNISM, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, “It seems to me essential to grasp postmodernism not as a style but rather as a cultural dominent: a conception which allows for the presence and coexistence of a range of very different, yet subordinate features.” For our final project we decided to create a postmodernist short film. We soon realized the first thing we needed to do in order to grasp and appropriately apply the concept of postmodernism, was to understand what it is not: modernism.
‘That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow.’ Consider knowledge issues raised by this statement in two areas of knowledge. If someone told me today that universe is static, I would laugh about it, however, in 1917 Albert Einstein introduced this theory and it was taken seriously. It has been proved wrong, but should the knowledge considered then, now be discarded? Do new theories always discard the old ones? Do they automatically become useless?