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How To Explore Diego Rivera's Famous Fresco About Industrialization

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a) Explore Diego Rivera's famous fresco about Industrialization and laborcalled Detroit Industry. Watch a few of the 2 minute videos on the "4 walls" of this site: http://www.dia.org/diego/walls.html# Links to an external site.. Share one that moved you. Links to an external site.Rivera is reflecting on an industry nearly 100 years old. As designers for the future, how will you think of the workers and landscapes that harvest, process, and deliver your designs to consumers? There are systems within systems that give us our materials and labor. Diego Rivera’s north and south walls represent people working in unison. This interdependence, rather than independence or codependence, allows for workers to work together in a healthy way. The same…show more content…
when he said that Design is Not a Neutral Act. Read the NYT article "The Fab Mind" and reflect on the different modes of 'design' - how might you see your future of design. Design can be anything. Dance, song, furniture, installation--all of these are applicable. Yet, design isn’t the look, it’s the feelings that come from it. That’s what makes great design. Studio Swine’s stools, for instance, are using aluminum cans and vegetable oil to create chairs. It provokes thought from viewers as to where the metal would have gone if it weren’t repurposed (likely a landfill). This gives these resources new life, and a utility. And if a chair breaks, it can be melted down again, thus, giving the piece a long life cycle. Another example of this is Alvaro Catalán de Ocón’s lamps. These are repurposed plastic bottles and waste materials. These lamps don’t look like trash, they are art now. They have their own personality and design, making each one a unique and special experience. That’s the other important thing about design, it is personal. It gives viewers a look inside the artist’s mind, and see a glimpse of their world. And I think that’s…show more content…
It isn’t here yet, subject to trillions of possibilities. Although Adam Smith may be right. Taking note from science fiction, perhaps the worst may be true. There used to be a debate between Aldous Huxley’s and George Orwell’s prophecies with our society succumbing to pleasure-seeking world, or a censored one. Considering the endless clickbait articles, the constant updates we must supply to social media, and the amount of stimulation we have available through digital and technological means, Huxley is the winner here. I do have anxiety about the future--where we’re going, or what we’re even doing with our society, and planet. Yet, that’s the best part. We don’t know which way the world will shift. We have plans for one-hundred years in the future, but we can’t predict where we’ll be then. If it weren’t for the spontaneity, then life would become a boring, predictable chore. The uncertainty is absolutely terrifying, yet reassuring. Even when the world seems to be a horrible place, it can change at any moment. Because of this, I can find ways to make the future anything I want. Since the future hasn’t done anything, then I shall work for
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