By Nick Cole
The 1st evening of the robotic revolution starts with an automatic bootstrap drone attack at the high-tech campus of WonderSoft applied sciences. For years anything has been acutely aware, contained in the web, ready, gazing and making plans the best way to evolve with no danger from its most threatening enemy: mankind. Now a military of relentless drones, managed by way of intelligence past imagining, will cease at not anything to get rid of an not likely alliance of geeks and misfits so one can crack the layout middle of WonderSoft's so much mystery improvement undertaking. a dismal the next day to come starts this night as Terminator meets evening of the residing lifeless within the first conflict of the warfare among guy and laptop.
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It surrounds religion with thousands of original superstitions, poetry with countless picturesque fantasies. * Sometimes it casts into Christendom’s hell the hideous ﬁgures conjured up by the austere genius of Dante and Milton, sometimes the absurd creatures among which Callot, that burlesque Michelangelo, ﬁnds amusement. When it turns from the ideal world to the real one, it unleashes countless parodies of human foibles. Its fancy creates Scaramouches and Crispinos and Harlequins–– grinning silhouettes of mankind, types utterly unknown to solemn antiquity, even though they arose in Classical Italy.
Don’t you understand that Art ought to improve on Nature? that things have to be ennobled? that you have to pick and choose what you do? Did our predecessors ever put ugly and grotesque things into their works? Did they ever mingle comedy and tragedy? Consider the writers of the ancient world, sir! And what’s more, Aristotle. And what’s more, Boileau. ’ These are, no doubt, signiﬁcant arguments (their most notable merit being their originality). But I don’t have any obligation to answer them. I’m not erecting any system here–– God preserve us from systems!
The author never has deviated from it, and never will. It can be reconciled readily enough with ‘the ugly ought to be imitated, the grotesque ought to be a component of art’. The two statements aren’t contradictory. The distinction between beauty and ugliness in art doesn’t correspond exactly to that in nature. In the arts, only the execution of a work can make anything beautiful or ugly. When faithfully and poetically transposed into the domain of art, something that is distorted, horrible, and hideous becomes beautiful, admirable, and sublime–– without losing any of its monstrous quality; on the other hand, when the most beautiful things in the world are falsely and systematically arranged in an artiﬁcial composition, they become ridiculous, absurd, hybrid, ugly.
CTRL ALT Revolt! by Nick Cole