The TRANSFORMATION of the PRIMITIVE OTHER Notes

Why is the mona lisa smiling because she has hot pans

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Why is the Mona Lisa smiling? Because she has hot pans The persistence of illusion Fall of the Russian Tsars Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) o Marxist o Bolshevik revolutions in 1917 o Distinguish communism from socialism o Workers revolution can be consummated through a small revolutionary elite: Vanguard Proletariat o If you give this elite complete control of the state it can move the state much faster than Marx predicted o Russia was far from being an industrialized country o Skip the bourgeois phase o Imperialism is what led to the war o National rivalries were now coming home to roost o Running capitalist countries into the ground o Lenin saw the RR as a spark for the world revolution o Once the workers took charge in Russia, other workers would be inspired (illusion that didn’t happen)—hope rose out of this situation o Intellectuals played right along Kandinsky and a number of other avant-garde artists o Russian futurists o Lenin was a realist and did not go for this art Thought that too much experimentation in the art world was counter productive Criticized the scientist Mach (who claimed that everything was sensation)—distract people from the task of revolution Communism Fascism o Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) 1918 Fascist party formed For totalitarianism Wants to reshape people from the inside o Gabriele D’Annunzio (1863-1938) Starts speaking publically to large crowds of people Really starts mobilizing the crowds in 1915 and fighting on the allies sides Once the war starts he takes up flying and becomes a pilot
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Drops propaganda leaflets Fiume D’Annunzio takes Fiume on his own and sets up a little state there and continues addressing the crowds and stirring up patriotism Provides a lot of concrete models for Mussolini MODERNISM in the 20s Physics: quantum theory and the uncertainty principle (1927) Freud widely read and quoted in the 20s Scientific revolution that started around 1900 was continuing Mysterious notion of the quantum Light behaved like a particle Still plenty of experimental evidence that light behaved like a wave The more work that was done probing, the more evidence supported both Niels Bohr o Leading advocate of the particle view o Light was emitted as discrete protons o Came up with a diagram of an atom—some loose ends with it, people were not completely satisfied with it Erwin Schroedinger o Electrons were waves and not particles at all (tiny standing waves) o His formulas worked better than Bohr’s did o Was like Darwin: believed that everything was continuous and nature did not make leaps o Maybe the particle view is correct—these patters were the probability of any of these electrons being at any of these points at any given time (probability) Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) o Middle class, very cultured o Father taught classics in an elite high school o Immersed in the cultural world o Too young to fight in the war o Worked as a farm laborer to keep body and soul together o Drawn to German youth movement o Starts going to the youth gatherings in the 20s o Studying physics at the same time o Meets Bohr o Uncertainty Principle (1927)
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  • Fall '10
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