fu·​tur·​ism | \ˈfyü-chə-ˌri-zəm \

Definition of futurism 

1 : a movement in art, music, and literature begun in Italy about 1909 and marked especially by an effort to give formal expression to the dynamic energy and movement of mechanical processes

2 : a point of view that finds meaning or fulfillment in the future rather than in the past or present

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Taofeek held a presentation for his brand Head of State+'s spring/summer 2019 collection, which paid homage to 70s afro-futurism styles and West African youth culture. Amira Rasool, Teen Vogue, "Taofeek Abijako Is Youngest Designer to Show at Men's NYFW," 13 July 2018 Presenting public programs on Thursdays and weekends, ColorLab will offer a 45-minute workshop on the science of color on Saturday and one inspired by Afro-futurism on Sunday. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "Kids Don’t Just See Art at This Show. They Work With the Artists, Too.," 28 June 2018 His tenure was defined by an ability to maintain the house codes (skinny suits, techno-futurism, lots of black) that Slimane and Co. established. Matt Sebra, GQ, "Berluti’s New Designer Is a Menswear Heavyweight," 3 Apr. 2018 Another vision of flying futurism — the jet pack — is falling behind. Joshua Brustein, latimes.com, "Boeing asked for quiet jet packs but got a bunch of air motorcycles," 14 June 2018 The production, like all of West’s prodigious enterprises, is genre-resistant—a trunk of gooey soul samples, neon futurism, winking self-aggrandizement, with flashes of sincerity. Jason Parham, WIRED, "On Ye, Kanye West’s Ignorance Is Too Loud to Ignore," 4 June 2018 When Tech Meets Art, futurism discussion; Cool Neon, programmable LED talk/exhibit; extended aquarium/exhibition hours; Incoming, planetarium showing; cocktails. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Exhibits listings," 26 Apr. 2018 In Your Spirit: With Uranian New Moon energy igniting your house of futurism, this is a month for reasserting your connection to that distant spark on the horizon. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Monthly Lovescopes May 2018," 27 Apr. 2018 After Marinetti’s futurism became Mussolini’s fascism, the Italian economy all but collapsed. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "The Cute Robot That Follows You Around the City," 28 Feb. 2018

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1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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