1. Medicine at the Margins
    1. Medicine at the Margins
    2. Where the Heart Is
    3. Virtual Worlds, Real Gains
    4. Facts and Legal Fictions
    5. Show, Don't Tell
    6. A Passion for Public Health
  2. Brave New (Media) World
    1. Brave New (Media) World
    2. Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst
    3. Inbox Inundation
    4. TMI Index
    5. The Face-Time Continuum
  3. Building Smarter Machines
    1. Building Smarter Machines
    2. Machines That Can Multitask
    3. The Long Way Home
    4. The Math Behind Vision
    5. Model Aircraft
    6. A Hearing Aid That Listens to the Brain
  4. Make It New: Europe and America Between the Wars
    1. Make It New: Europe and America Between the Wars
    2. The Way We Were (and Weren't)
    3. Qui est in, qui est out?
    4. The New New Typography
    5. Reimagining Imagism
    6. Coincidence, Chiasmus, Connection
  5. The Road to Recovery
    1. The Road to Recovery
    2. The Dark Side of Dieting
    3. No Quick Fix
    4. A Ticking Clock
    5. Tying It All Together

Make It New

Europe and America between the world wars

Old black and white photograph of people dancing in Paris after World War I

Paris after World War I offered excitement and intrigue for an unprecedented number of Americans abroad, but also uncertainty as well as political and cultural conflicts.

The rallying cry of modernism, a literary and artistic movement that predominated between the two world wars, was, in the words of poet and critic Ezra Pound, “Make it new.” In the arts, in music, and in books, the emphasis was on the cutting edge and avant-garde. Now, five scholars from different disciplines are reassessing the period’s important contributions to literature, life, culture, and design.