Closing his article “Men and Machines” (February), Max Kozloff hints at the eventual obsolescence of art. Since this would be the result of human progress, I say, “Ever Onward.” As an artist, though, I am spontaneously hostile to the suggestion. In defense of both positions, I hope: (a) that art does acknowledge the possibility of impending extinction, and (b) that artists indicate this acknowledgment in their work. Thus, at least for the time being, creative endeavors will prove an adequate expression of consciousness.

As for the future, the human race perpetuates itself through humble awareness. If the species continues, artists can also learn to adapt and survive.

—Kathleen Snipes

Irvine, California


Annette Michelson’s lengthy article on the movie 2001 (February) was all well and good. However, an equally valid critical statement might be that the film was simply an

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