The Vast Automaton: Notes on Alexei Gastev, Marx, and Andrew Ure

In 1916 his poem Express: A Siberian Fantasy, Alexei Gastev depicts a journey, undertaken by a high-speed passenger train, across a vast wasteland that has been transformed by the pulsing tumult of industrial modernity. The vision is one of an open …

The Vast Automaton: Notes on Alexei Gastev, Marx, and Andrew Ure