Sublime Communication Technologies

Sublime Communication Technologies

by R. Giblett
     
 

ISBN-10: 023053743X

ISBN-13: 9780230537439

Pub. Date: 01/17/2008

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

This lively new studyis a critical cultural history of communication technologies, from railways and telegraphy to computers and the Internet, in whichRod Giblett argues that these technologiesplay a pivotal role in the cultural history of modernity and its project of the sublime.

Overview

This lively new studyis a critical cultural history of communication technologies, from railways and telegraphy to computers and the Internet, in whichRod Giblett argues that these technologiesplay a pivotal role in the cultural history of modernity and its project of the sublime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230537439
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
01/17/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Flow along a Channel: Communication and its Technologies Crude Conqueror of Nature: Steam Railways Mind over Matter: Electrical Telegraphy Shooting the Event: The Camera is a Gun, Photography is a Shot The Hell of Images: Cinema Paradiso Magician's Bower and Monstrous Mechanical: The Car as Communication Technology The Magical in the Modern: Ethereal Radio Disciplinary and Flânerie: The Panopticon and Panorama of Television Orbiting in the Sublime Company of Heavenly Bodies: Satellites from Cold War to Gulf War The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace and the Slimy Swamps of War: Computers and the Internet Blue Sky Mining: Spectrum and Space References Index

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