Sublime Communication Technologies

Hardcover | March 15, 2008

byRod Giblett

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This lively new study is a critical cultural history of communication technologies, from railways and telegraphy to computers and the internet, in which Rod Giblett argues that these technologies play a pivotal role in the cultural history of modernity and its project of the sublime.

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This lively new study is a critical cultural history of communication technologies, from railways and telegraphy to computers and the internet, in which Rod Giblett argues that these technologies play a pivotal role in the cultural history of modernity and its project of the sublime.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:March 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023053743X

ISBN - 13:9780230537439

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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