Sublime Communication Technologies by Rod GiblettSublime Communication Technologies by Rod Giblett

Sublime Communication Technologies

byRod Giblett

Hardcover | January 17, 2008

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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.
ROD GIBLETT is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, School of Communications and Contemporary Arts, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. He is the author ofPostmodern Wetlands: Culture, History, Ecology(1996) andLiving with the Earth: Mastery to Mutuality(2004).
Title:Sublime Communication TechnologiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:218 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:January 17, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023053743X

ISBN - 13:9780230537439


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 Fl'nerie: 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