Category Archives: Panel: Alleys, Grids, Routes

Film Power, Off the Grid: Electrical Networks and Studio Technologies in Paris, 1904-1925

Presentation by Brian R. Jacobson (Oklahoma State University). Alongside the cameras and projectors sold in typical early film catalogues, in 1911 the French company Gaumont advertised a more revealing, if unexpected “film” device. Gaumont’s redresseurs statiques – static inverters –

Film Power, Off the Grid: Electrical Networks and Studio Technologies in Paris, 1904-1925

Presentation by Brian R. Jacobson (Oklahoma State University). Alongside the cameras and projectors sold in typical early film catalogues, in 1911 the French company Gaumont advertised a more revealing, if unexpected “film” device. Gaumont’s redresseurs statiques – static inverters –

Amongst the Nerves of the World

Pylon Modernism

Presentation by James Purdon (Jesus College, Cambridge). This paper addresses the cultural resonances of the National Electricity Grid constructed in Great Britain between 1926 and 1933. It will approach the high-voltage grid through the grounded, infrastructural vision of a number

Amongst the Nerves of the World

Pylon Modernism

Presentation by James Purdon (Jesus College, Cambridge). This paper addresses the cultural resonances of the National Electricity Grid constructed in Great Britain between 1926 and 1933. It will approach the high-voltage grid through the grounded, infrastructural vision of a number

Marquee

Forgotten Material Histories of Repurposed Movie Theaters

Presentation by Veronica Paredes (University of Southern California). This presentation will highlight one aspect of Marquee Survivals, an interactive, digital dissertation that explores contemporary conceptions of the repurposed movie theater. Across the United States, movie theaters have been converted into

Marquee

Forgotten Material Histories of Repurposed Movie Theaters

Presentation by Veronica Paredes (University of Southern California). This presentation will highlight one aspect of Marquee Survivals, an interactive, digital dissertation that explores contemporary conceptions of the repurposed movie theater. Across the United States, movie theaters have been converted into

Tin Pan Alley

Tin Pan Alley: Critiquing an Intermedial Network, circa 1900

Presentation by Keir Keightley (University of Western Ontario). To this day, the idea of the “alley” can figure modernity’s production of concentrated or interdependent industrial zones (e.g. Automation Alley in Detroit, Silicon Alley in New York). But the first such

Tin Pan Alley

Tin Pan Alley: Critiquing an Intermedial Network, circa 1900

Presentation by Keir Keightley (University of Western Ontario). To this day, the idea of the “alley” can figure modernity’s production of concentrated or interdependent industrial zones (e.g. Automation Alley in Detroit, Silicon Alley in New York). But the first such