Posts Tagged: electricity

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

Telegraph Lines

Instant Mediation – Electric Cables and Phantasms of Instantaneity

Presentation by Florian Sprenger (Stanford University). Confronted with ubiquitous computing, smart or bio technologies, confronted with the current condition of mediated ways of worldmaking, a crisis of traditional modes of explanation obtrudes. In the reign of extensive technification media theory

Telegraph Lines

Instant Mediation – Electric Cables and Phantasms of Instantaneity

Presentation by Florian Sprenger (Stanford University). Confronted with ubiquitous computing, smart or bio technologies, confronted with the current condition of mediated ways of worldmaking, a crisis of traditional modes of explanation obtrudes. In the reign of extensive technification media theory