Fragile Balance: Human Mediums and Technical Media in Oliver Lodges Presidential Address of 1891

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Erhard Schuettpelz, Ehler Voss;
  • Publisher: ScholarWorks @ UMass Amherst
  • Journal: communication +1 (issn: 2380-6109)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.7275/R5HD7SK4
  • Subject: Communication | Film and Media Studies | History of Religion | Science and Technology Studies | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Oliver Lodge | 19th Century | Mediumistic Trial | Science and Religion | Relationship between Human Mediums and Technical Media | History of Psychical Research and Parapsychology | Language and Literature | P | Communication. Mass media | P87-96

In this paper we discuss the work of the Victorian physicist and radio pioneer Oliver Lodge (1851–1940) in the context of what we call the mediumistic trial of the long 19th century. We are focusing on a short moment in the early 1890s when Lodge’s radio experiments wer... View more
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