The Newberry Seminar in Technology, Politics, and Culture, co-sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago, Roosevelt University, and Northwestern University present:
"Making Connections: The Political Culture of Telephony in the United State during the Progressive Era"
Richard R. John,
University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, April 5, 2002, 3:30-5:00 pm
The creation of a national telephone grid in the United States has long been regarded as a major event. Yet there is little consensus as to how it came about. Most accounts focus narrowly on technological and economic issues. This paper locates this event in its broader political and cultural setting. In do doing, it points us toward a fuller understanding of the information infrastructure of the industrial age.
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