All things related to communication in a very broad sense. Things posted in this category may be related to mass media but are certainly not related to it. In a more general meaning, communication is the process by which things come into relation with one another. It also has a lot to do with the concept of community, with the idea of gift and debt and, last but not least, with phenomena related to separation and destruction (as a side effect of the coming-together which is usually associated with communication).
☛ LIFE hosted by Google: “Who’s Tops in Telephones? It’s U.S.” advertisement for Bell Telephone System, July 19, 1948, p. 3. Large format retrieved from Graphic Mania. From the text, we learn that in 1948 (according to Bell Telephone System) there were more telephones in New York City than in all of France: There are [...]
☛ The University of Auckland – Department of Computer Science: Removable 1GB Hard Drive Assembly (HDA) from the IBM 3380 storage device series, announced in June 1980. Another image is available at Wikimedia Common. See also the video embedded below. The photo shows a single hard drive assembly (HDA) used on the IBM 3380 Direct [...]
☛ Metropolitan Museum of Art: “Red Stripe Kitchen”, from the series House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home, 1967–72 (printed early 1990s), chromogenic print, image: 59.5 x 45.2 cm (23 7/16 x 17 13/16 in.), accession no. 2002.393. © Martha Rosler 1970, 2002. I was browsing through various online galleries of photos taken in the aftermath [...]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on April 25, 2013 ― Published in Art, Communication | Tagged: Boston, civil, community, constitution, democracy, exception, government, law, military, terrorism, United-States, violence, war globalization
☛ Boston Public Library / Norman B. Laventhal Map Center: “Carte générale des grandes communications télégraphiques du monde” (“General Map of Worldwide Telegraphic Communication”) by the International Telegraph Bureau (Bern, Switzerland), 1901. Call number: G3201.P92 1903 .B87x. A hi-res version can be downloaded at the link (7265 × 5119, 36.4MB). • • • From Jean-Luc Nancy’s book [...]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on April 18, 2013 ― Published in Communication, Technology | Tagged: community, confrontation, death, globalization, humanity, Jean-Luc Nancy, map, mondialization, telegraph, terrorism, wire, world