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The Mediatization of the Air. Wireless Telegraphy and the Origins of a Transnational Space of Communication, 1900-1910s

Informazioni aggiuntive

Tipo
Articolo pubblicato in rivista scientifica
Anno
2018
Lingua
Inglese
Abstract
Airspace today is densely penetrated by Wi-Fi networks, GPS services, and broadcasting and mobile phone signals. This process, what we call the mediatization of the air, is not so new, as it began in the first two decades of the 20th century, with the advent of wireless telegraphy. Based on archival research, this paper shows that wireless telegraphy mediatized the air and made it a matter of common interest for formerly-disconnected international realms. The mediatized air transformed meteorology, timekeeping, mobility, and transportation, and challenged governance over aerial borders. Overall, this historical study contributes to a different narrative about mediatization by including an invisible and understudied phenomenon that today represents a basic and taken-for-granted infrastructure for global communication. Access: https://academic.oup.com/joc/article/68/4/758/5039139?guestAccessKey=ee00904a-7929-4001-a11c-1cc73fb9e5c3
Rivista
Journal of Communication
Volume
68
Numero
4
Pagina inizio
758
Pagina fine
779
Parole chiave
historical mediatization; air; wireless telegraphy; new media; meteorology; timekeeping; mobility; aviation