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Victorians Decoded - Frazzled and Dazzled, Scrambled Messages Symposium, April 2016

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Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first successful communications cable laid across the Atlantic Ocean, connecting Europe with America. A collaboration between Guildhall Art Gallery, King's College London, The Courtauld Institute of Art and the Institute of Making at University College London, the exhibition used iconic Victorian paintings and early telegraphic objects to explore how cable telegraphy transformed people's understanding of time, space and speed of communication.

This item contains presentation abstracts for the Scrambled Messages Symposium Frazzled and Dazzled, held at King's College London and The Courtauld Institute of Art, Friday 29 April 2016.

The Symposium brought together scholars from literature, art history, media studies and archaeology to focus on the flow of data and scrambling of information as historical sites take on new functions, imagery reaches new audiences and social and natural appearances are understood to be liable to blur and deceive.

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