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Victorians Decoded - Scrambled Messages in Wonderland, St Anne's College Oxford, April 2016

posted on 11.03.2021, 10:18 authored by Cassandra NewlandCassandra Newland
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 a copy of the paper 'Monstrous Proportions: Mapping and Manipulation' and accompanying slides delivered by Newland at a meeting with Scrambled Messages research partners Citizen Science project in Oxford. Newland's paper looked at telegraphic ideas of stretching and scale and demonstrated how our ideas of telegraphy are influenced by 19th century mapping processes and also the way in which telegraphy influenced those very mapping processes

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