Spiritualist Writing Machines: Telegraphy, Typtology, Typewriting

@article{Enns2015SpiritualistWM,
  title={Spiritualist Writing Machines: Telegraphy, Typtology, Typewriting},
  author={A. Enns},
  journal={Communicatio},
  year={2015},
  volume={4},
  pages={1-27}
}
  • A. Enns
  • Published 2015
  • Computer Science
  • Communicatio
  • This paper examines how religious concepts both reflected and informed the development of new technologies for encoding, transmitting, and printing written information. While many spiritualist writing machines were based on existing technologies that were repurposed for spirit communication, others prefigured or even inspired more advanced technological innovations. The history of spiritualist writing machines thus not only represents a response to the rise of new media technologies in the… CONTINUE READING
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