Wireless: From Marconi's Black-Box to the Audion (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology)

Wireless: From Marconi's Black-Box to the Audion (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology)
Publisher: The MIT Press | Pages: 272 | Publication Date: 2001-10-01 | ISBN: 0262082985 | PDF

By 1897 Guglielmo Marconi had transformed James Clerk Maxwell’s theory of electromagnetic waves into a workable wireless telegraphy system, and by 1907 Lee de Forest had invented the audion, a feedback amplifier and oscillator that opened the way to practical radio transmission. Fifteen years after Marconi’s invention, wireless had become an essential means of communication, as well as a hobby for many. This book offers a new perspective on the early days of wireless communication. Drawing on previously untapped archival evidence and recent work in the history and sociology of science and technology, it examines the substance and context of both experimental and theoretical aspects of engineering and scientific practices in the first years of this technology. It offers new insights into the relationship between Marconi and his scientific advisor, the physicist John Ambrose Fleming (inventor of the vacuum tube). It includes the full story of the infamous 1903 incident in which Marconi’s opponent Nevil Maskelyne interfered with Fleming’s public demonstration of Marconi’s syntonic (tuning) system at the Royal Institution by sending derogatory messages from his own transmitter. The analysis of the Maskelyne affair highlights the struggle between Marconi and his opponents, the efficacy of early syntonic devices, Fleming’s role as a public witness to Marconi’s private experiments, and the nature of Marconi’s "shows." It also provides a rare case study of how the credibility of an engineer can be created, consumed, and suddenly destroyed. The book concludes with a discussion of de Forest’s audion and the shift from wireless telegraphy to radio.

Synergy - Audion (1981) [Reissue 1998]  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 19, 2015
Synergy - Audion (1981) [Reissue 1998]

Synergy - Audion (1981) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 262 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers - 42 MB
Genre: Electronic, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Chronicles (314 558 046-2)

As Synergy, Larry Fast composed, recorded, and released Audion on Passport Records as a cassette and vinyl LP in 1981. It had a limited release as a CD in 1986. For digital remastering in 1998, Fast used the original tapes that preceded the original release. This legendary e-musician has always been on the cutting edge of technology and artistry. His soundscape is full of dense, deep, dark, and deft sequences. To assure that there are no mistaken identities, Fast adds more sequences. To give the disc its artistic integrity, he adds some synth riffs with rock & roll textures and timbres…
Wireless: From Marconi's Black-Box to the Audion (Repost)

Sungook Hong, "Wireless: From Marconi's Black-Box to the Audion"
2001 | pages: 267 | ISBN: 0262082985 | PDF | 10 mb

Synergy - Audion (1981)  Music

Posted by susjen at Oct. 15, 2006
Synergy - Audion (1981)

Synergy - Audion (1981)
Electronic | MP3 320 Kbps | 45:09 | 103 Mb

Audion Labs Podcast Station v2.0.6  Software

Posted by webgurru at Oct. 2, 2006
Audion Labs Podcast Station v2.0.6

Audion Labs Podcast Station v2.0.6

Audion Labs Podcast Station v2.0.6 | Win32 |Size: 11.95 MB

Record. Edit. Mix. Publish.

Welcome to Podcast Station, a Win 2k and XP program that will record, edit, mix and publish your podcasts. It's like having a control console on your computer. Podcast Station provides an easy and fun way to create a Podcast from start to finish. Designed to be used with or without mixers, amplifiers or compression/limiters because these are all built in.

Wavestar - 2 Studio Albums (1985-1987)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Sept. 8, 2016
Wavestar - 2 Studio Albums (1985-1987)

Wavestar - 2 Studio Albums (1985-1987)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 314 MB
Genre: Electronic, Berlin School | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audion Recording, Groove Unlimited

Wavestar is a British synthesizer duo consisting of Dave Ward-Hunt (who tragically died 19 July, 1999), and John Dyson.
Zenith (1985). Originally released on cassette in 1985, this music has been remastered and added to, resulting in a total of 67 minutes for this 2001 CD reissue of this second album by Wavestar. If this material is "dated" at all, it is firmly rooted in a time of expansive majesty in the genre of electronic music. Ambient electronics float in a sea of actively sequenced keyboards. When these sequencer rolls are not fulfilling the music's rhythmic quotient, E-perc delivers the required energetic elements. Searing guitar injects a visceral quality, bestowing both guts and intellectualism to the music…