Wireless: Oliver Lodge, Science, and Spiritualism
Royal Society, London, 24 April 2014
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Oliver Lodge's work in telecommunications arose from his life-long interest in the ether. This workshop explores Lodge's impact on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century telecommunications, particularly wireless telegraphy and radio, but situates this alongside his interest in more esoteric etheric phenomena. Studying Lodge's spiritualism provides a new way of understanding his physics, but also a way of approaching broader communication networks, occult or otherwise, of the period.