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The Ethereal Mind

The Essay, Rewiring the Mind Episode 1 of 5

The historian of broadcasting, David Hendy, explores the ways in which the electronic media have shaped the modern mind.

How did wireless conquer the world in the early years of the twentieth century, and how did a fascination with radio among scientists and writers unleash new ideas about the transmission of thought and the utopian potential of invisible forces?

Producer: Matt Thompson.

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15 minutes

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Mon 4 Apr 2011 23:00

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