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Douglas Kahn

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520257801

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520257801.001.0001

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Collaborating Objects Radiating Environments

Collaborating Objects Radiating Environments

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Earth Sound Earth Signal
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Douglas Kahn

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0019

The saturation of urban spaces with electromagnetic fields and waves is presented in terms of radio interference from domestic electrical appliances, commercial electrical devices, and the infrastructure of electrical grids, the last as present by Henry Adams in his famous “The Dynamo and the Virgin.” The suspicion that domestic and commercial devices might be used for ad hoc communications technologies by enemy agents was extended, upon the advent of nuclear weapons and intercontinental delivery systems, to a suspicion that they might be used as homing devices for bombing raids in nuclear conflict. Such concerns, entertained by the US government, lead to the establishment of the emergency broadcast channel, CONELRAD.

Keywords:   radio interference, radio noise, electromagnetic pollution, electrical noise, spying devices, homing devices, CONELRAD, Henry Adams, The Dynamo and Virgin

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