Tag Archives: Technology

1865: An Unlikely Alliance

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an unlikely alliance was formed between the makers of pianos and the manufacturers of sewing machines. Both were products widely used by women at home, both were widely seen as triumphs of American … Continue reading

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1889: Clouds

Marie Triepcke Kroyer: Clouds (1889)

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1923: Emancipation Machine

“I feel that I have done something for the women who have always had to work so hard. This will enable them more easily to earn a living.” Statement of Christopher Latham Sholes, inventor of the typewriter   HOW WOMEN … Continue reading

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2012: Moon

Yee Sookyun: Translated Vase 2012 TVW The Moon 1 (2012) (source)

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2007: The Doll House

In 2005 I acquired the use of a farmhouse, abandoned in the late 60’s. The house was located near Sinclair Manitoba on highway #2. For over 18 months ( – winter) I re-shingled the roof with recycled shingles and restored … Continue reading

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1895: Tentacles of the City

This is the beginning of “La plaine,” the poem that opens Emile Verhaeren’s 1895 book of poems, Les villes tentaculaires [The Tentacled Cities]. The cover is by Théo van Rysselberghe (source). I couldn’t find a translation online, so I did the … Continue reading

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2002: In the Encyclopedia

Marc Steinmetz: Radio Receiver (2002) “Sometime in the seventies an inmate of Ludwigsburg prison, Germany, built this radio on the sly and hid it inside an encyclopedia.” From a series of photographs of prison escape tools (here).

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