Invention of Radio

Radio is another example of technology shaped by both science and values that changes our experience of the world.
Radio started out as a hobby--part of the emphasis on the new technological world available to everyone
It is also an example of an invention

Note that Radio was initially imaged as a wireless telegraph; the idea of broadcasting was a separate invention

The Wireless Telegraph:

Marconi (left) at time of first successful transatlantic test

  artist's rendition of the sinking of the Titanic
Towards a larger market:

The invention of broadcasting:

 KDKA station, Pittsburgh

 1926 Silvertone Receiver

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