Our next book club will discuss a book on Radio: Making Waves in Sound. We have six weeks to purchase, read and explore this August 2019 book (240 pages) which should stimulate interesting group discussion of members’ perspective on science involved, and their own lifetime experiences with radio. The link to the affordable kindle and hardcover edition on Amazon is https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SRTB625/ref=docs-os-doi_0
Join Zoom Meeting on Tuesday July 12th, 9pm Eastern
Meeting ID: 891 9289 9368
73, Jay AA4FL
Radio is a medium of seemingly endless contradictions. Now in its third century of existence, the technology still seems startling modern; despite frequent predictions of its demise, radio continues to evolve and flourish in the age of the internet and social media. This book explores the history of the radio, describing its technological, political and social evolution, and how it emerged from Victorian experimental laboratories to become a near-ubiquitous presence in our lives. The book is shaped by radio’s multiple characters and characteristics – radio waves occur in nature, but have been harnessed and moulded by human beings to bridge oceans and reconfigure our experience of space and time.
This is an informative and thought-provoking book for all enthusiasts of an old technology that still has the capacity to enthuse, entertain, entice and enrage today.
Published in association with the Science Museum, London.