Scrambled Messages: Telegraphic imaginary 1857-1900 by King's College London published on 2013/08/20 13:55:41 +0000 With Professor Clare Pettitt. Charles Wheatstone, Professor at King’s in the 19th century, developed instruments for the telegraph and in particular the transatlantic cable. Using these instruments and other of Wheatstone’s assets from King’s archives, this project addresses issues in mediation and transmission in Victorian painting, literature and properties of materials and how objects create patterns of communication in and of themselves. Professor Pettitt also discusses thinking about the ways in which the telegraph and electrical communication remade the culture, new ways of thinking, making and representing the experience of being human and how literature and science are part of the same culture. Professor Pettitt challenges the ideas about what cyberspace means to us by looking at Victorian questions, paradoxes, situations and problems to open up new avenues of inquiry. How has technology naturalised itself?