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Steam Power

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Steam Power

  1. 1. Steam Power A gate way to mass media and transportation By Sophie Conti
  2. 2. Erastus Bringham Biggelow (1814-1879)
  3. 3. David Landes
  4. 4. Prominent sector in transportation inventions
  5. 5. Adolphe Blanqui (1731-1802)
  6. 6. Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802)
  7. 7. “ Soon the shall arm unconquer’d steam afar, drag the slow barge or drive the rapid car; or on wide waving wings expanded bear, the flying a chariot through fields of air”
  8. 8. “ Canal Mania” Britain, 1790-1793
  9. 9. “Canal Mania” extends to France <ul><li>St. Quentin Canal connects with North Sea </li></ul><ul><li>English Channel connects with Seine River </li></ul>
  10. 10. “ Canal Mania” extends to US <ul><li>opening up of Erie Canal </li></ul>
  11. 11. Karl Marx (1818-1883) <ul><li>Steam power is an “accomplished wonder of industrialization” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Frederick Koerig
  13. 13. Karl Marx, Freidrich Engles, Antonio Gramsci
  14. 14. Charles Babbage (1792-1871) <ul><li>“ The labour of a hundred artificers is now performed by the operations of a single machine” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Crimean War (1853-1856)
  16. 16. “Publish” - The word drops its religious connotations.
  17. 17. NEW IDEA
  18. 18. <ul><li>Nikolai Kondratieff (1892-1938) </li></ul><ul><li>J.A. Schumpeter (1883-1950) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Francis Bacon <ul><li>“ We imitate flights of birds, have ships and boats for going underwater…” </li></ul><ul><li>- from Atlantis </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>mass production = mass culture = mass market </li></ul>
  21. 21. Gustave Le Bon “L’opinion et la Foule”
  22. 22. <ul><li>Consumerism is introduced </li></ul><ul><li>First department stores sprout in 19th century, starting with Paris </li></ul>

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