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Monday, 25 September 2017, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

Multimedia 1900: Experience and Entertainment in Everyday Life

Professor Ian Christie


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We know a great deal about media gadgetry in retrospect, but much less about how it was perceived and experienced by early users. Historians at the end of the 19th century have traditionally paid little attention to 'new media' experiences, even though media historians would claim that this was the moment when the new media of communication and entertainment were already exercising their fascination.

Suppose we try to imagine a 'day in the life' of some Londoners in 1900, what would we find?

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Professor Christie is Visiting Professor in the History of Film and Media at Gresham College. He is a renowned British film scholar and currently Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck, University of London.

Current Visiting Professor of Media

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