2023-03-08 Marc Raboy – The Marconi Legacy

Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, March 08, 2023 @ 7:30 PM ET

Marc Raboy

Meeting details

Marc Raboy is an emeritus professor of communication studies at McGill University, and the author of several books including Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World (Oxford University Press, 2016) which was a finalist for the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award in Non-fiction.

Of all the names associated with the origins of wireless radio communication, one stands out: Guglielmo Marconi, who was the first to imagine and realize a practical system for using the electromagnetic spectrum to send messages from one point to another, anywhere in the world and regardless of physical obstacles. From his early adolescent tinkering in wireless Morse code telegraphy, through the development of broadcast radio, to his later experiments with microwave communication, Marconi – and increasingly, as time went on, his company – dominated the field of radio communication worldwide between the 1890s and 1930s, and it is not exaggerating to say that everything we do today in terms of global, mobile, wireless communication is part of the Marconi legacy.


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Last Updated on 2023-03-19 by AdminOARC

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