9781623563110

Remote Control

  • ISBN 13:

    9781623563110

  • ISBN 10:

    1623563119

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/03/2015
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

While we all use remote controls, we understand little about their history or their impact on our daily lives. Caetlin Benson-Allot looks back on the remote control's material and cultural history to explain how such an innocuous media accessory has changed the way we occupy our houses, interact with our families, and experience the world. From the first wired radio remotes of the 1920s to infrared universal remotes, from the homemade TV controllers to the Apple Remote, remote controls shape our media devices and how we live with them.

Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in the The Atlantic.

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