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ECLECTICIST: Television

Show Notes & Research

Introduction

Topic Overview

Off-topic

Talking Points

Glossary

Wrap Up

From the Show

Broadcast: 10th July, 2016

Last update: 15th July, 2016

Published: 15th July, 2016

Introduction

Topic Overview

Something that's happening over there, displayed over here. Better yet, something that happened over there now displayed over here. Increasingly, something that never happened, displayed. There's nothing not to like about the concept of television. We're a highly visual species and the ability to see things that we have not witnessed (or are not witnessing) is a magic trick that in a just world, we should never get over. Ever since that great Scot, John Logie Baird managed to force his brain to accept the incredible abstraction that is the transmission of moving pictures, there has been nothing to slow the torrential adoption of the one eyed monster. We are now friends with Friends, tearful at the deaths of strangers, exhilarated at the feats of the brave and in thrall to the sway of advertisers. How great a part in our shared culture do the luminaries of television form? How fares their art? How might the wondrous technology itself change going forward?

Off-topic

What we’re not talking about

Talking Points

Each bullet is a talking point. Sub-bullets are topics that may or may not be covered. Usage: Read the bullet and sub-bullets then talk about some or all sub-bullets.



Gorballs fiddling with one of the new 'People's Radio Sets' at the Annual Radio Exhibition in 1938.

 

My Black and White 1960 Pye Bum-Master 550 bursting with cobwebs and bursting vacuum tubes.

 

Colour RCA TVs From 1954.

Glossary

Terminology specific to the topic

Wrap Up

From the Show

Notes, corrections and further references

http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/cl/2/TVs - comparing flat screens

http://www.whathifi.com/advice/oled-tv-everything-you-need-to-know - everything you need to know about OLEDs