Electra House, London (1902)

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Dr. Alex Bremner navigates London as the powerhouse of British technological imperialism, by looking at Electra House. Home to the Eastern Telegraph Company, London’s Electra House became the centre of Britain’s global telecommunications empire at the turn of the twentieth century. The regulated mesh of its architecture similarly ensnared global geographies, submitting it to the whims of commercial and imperial prerogative. Electra House persists as an important artefact of corporate and technological empire, and a stark precedent for contemporary geopolitical struggles over 5G broadband.

Period12 Nov 2020

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  • TitleElectra House, London (1902)
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSpotify
    Media typeOther
    Duration/Length/Size15 minute
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date12/11/20
    DescriptionDr. Alex Bremner navigates London as the powerhouse of British technological imperialism, by looking at Electra House. Home to the Eastern Telegraph Company, London’s Electra House became the centre of Britain’s global telecommunications empire at the turn of the twentieth century. The regulated mesh of its architecture similarly ensnared global geographies, submitting it to the whims of commercial and imperial prerogative. Electra House persists as an important artefact of corporate and technological empire, and a stark precedent for contemporary geopolitical struggles over 5G broadband.
    Producer/AuthorJelena Sofronijevic/Alex Bremner
    PersonsAlex Bremner

Keywords

  • Electra House
  • empire
  • imperialism
  • communications
  • telegraph
  • architecture
  • London
  • British