The Man Who Networked the World: Guglielmo Marconi and the invention of modern communication

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A century before the Internet, the world went wireless when the Irish-Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi discovered how to use radio waves for communication. Marconi, arguably the most important precursor to today’s world of mobile, wireless communication, was also an entrepreneur, diplomat and global media celebrity. His life and times are the subject of a new biography by Marc Raboy.

Professor Raboy has blogged about the subject at The first company that wanted to ‘connect the world’ wasn’t Google or Facebook.

Marc Raboy is Professor and Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. 

Paddy Scannell is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan.

Robin Mansell (@REMVAN) is Professor New Media and the Internet at LSE.

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