☰ Menu

Technology's Stories

Stories

Article

May 20th, 2020 by: Abigail Harrison Moore

Electric Lighting: The Housewife’s Moral Challenge

Technology’s Stories v. 8, no. 1 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2020.06.08.06 PDF: Harrison Moore_Housewifes Moral Challenge Energy supply, like home design, in nineteenth century England was traditionally considered a decision for the “master” of the house. Yet a look at Mrs Haweis’ The Art of Decoration (1881), which includes one of the earliest print recommendations for the…

More Info
Article

June 13th, 2019 by: Laurence Douny

From Pits to Pots: Indigo Dyeing Traditions of the Maranse of Burkina Faso

Technology’s Stories v. 7, no. 2 – DOI: DOI:  10.15763/jou.ts.2019.06.13.01 PDF: Douny_From Pits to Pots The abandoned sites of dyeing pits in the village of Zomkalga in northern-central Burkina Faso show the long-standing economic significance of an indigo industry that was developed by the Maranse in the first half of the 18th century[1] and that…

More Info
Article

June 13th, 2019 by: Samantha ShoreyDaniela Rosner

Making Core Memory – An experiment in troubling computing histories

Technology’s Stories v. 7, no. 2 –  10.15763/jou.ts.2019.06.13.02 PDF: Shorey_Making Core Memory In a two-minute clip from the docuseries Moon Machines, two women in white smocks pass a needle back and forth through a matrix of eyelet openings.[1] Sitting under task lamps in a Raytheon facility outside of Boston, they are making “core memory” for…

More Info
Article

June 13th, 2019 by: Sarah Lowengard

Western Travelers Describe Foreign Textile Practices

Technology’s Stories v. 7, no. 2 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2019.06.13.03 PDF: Lowengard_Western Travelers The interested bystander is a familiar presence in narratives of information exchange in the early modern period. The observations of expatriates writing home, officials on government-sponsored tours, merchants and traders were constant and often significant components to stories about dissemination of techniques across…

More Info