The Futurist Manifestos and the Emergence of Wireless Writing
For all the emphasis on Marinetti and his wireless imagination, the actual parameters of his interaction with wireless telegraphy and later radio remain largely unknown. This chapter turns to these encounters. Recuperating the details of wireless invention in the figure of Guglielmo Marconi, the chapter begins by focusing on the wireless medium itself as well as the principal features of the wireless operator, or marconista, as he was known in Italy. After outlining the technical characteristics of the wireless operator and the nature of the wireless transmission, it turns to the “Technical Manifesto of Futurist Literature”. It shows how Marinetti's wireless imagination denies its Romantic lineage, becoming instead a dictating machine whose transmissions to the medium Marinetti have little to do with sense.
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