Philadelphia SMPTE Meeting Notice
January 12th, 2017
West Chester, PA
Vic Florio – QVC
Presentation: Breaking the Vision Barrier: Why Television Research Began in 1877 and Why No One Knows It.
Prior to 1877, there was no hint of a television camera — not even in science fiction or fantasy. In 1877, eight people, in five countries on both sides of the Atlantic, began working on television systems, and there has not been a year since without television research (though the word “television,” itself, wasn’t coined until 1900). Why the “vision barrier” between 1876 and 1877? How did it get broken? Why don’t television history books discuss it? After extensive research, Mr. Schubin thinks he knows the answers.
Presenter: Mark Schubin
Multiple Emmy award-winning SMPTE Fellow Mark Schubin has been working professionally in television since 1967 and writing about it since 1972. His blog, SchubinCafe.com, is archived by the Library of Congress.
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