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The machine that made us [electronic resource].

McGrady, Patrick, (film director.). Fry, Stephen, 1957- (narrator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 59 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2019.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Patrick Mcgrady.
Participant or Performer Note:
Stephen Fry, narrator.
Summary, etc.:
The printing press was the world's first piece of mass-production technology. Its invention changed the world as dramatically as splitting the atom or sending men into space. It ignited a cultural revolution that shaped the modern age. It changed the way our brains work, replacing a spoken culture with a written one. It is the machine that made us who we are today. Viewers will travel with Stephen Fry on a journey to explore the story of the machine and of the man who created it: Johann Gutenberg. The journey will be shaped by the search for answers to two central questions: how did Gutenberg do it, and why?
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Gutenberg, Johann, 1397?-1468.
Printing presses > History.
Printing > History > Origin and antecedents.
Communication > Social aspects > Europe > History.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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