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    • The nature and effects of power-loom weaving of cotton 

      Dugan, David; Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-23)
      In a conversation between George Wrigley and Simon Schaffer, the work in a power loom cotton mill is discussed and the effects of the introduction of factory production of cotton is analysed. This is shown against a ...
    • The nature and importance of early glass air pumps 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Simon Schaffer stands with an early ninteenth century air pump in Faraday’s laboratory in the Royal Institution. He explains what it does and why it was so crucial in science, an indispensable tool from Boyle’s time in ...
    • Origins of mechanical clocks 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      The origins of mechanical clocks explained by Simon Schaffer in St Alban’s Abbey. Are clocks and bells connected, so that clocks developed out of the Benedictine order?
    • Precision clock making and the personalization of time 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Clock making as a mechanical enterprise. The desire for precision, the domesticating of time keeping, portable and standardized time, central time systems needed. Networks of mechanical time. Simon Schaffer explains.
    • The revolutionary impact of the steam engine 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      Sitting with a model of Stephenson’s Rocket, Simon Schaffer reflects on the steam revolution and how it changed the world in the nineteenth century in so many different ways.
    • The role of slavery in the industrial revolution 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      Simon Schaffer explains the Atlantic system, which involved cotton, sugar and slaves. The motive for linking Liverpool (the great slave city) with Manchester (the great cotton city) with a railway, arose out of slavery. ...
    • Scenes in a factory full of large machines 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      Reconstructed scenes of workers clocking in to a factory and huge machines at work work.
    • Seminar at King's College - first 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      A discussion in relation to the television series 'The Day the World took Off' at King's College
    • Seminar at King's College, Cambridge - number 6 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Seminar of five academics at King's college, Cambridge in July 1998 in connection with the television series, 'The Day the World Took Off'.
    • Seminar at King's College, Cambridge - number three 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Seminar of five academics at King's college, Cambridge in July 1998 in connection with a television series called 'The Day the World Took Off'
    • Seminar at King's College, Cambridge, number four 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Seminar with five academics at King's College, in connection with the television series The Day the World Took Off.
    • Seminar at Kings College, Cambridge - Number 5 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      A discussion in relation to the television series 'The Day the World took Off' at King's College.
    • Ships as complex technical systems 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      The combination of elements out of which a ship is made, particularly the great ships of the eighteenth century onwards, turned them into complex technical systems. They worked by treating people as things. They consisted ...
    • Ships of Fortune - the third programme of 'The Day the World Took Off' 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-23)
      The film now includes the rise of the Dutch Empire and the spread of European civilization to the New World of America. It also looks at the rise of a commercial, capitalist civilization in western Europe and some reasons ...
    • The spread of mechanical clocks 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      The advantages of mechanical clocks and their spread in north-western Europe, the part they played in regulating work and extracting profit. Simon Schaffer explains.
    • The start of settled agriculture and writing 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      In answer to David Dugan, Joel Mokyr describes the start of settled agriculture and writing, the minimum density required for such agriculture and the history of writing.
    • The steam engine and industrialization 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Simon Schaffer in York Rail Museum talks to the camera about the relationship between the steam engine and industrialization and whatsteam meant; a regular supply of moving power for workshops and factories.
    • The steam engine and what it needs 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      Simon Schaffer explains that to produce an effective steam engine you do not just need specific inventions, such as the separate condenser of James Watt, but also skills from clockworking, distillation, metal working and ...
    • The symbolism of clocks 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Clocks are important for what they symbolize, namely that underneath the chaos of life there are regularities and humans can match these with machines. Simon Schaffer explains.
    • War and Peace - the fifth programme of 'The Day the World Took Off' 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-23)
      Covering one thousand years, again looking at the comparison between East Asia and Western Europe, the film concentrates on the two great technologies of this thousand year period, agriculture and war. The effects of ...