Glass, clocks and precision
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Dugan, D. (2004). Glass, clocks and precision [Video file]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/659
In Faraday’s laboratory, Simon Schaffer explains what clockwork does, namely to encourage precision engineering, just like glass. The domestication of precision. Like glass, which opened a window on the world, extremely precise manipulation of lens grinding also led to precision.
science, industrial revolution
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