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Journey into Information Theory
Explore the history of communication from signal fires to the Information Age
A broad introduction to this field of study
Rosetta Stone, 196 B.C.E., granite, 114.4 cm x 72.3 x 27.9 cm or 45 x 28.5 x 11 inches, Ptolemaic Period (British Museum, London). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker
Introduction to coding theory!
The history of visual telegraphs
Play with the shutter telegraph!
Long before the internet people thought about sending information along wires using static electricity.
The key technologies in our story.
Electric Telegraphs and developments leading to Morse Code.
Click the handle of telegraph key to send dot or dash. To send a dot = 0.2 seconds. To send a dash = 0.6 seconds. Can you spell your name?