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Early Printing Press



Moveable Type and

The Beginnings of Mass Communication

The invention of the moveable type printing press has arguably had one of the most profound impacts on the human world of any invention, rivaling even the wheel itself. The ability to quickly share ideas around the world on a large scale changed not only the pace of invention, the development of scientific methods, the sharing of philosophical and religious thought, but in fact it has changed our sense of ownership of ideas and thought, of our very concept of the "Individual" and even the individual's relation to The State and to God. (We do tread very lightly on that last point.)

Program Outline

[ Seminar Format Ca. 45 minutes ]
[ Workshop Format Ca. 90 minutes ]
Workshop Format has more hands-on time for the participants

Prior to Gutenberg

Contemporary Technology:

The Critical Invention:


The Big Names of Printing

Social Change via Mass Communication

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