Recent Posts tagged with television history

The Polish Polymath Who Came Up With Television For Opera – In 1878

  His name was Julijan Ochorowicz (though his first name was also spelled Julian or even Julien), and he was, among other things, a scientist, engineer, mathematician, inventor (credited with the first hands-free telephone), economist, linguist, Egyptologist, philosopher, poet, teacher, […]  More

Pittsburgh, SMPTE, & Before by Mark Schubin

This is SMPTE’s centennial year. Did you know the society might not exist if not for Pittsburgh? The same might also be said for the whole motion-image industry! Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pittsburgh, Westinghouse, PPG, and even Heinz played […]  More

Help Fund a Book About Henry Sutton, Television Pioneer

  In 1890, Henry Sutton, of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, published the diagram above (minus the annotations) in The Telegraphic Journal and Electrical Review. It was, conceivably, the first viable proposal for a complete television system (this diagram shows only an elevation […]  More

It's the End of an Era, But Which?

  The day after the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of the society that became SMPTE, The New York Times reported on July 25, 2016, on the front page of its business section, on the end of an era. […]  More

"What We've Done and What We Might Yet Do"

“What We’ve Done and What We Might Yet Do” The Inaugural Meeting of the New SMPTE Pittsburgh section Recorded September 3, 2014 As SMPTE approaches its 100th anniversary, it’s fun to look back at both our past and where we […]  More