Dracula Part 12: The Phonograph

If phonographs could stump Dracula, one can only wonder what an iPhone would do to him. Or one could watch this video. It’s a lot faster than all that wondering.

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photograph is so is such an interesting device So the

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photograph in one sense represents technology because i think it's

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a relatively new technology of the age that you can

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record your voice it comes up I think in the

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first context in the insane asylum that john john seward

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uses the photograph to record his sessions with his band

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of lunatics Then meena picks up the technology and transcribes

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what they recorded on the photograph into shorthand which i

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don't think people use anymore But i think it's a

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technique from the nineteenth and twentieth century to sort of

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direct things in an abbreviated fashion I think the main

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purpose is that it's something that stumps dracula so it

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like more than anything it sort of represents the chasm

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or gap between the new when the old that dracula

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is able to amass a lot of new information but

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he's not able to amass everything So he doesn't really

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understand what's going on with the photograph his understand what's

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going on with shorthand it's also sort of from a

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like a narrative theory perspective It's Also a different sort

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of spin on how to how you narrate a story

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you have You have like this kind of body less

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voice that's it that's echoing back to you that's a

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great body his voice i love Out is dracula used 00:01:57.099 --> [endTime] the photograph as a literary device Oh no