By Mi Gyung Kim
The Imagined Empire explores how this fabric artifact, the flying computing device, not just increased the general public for technology and spectacle but additionally encouraged utopian desires of a republican monarchy that might obliterate social barriers. The balloon, Mi Gyung Kim argues, was once a people-machine, a cultural functionality that unified and mobilized the folk of France, who imagined an aerial empire that will deliver glory to the French state. This serious historical past of ballooning considers how a comparatively uncomplicated mechanical equipment turned an explosive cultural and political phenomenon at the eve of the French Revolution.
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