Hidden Technology #501

November 23, 2018

This week we spend the hour with Kat Jungnickel to discuss her new book "Bikes & Bloomers: Victorian women inventors and their extraordinary cycle wear". New technology can change social expectations and sometimes requires other new inventions so everyone can participate. Those might sound like modern problems, but Victorian Britain in the 1890's had to answer the question: how can a woman use the latest must-have technology, the safety bicycle, while wearing a corset and long, multilayered skirts?


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Kat Jungnickel

Kat Jungnickel is a senior lecturer in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research explores mobilities, gender, technology cultures, maker communities and visual and inventive methods. She is the author of the recently published "Bikes and Bloomers: Victorian Women Inventors and their Extraordinary Cycle Wear".