The Bakken: A social history of electricity
May 30, 2004 7:27 AM   Subscribe

The Bakken: A social history of electricity The Bakken is a growing center "for education and learning that furthers the understanding of the history, cultural context, and applications of electricity and magnetism in the life sciences and their benefits to contemporary society." The site includes an illustrated collection of artifacts ranging from static electricity generators and Leyden jars to Victorian therapeutic magnetic belts, and exhibitions on Mesmer and Mesmerism and Mary Shelley and Frankenstein. The institute was founded by Earl Bakken, the co-inventor of the pacemaker.
posted by carter (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A pacemaker for the brain that may not only improve the symptoms of Parkinson's and other movement disorders, but is being explored as a treatment for Tourette syndrome and deep, intractable depression.
posted by Faze at 12:49 PM on May 30, 2004

heh. I thought this post'd be about bakken
posted by mr.marx at 5:20 PM on May 30, 2004

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