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By Adelheid Voskuhl

The eighteenth century observed the construction of a few outstanding mechanical androids: no less than ten fashionable automata have been equipped among 1735 and 1810 by means of clockmakers, courtroom mechanics, and different artisans from France, Switzerland, Austria, and the German lands. Designed to accomplish refined actions corresponding to writing, drawing, or song making, those “Enlightenment automata” have attracted non-stop serious awareness from the time they have been made to the current, frequently as harbingers of the trendy business age, an period within which human our bodies and souls supposedly turned mechanized.
In Androids within the Enlightenment, Adelheid Voskuhl investigates such automata—both depicting piano-playing girls. those automata not just play tune, but in addition circulation their heads, eyes, and torsos to imitate a sentimental physique means of the eighteenth century: musicians have been anticipated to generate sentiments in themselves whereas taking part in, then speak them to the viewers via physically motions. Voskuhl argues, opposite to a lot of the following scholarly dialog, that those automata have been designated masterpieces that illustrated the sentimental tradition of a civil society instead of expressions of hysteria in regards to the mechanization of people through commercial expertise. She demonstrates that purely in a later age of commercial manufacturing unit creation did mechanical androids instill the terror that sleek selves and societies had develop into indistinguishable from machines. 

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The strings were hit not with a hammer but with a cylinder covered with leather and treated with rosin. Engelmann, “Aus der Geschichte,” 843. 63. Beyer, Faszinierende Welt der Automaten, 72; Wolf, Kaufmanns Trompeterautomat, 29. 64. The trumpeter is kept at the Deutsches Museum under inventory number 4423. The entry for the trumpeter gives this height. 66 During a performance, the barrel moved in its axial direction. For one complete musical piece, the barrel made about six revolutions, which corresponded to a time period of thirty to forty seconds.

Automaton-Making in the Eighteenth Century The eighteenth century was an unusually prolific period in the history of automaton-making, and the automata made during this period 35. , 28–29 (Bentley’s emphasis). 36. Condillac, Traité des sensations. See also Condillac, L’origine des connoissances (1746); and Condillac, Traité des animaux (1755). The relationship between man and animal, and the metaphysical spin-offs of this question, had been at the center of French philosophy ever since Descartes had given the problem a foundation in the early seventeenth century.

Regiomontanus is reported to have constructed a mechanical fly as well as a mechanical flying eagle. 46 By the beginning of the fifteenth century, rapid developments in clock-making and the mechanical arts as well as increasing emphasis on ostentatious representation of political power at princely courts entailed that automata were no longer construed as magical and technical encyclopedias and their twentieth-century renderings found in Heckmann, Die andere Schöpfung; Sauer, Marionetten; Beyer, Faszinierende Welt der Automaten; Swoboda, Der künstliche Mensch.

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