Ernst Kapp was a German philosopher of technology and geographer. He was prosecuted for sedition in the late 1840s and subsequently emigrated to Texas where he became a noted early Free Thinker and abolitionist.
Human Organs: On Ernst Kapp’s “Elements of a Philosophy of Technology”
A review of Ernst Kapp's 1877 work, which represents "an important forerunner in theories of media and culture."...