Events by Year

Event Year Description
Best of Times / Worst of Times 2016

It was totally the best of times, and totally the worst of times. This is the time, and this is the record of the time. Time waits for no man, and ti-i-i-ime, is on my side.

ETC Tribute Screening 2011

A tribute screening for ETC from the anthology DVD set.

Finishing Funds 2005

Angie Eng, Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus of LoVid, Koosil-Ja Hwang, Kabir Carter, Abigail Child, Alex Hahn, Eunjung Hwang, Mary Mattingly, Jillian McDonald, Tammy McGovern, Federico Muelas, Laura Parnes, Jennifer Reeves, Jason Van Anden, Jeremy Xido and Adam Zaretsky

Daniel Langlois Foundation 2004

With the assistance of the Daniel Langlois Foundation in 2004, as well as by the New York State Council on the Arts, we are focused presently on early video/media instruments - those tools designed individually or by artists and technologists working collaboratively, as well as innovative commercial devices. This research links associated texts, documentation, technical data, maker biographies and interviews, and tapes produced on these systems. Content derives from our tool and paper archives. We are electronically photographing the devices, and in some cases, creating moving image records of the functioning of the tool. We are scanning associated texts, documentation, and ephemera related to events which include posters, exhibition program notes, exhibition catalogs; and audio and video interviews. The data would be published on the existing History Project Website

Finishing Funds 2004

Awards for 2004 went to Amy and Donna Bassin, Zoe Beloff, Dallas Brennan, Ghen Zando Dennis, Tirtza Even, Kathleen Foster, Roberto Guerra, Barbara Hammer, Lee Krist, Jeffrey Lerer, Cynthia Madansky, Darrin Martin, Mitch McCabe, Rohi Mirza, Richard Pell, John Roach, Sanjna Singh and Pia Sawhney, Samauel Topiary, Gabrielle Weiss and Jonathan Zalben. Panelists: Johanna Raczynska and Kathy Brew.

International Student Residency 2004

Experimental Television Center offers the 9th workshop. Instructors: Pamela Susan Hawkins and Hank Rudolph.

Sponsored Projects 2004

Experimental Television Center provides sponsorship to Mara Alper (Forgiving the Unforgivable - distribution), Alan Berliner (Wide Awake), Norman Cowie (The Dimension in Which it Reigns Supreme), Nic Economos (Book Tick), Megan Roberts and Ray Ghirardo (Rain/Fall), Leah Gilliam (Agenda), Barbara Hammer (Sisters/Resisters), AMy Jenkins (We, Precarious) and Shawn Osnguard (Ghost in the Oat Bin). Funders include the New York State Council on the Arts, the FUnding Exchange, and National Video Resources.

Strengthening the Media Arts in NYS 2004

Strengthening the Media Arts in New York State - A Statewide Media Arts Convening and NAMAC Regional Meeting, partnership of Experimental Television Center, WAMC and the Electronic Media and Film Program of the New York State Council on the Arts. About 30 media arts and advocacy groups from around the State will be invited for one day of discussion surrounding issues of critical interest to the communities, and a second day devoted to one of four NAMAC think tank meetings held across the country each year.

The National Television and Video Preservation Foundation 2004

The National Television and Video Preservation Foundation is providing in-kind support in 2004 to preserve and remaster 10 hours of very early videotapes from the Center?s collection; the works were produced in the 1970s and showcase early analog and digital video imaging tools. The project will focus on early instruments - those tools individually designed by artists and the collaboration of artists and engineers/technologists, modifications to existing technology, and innovative applications of commercial technology ? and the collaborative relationships between artists and engineers, and the interdisciplinary nature of early media arts practice. The tapes which we are seeking to preserve feature important early video devices designed in the early to mid 1970s

Finishing Funds 2003

Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts. With an award in 2003 from mediaThe foundation, Finishing Funds is supporting 5 special awards for new media and intermedia performance works. Awards for 2003 were made to: Peter Bianco "Games for Two" a hand-processed 16mm film. Roddy Bogawa "I was born, but..." a 16mm film which begins with the death of Joey Ramone and punk music, and becomes a reflection on my life as an artist, and the issue of assimilation of Asian Americans as well as how culture is constituted. Abigail Child "Cake and Steak" an hour length series of 16mm films and digital projections that focus on post WW II North American suburbs, critically seen through the lens of colonialism, gender and immigration. Carrie Dashow "10 Cameras, 60 minutes" 10 channel video installation, part of a series of video/performance pieces, each involving different numbers of individuals who act as moving cameras, negotiating specific spaces at pre-assigned timecodes, recording the paths they are moving through, the intersections they pass, and the process of finding each other again through a...

Playback: Preserving Analog Video 2003

Playback: Preserving Analog Video, a DVD produced by BAVC (2003). PLAYBACK is an interactive DVD that invites users to view the technical practices of video preservation and to experience the complex decision-making process artists, conservators and video engineers engage in when the reconstruction of video artwork occurs. Contents include: Analog Video Basics: animations that depict the composition of analog videotape, demonstrate the chemical process of tape deterioration and how the video signal works. The Preservation Case Study: example of the real-life preservation process of the artwork. The Eternal Frame: a video art piece jointly produced by art collectives Ant Farm and T.R. Uthco in 1976. The Center contributed to the creation of this DVD, providing research into early equipment as well as photographs and access to technical data and ephemera.

The Unprofessionals 2003

The Unprofessionals, curated by Lindsay Sampson, consists of videos, drawings, and performances by 20+ artists whose work seems to have been influenced by the movie generation of; Clerks, Clockwatchers, Office Space, and Slackers. Exhibition at Cinema Borealis (Chicago), Squeaky Wheel (NY), Garfield Artworks (PA). This interactive video screening relates to the trials and tribulations of worker weirdos and whiners. The works present a look at all those kids who had to grow up, act normal, go to work, and hide their supposed flaws, and the grown ups who still find ways to be a little uninhibited. The viewer walks in on a "shout out", like by the DJ at your best friend's 15th birthday party, or at those dances in junior high, to all those kids and adults, those amateurs and unprofessionals who are in need of encouragement. This show is a place where the audiences' vulnerabilities are on their best behavior. Fe a t u r i n g Lindsay Sampson, Flea Batista, Torsten Zenas Burns, Anthony Discenza, Monica Duncan, Caleb Durand, Ron Ehmke, Stephanie Gray, K8 Hardy, Jesse Hulcher, Caroline Koebel, Meg Knowles, Jody Lafond, Annie Langan, Darrin Martin, Brian Milbrand, Brighid Anastasia O'...

Turbulent Screen - The Structural Movement in Film and Video 2003

Turbulent Screen - The Structural Movement in Film and Video. 29 August - 9 November, 2003. Oldenburg Film Festival and the Edith Russ Site for Media Art Artists in exhibition: Martin Arnold (A), Douglas Davis (USA), Takahiko Iimura (JAP), Runa Islam (GB), Mark Lewis (GB/CDN), Jonathan Monk (D/GB), Pat O'Neill (USA), Michael Snow (CDN), Steina and Woody Vasulka (USA) Artists in video and film program: Marc Adrian, Eric Anderson, Kenneth Anger, Martin Arnold, Bruce Baillie, Scott Bartlett, Jordan Belson, Lynda Benglis, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, Dietmar Brehm, John Cale, Bruce Conner, Peter Campus, Kerstin Cmelka, Tony & Beverly Conrad, Douglas Davis, Ed Emshwiller, Valie Export, Albert Finne, Morgan Fisher, Hollis Frampton, Ernie Gehr, Peter Gidal, Wilhelm & Birgit Hein, Gary Hill, Tony Hill, Gerard Holthuis, Takahiko Iimura, Ken Jacobs, Joan Jonas, Joe Jones, Kurt Kren, Gunter Kr¸ger, Peter Kubelka, Kerry Laitala, Owen Land, David Larcher, Standish D. Lawder, Malcolm LeGrice, lia, Sharon Lockhart, George Maciunas, Mara Mattuschka, Anthony McCall, Jonas Mekas, Matthias M¸ller, Werner Nekes & Dore O., Gunvar Nelson, Annabel Nicholson, Pat O'Neill, Yoko Ono, Dennis...

Finishing Funds 2002

Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. Awards for 2002 were made to: Leesa and Nicole Abahuni "Chaotic Robotic Synesthesia" a performance environment investigating a synthesthetic experience, the subjective response normally associated with one sense by stimulation of another; performative elements include 2 infrared robots, 7 human musicians and 2 human animators. Zoe Beloff "Claire and Don in Slumberland" a stereoscopic slide and film projection performance conjuring up spectral scenes, referring to the Phantasmagorias at the end of the 18th century where moving magic lanterns images of the French Revolution were projected onto smoke Torsten Burns "The Bodyspace Program" a collection of improvisational scenes linked by speculative content... post earth humans exploring family, sexuality, hygiene and humor in fictional space environments and organic/inorganic architectural surroundings Abigail Child and Benton Bainbridge "Subtalk" a digital response to September 11th and the ensuing period of state surveillance and popular paranoia Norman Cowie "Scenes From an Endless War" an experimental...

Irit Batsry 2002

On March 28, 2002 Whitney Museum of American Art director Maxwell L. Anderson announced that Irit Batsry (b. Israel, 1957) will receive the second Bucksbaum Award, a $100,000 prize and artist-in-residency awarded every two years to an artist working in the United States. Batsry's THESE ARE NOT MY IMAGES was produced during an residency at the Academy of Media Arts,Cologne, in association with La Sept/ARTE with support from the Department of Fine Arts(French Ministry of Culture). Made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, The Experimental TV Center, Central St. Martins College of Arts (London), Grand Canal (Paris), The Lux Center (London). Soundtrack by Stuart Jones.

Looking Back/Looking Forward 2002

Looking Back/Looking Forward, a symposium intended as a working session where artists, media arts staff, conservators, and technical experts will focus on the physical preservation of independent electronic media May 31-June 1, 2002. The symposium is organized by the Experimental Television Center (ETC) in association with Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP), Bay Area Video Coalition and the Electronic Media Specialty Group of the AIC (American Institute for the Conservation of Artistic and Historic Works). Looking Back/Looking Forward is hosted by the Downtown Community Television Center and is made possible with public funds from the Electronic Media and Film Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, and assistance from IMAP and Dave Jones Design. The symposium is organized by Sherry Miller Hocking, Assistant Director of the Experimental Television Center, and independent consultant Mona Jimenez

Media Preservation Salon 2002

Media Preservation Salon hosted by NAMAC, facilitated by Jim Hubbard and Mona Jimenez. Panelists include Sherry Miller Hocking (Experimental Television Center), Karan Sheldon (Northeast Historic Film), Toni Treadway (International Center for 8mm Film), Stepen Vitiello (The Kitchen), Heather Weaver (Bay Area Video Coalition), and others.

Alan Berliner 2001

Alan Berliner releases "The Sweetest Sound", with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Arte France, ITVS, the Righteous Persons Foundation, British Broadcasting Corporation; TV 1, Finland; New York Foundation for the Arts. The film has been exhibited on POV; Visions du Reel, Switzerland; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington; SXSW Film Festival; BBC2, London; Austin, Texas; Taos Talking Picture Festival; Berlin Film Festival. Exhibitions at "Eye and Though: Jewish Autobiography in Film and Video" at NYU Center for Media, Culture and History.

Eric Rosenzweig 2001

The Appearance Machine, by Eric Rosenzweig, an automous synaesthetic system that perpetually constructs a cinematic space, supported by the Experimental TV Center's Finishing Funds 2001.

Finishing Funds 2001

Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. Awards for 2001 were made to: Robert Attanasio "belongings" - A mournful music video for missing persons and unclaimed baggage. Luca Buvoli "Trailer for Not A Superhero's Non Adventures" - Part of a longer work dealing with an early fascination with the mythology of the superhero, this DVD work mimics and subverts the structure of the trailer by the introduction of complex philosophical issues Nancy Goldenberg "bedscape" - I escape from my 4th story apartment window and into the streets of NY carrying my bed on my back. A multimedia project with performance, video, installation and a web site. Stephanie Gray "Is This City Disappearing" - This Super 8 film is a poetic document of the decaying urban landscape in Buffalo. Thomas Allen Harris "That's My Face" - An autobiographical documentary, shot on Super 8mm film, exploring black identity in the USA, Brazil and Africa. Denise Iris "100 Mini Mentals" - This website brings art into the workplace and features 2 short videos each week mini mentals for one year. Jeffrey Lerer "Manuscript Fragments Found at...

International Student Residency 2001

International Student Residency, June 4-15, 2001. Held at the Experimental Television Center, and a partnership of the Center and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University, this annual working residency provides academic credit in an intensive collaborative experience for graduate and undergraduate media arts students. Instructors are Pamela Hawkins, Director of the ISR, and Hank Rudolph. Assistant Director of the ISR Program is Lara Davis. Guest lectures by Torsten Burns, Andrew Deutsch and Kristin Lucan and Joe McKay.

Jeanne Liotta 2001

Jeanne Liotta exhibition at Anthology Film Archives. June 8, 2001

Joe McKay and Kristin Lucas 2001

Joe McKay and Kristin Lucas presented an evening of work at the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players Theater, Owego, in conjunction with the International Student Residency at the Experimental Television Center.

Preserving the Immaterial: A Conference on Variable Media 2001

Preserving the Immaterial: A Conference on variable Media at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on March 30th and 31st, 2001.The focus of the conference is the museum's Variable Media Initiative, a radical new solution to the contested issues of new media preservation. Preserving the immaterial will examine case studies of artworks in a variety of ephemeral media, ranging from photo collages and film performances to video installations and Web sites. Artists, curators, conservators, and media experts will debate strategies for safeguarding these works against deterioration, technological obsolescence, and cultural amnesia. Organized by John G. Hanhardt, Senior Curator, and Jon Ippolito, Assistant Curator, Film and Media Arts Program of the Guggenheim Museum. Artists' works studied include those of Jan Dibbets, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Ken Jacobs, Robert Morris, Mark Napier, Nam June Paik, and Meg Webster.

Amy Jenkins 2000

Amy Jenkins premiers "Shelter for Daydreaming" at the John Michael Kohler Art Center (Wisconsin) November 12, 2000 - February 4, 2001. A two channel video installation, the work was supported by the New York State Council on the Arts (Experimental Television Center, fiscal sponsor), by Finishing Funds, the Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center and the MacDowell Colony.

Barbara Hammer 2000

"History Lessons" by Barbara Hammer is a reconstruction on film of lesbian history dating back to the very dawn of cinema. Supported in part by an award from the New York State Council on the Arts administered by the Experimental Television Center.

Barbara Hammer 2000

"History Lessons" by Barbara Hammer is a reconstruction on film of lesbian history dating back to the very dawn of cinema. Supported in part by an award from the New York State Council on the Arts administered by the Experimental Television Center.

Benton C Bainbridge 2000

Benton C Bainbridge presented Triggers at The Kitchen, December 7-23, 2000. Jukebox by Aaron Cantor, Spatialistics by the housofouch. An interactive jukebox stocked from a suite of analog-synthesized videos. Support from the Experimental TV Center.

Black Box Video Shorts, 2000

Black Box Video Shorts, October 11- November 8, 2000 at the College Art Gallery , College of New Jersey. Exhibition of early video art, including installations, live performances and tapes, and a large selection of ephemera from the Experimental TV Center's collection of early posters, programs and other materials. Curated by Anita Allyn. Also included works by Experiments in Art and Technology, works by Douglas Davis, Wolfgang Staehle, David Blair, Willoughby Sharpe, Amos Poe, Jack Waters, and Penny Arcade. Performances by Walter Wright and Marc Bisson.

Finishing Funds 2000

Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. Awards for 2000 were made to: Zoe Beloff "Shadow Land or Light from the Other Side" - a stereoscopic film investigation into the relationship between imagination and cinema technology, depicting the experience of a medium, Elizabeth d'Eperance, as a kind of mental projector, conjuring up specters for her clients Richard Bloes "Night Space" - a laserdisc installation using domestic materials to present a cosmology which explores how technology effects domestic space Lawrence Brose "Crossing" - experimental film exploring the erotic politics of sailor hazing rituals Anita Cheng "Daily Dance" - a year long dance constructed of daily works, presented interactively on the Web David Crawford "International Velvet" - a Web exploration of the ancient language of flags and the root and future of these visual forms of communication Brian Frye "Wormwood's Dog and Monkey Show" - a 16mm film composed of the discarded fragments of films, scraps of leader and laboratory remnants and remains of half started and abandoned projects by unknown filmmakers Neil Goldberg "...

Institute for Electronic Arts 2000

Mantic Ecstasy, a catalog of video works produced at the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University. Includes works by Peer Bode, Pamela Susan Hawkins, Andrew Deutsch, Jessie Shefrin and Darrin Martin which were produced, in part, through the Residency Program at the Experimental Television Center.

Irit Batsry 2000

These Are Not My Images (neither there nor here) was produced by Irit Batsry during an residency at the Academy of Media Arts,Cologne, in association with La Sept/ARTE with support from the Department of Fine Arts(French Ministry of Culture). Made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, The Experimental TV Center, Central St. Martins College of Arts (London), Grand Canal (Paris), The Lux Center (London). Soundtrack by Stuart Jones. 80 min., 2000. Mastered on D1. Projection formats include 35 MM, Digital Betacam, BetacamSP

Janene Higgins and Zeena Parkins 2000

Arch and How I See the World, works by Janene Higgins and Zeena Parkins, presented in performance at Experimental Intermedia, NYC, December 12, 2000. Works supported by the Experimental TV Center residency and grants programs.

Jud Yalkut 2000

Dream Reels: VideoFilms and Environments by Jud Yalkut. Whitney Museum of American Art. November 4 - December 3, 2000. "Vision Cantos, 2000" produced at the Experimental Television Center.

Megan Roberts and Raymond Ghirardo 2000

Installation Works by Megan Roberts and Raymond Ghirardo. Exhibited at Charleston Heights Arts Center (NC), at Las Vegas Cultural Arts Center (NV) and at Handwerker Gallery (Ithaca, NY).

Megan Roberts and Raymond Ghirardo 2000

Installation Works by Megan Roberts and Raymond Ghirardo. Exhibited at Charleston Heights Arts Center (NC), at Las Vegas Cultural Arts Center (NV) and at Handwerker Gallery (Ithaca, NY). 2000

Not Still Art Festival 2000

Not Still Art Festival 2000, held at the MicroMuseum, Brooklyn, NY April 29,2000. Not Still Art included a curated screening of works, a historical retrospective of works by Jud Yalkut, Carol Goss, Bill Etra, Shalom Gorewitz, Reynold Weidenaar and Mary Ross, created on a Paik/Abe Video Synthesizer and live performances by Carol Goss, Vanessa Bley, Hayes Greenfield, William Laziza, Mick Fortunato, Curtis Bahn, Dan Trueman, Walter Wright and Zipperspy aka Maria Moran.

Rockefeller Foundation 2000

Rockefeller Foundation awarded Film/Video Multimedia Fellowships to Kelly Anderson and Tami Gold, Peter Bratt, Hanna Elias, Marlon Fuentes, Charlene Gilbert, Sharon Lockhart, Lalo Lopez and Esteban Zul, Emiko Omori, Sam Pollard, Ellen Spiro, Caspar Stracke, Chris Sullivan, Isaac Webb, David Williams

Shigeko Kubota 2000

Sexual Healing, exhibition of works by Shigeko Kubota. Lance Fung Gallery, NY. March 2 - April 1, 2000

TechArcheology: A Symposium on Installation Art Conservation 2000

Bay Area Video Coalition organizes TechArcheology: A Symposium on Installation Art Conservation, held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and supported by the Getty Foundation. January 5-6, 2000. ABout 25 invited participants included the Getty Conservation Institute, MOMA, Tate Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pacific Film ARchives, SFMOMA, and four installation artists Dara Birnbaum, Hary Hill, James Coleman and Steve McQueen.

The Worlds of Nam June Paik 2000

The Worlds of Nam June Paik, exhibition at Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Web 2000

Web size estimated at over 1 billion pages

Apple Computer 1999

Apple Computer introduces the PowerBook G3/333 portable computer. $2500

Finishing Funds 1999

Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. Awards for 1999 were made to: Irit Batsry "Neither There Nor Here" - video and film poetic essay evoking the different meanings of Aplace", and a voyage into a Ameta-place@ Ericka Beckman "Hiatus" - experimental 16mm narrative film about a young woman who creates an on-line interactive identity game Rosateresa Castro-Vargas "An Angel Voice in the Subway" - xperimental audio work presenting the truncation of voice by urban environmental sounds David Crawford "Here and Now" - interactive web project suggesting new relationships within the new interactive telecommunications environment Terry Cuddy "Dr. Steadfast=s Last Migraine" - absurd narrative video, reading like a post-modern ABartleby the Scrivener@ Pat Doyen "Singsong"- experimental 16mm film about association and memory and their representation Elif Savas Felsen "Coup!" - documentary film examining military coups in Turkey over the last 40 years. Rebecca Herman "Easy-to-Draw Dictators" - an examination of systems of learning, and the subtle relationships between image, mode of presentation and...

Independent Media Arts Preservation 1999

Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP) is established, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Independent Media Arts Preservation 1999

With support from the New York Foundation for the Arts, IMAP conducts a needs-assessment for a web-based cataloging tutorial and union catalog of independent media collections, under the direction of Jim Hubbard

Independent Media Arts Preservation 1999

Independent Media Arts Preservation begins a technical assistance program for NYS media arts groups.

Motion: An Exhibition of Essentialist Film and Video 1999

Motion: An Exhibition of Essentialist Film and Video. The 58th Exhibition of Central New York Artists exhibition at Munson Williams Proctor Institute. Exhibition Guest Curator: John Knecht. Mary Murray, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Videotapes range from late 1970s through 1980s and were created at the Experimental Television Center; artists represented were Peer Bode, Matthew Schlanger, Connie Coleman, Alan Powell. Installation works by Daniella Dooling, Ralph Hocking, Peter HUtton, Ken Jacobs, Carol Kinne, Heidi Kumao, Les Leveque, Neil Zusman.

Rockefeller Foundation 1999

Rockefeller Foundation awarded Film/Video Multimedia Fellowships to Kadambari Baxi, Tom E. Brown, Veena Cabreros Sud, Jim Campbell, Sandi DuBowski, Natalie Jeremijenko, Art Jones, Jesse Lerner, Erik Loyer, Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir, David H. Riker, Jay Rosenblatt, Ira Sachs, Rea Tajiri

Slawomir Grunberg 1999

"School Prayer: A Community Divided" produced by Slawomir Grunberg and Ben Crane. The work received support from the New York State Council on the Arts through the sponsorship of the Experimental Television Center, the Soros Documentary Fund and the Independent Television Service. School Prayer: A Community Divided received a 2000 Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage Of a Continuing News Story. It has been screened at the Leipzig International Film Festival, the Athens International Film Festival, the Double Take Film Festival, the NY Lower East Side Film Festival, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, X International Documentary Film Festival (Portugal), and the Louisville Film and Video Festival. It received Best of the Festival award at the Hope and Dreams Film Festival, the Bronze Plaque at the Columbus International Film & Video Festival, and the Bronze Award at the Flagstaff International Film Festival.

Transmission: Exhibition 1999

Transmission: Exhibition. Bakalar and Huntington Galleries at Massachusetts College of Art. January 25th - February 27th, 1999. David Atwood, Staff Director, WGBH, 1967-1980 Presentors: Fred Barzyk, Executive Producer, WGBH/New Television Workshop, 1964-1981 Russell Connor, artist/writer/producer Betsy Connors, video artist/holographer Susan Dowling, Executive Director, NTW, 1982-93, co-curator, Transmission Michèle Furst, Director, BF/VF, 1978-80, co-curator, Transmission Jennifer Hall, Environmental Design Department, MassArt, Do While Studio Chrissie Iles, Curator of Film and Video, Whitney Museum of American Art Beryl Korot, video artist Dana Moser, Studio for Interrelated Media, MassArt Bob Riley, Curator of Media Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Special presentation on archiving and preserving video art by Carl Piermarini, Program Materials Supervisor and Selene Colburn, Project Archivist, New Television Workshop Project, Media Archives and Preservation Center, WGBH. Performance by Kristin Lucas. Installations include: Text and Commentary, 1977 by Beryl Korot. Egg Grows, 1984, by Nam June Paik. Untitled (MPD), 1998, by Tony Oursler. Three Tales: Hindenburg, 1998,...

America Online 1998

America Online buys Netscape Communications

Apple 1998

Apple Computer iMac $1299

Ausprobieren 1998

Ausprobieren (to experiment) a multidisciplinary notation free performance by Peer Bode, Tony Conrad, Andrew Deutsch, Kevin McCoy, and Steina Vasulka. Video History - Making Connections Conference at Syracuse University, October 1998, sponsored by the Experimental Television Center.

Bill Viola 1998

Bill Viola retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art. February 12 - May 10, 1998. Exhibition itinerary included Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Stedelikj Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. Catalog includes A Feeling for the Things Themselves - David Ross; Conversation - Lewis Hyde and Bill Viola; Selected Works 1972-1996 Kira Perov and Bill Viola. Catalog of works; exhibition history; chronology.

Circuits@NYS - The Arts in a Digital Age 1998

Circuits@NYS - The Arts in a Digital Age. Governor's Conference on Arts and Technology. March 27-29, 1998. Palisades, NY. The first statewide forum focused on the intersection of the arts and the expanding technology industry. A project of the New York State Council on the Arts in partnership with the New York Foundation for the Arts. Introductory acknowledgements by Debby Silverfine, Director of the Media and Film Program, New York State Council on the Arts.

Finishing Funds 1998

Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. Awards for 1998 were made to: Alan Berliner "Found Sound" - A downloadable and playable interactive sonic art project for the web. Additional support from New Television's NTV Artbytes project. Anita Cheng "The Secret Sharer" - A duet performance of a dancer with herself through a digital video exploration of time displacement between live and recorded dance performance. Abigail Child "The Russian Chronicles" - Bending montage to expand its shape out of the ideological, incorporating ambiguity, daily life, satire and critical analysis within a musical structure, the video references the city symphonies of the 1920s, specifically Dziga Vertov's classic Man With a Movie Camera (1928), but inversely - coming at the end of the century and the Soviet era. Additional support from a Fulbright Fellowship and the Banff Center. Cathy Cook "Beyond Voluntary Control" - An experimental 16mm film which explores the experience of confinement due to physical and psychological illness. Additional support from NYSCA. Ann Curran "Transmission" - A 16mm film which...

International Student Residency 1998

International Student Residency at the Experimental Television Center; program director and instructor, Pamela Hawkins Hank Rudolph, Co-Instructor. participating institutions included University of Buffalo; Alfred University; Atlanta College of Art; National Art Academy, Oslo.; Syracuse University. Annual. Begun 1995.

Landscape: Mediated Views 1998

Landscape: Mediated Views exhibition at Visual Studies Workshop January 30-April 3, 1998. Catalog texts by Sherry Miller Hocking. Administration: Bob Doyle. Artists: Jeffrey Lerer, Kristin Lucas, Peer Bode, Mary Lucier, John Orentlicher, Branda Miller, Mike Camoin, Dave Ryan, Steina, Barbara Buckner, Bill Viola, Philip Mallory Jones, Woody Vasulka. Support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Chase Manhattan Bank

Magnetic Media Preservation Sourcebook 1998

Magnetic Media Preservation Sourcebook, edited by Mona Jimenez and Liss Platt, published by Media Alliance

Pioneers of Digital Photography 1998

Pioneers of Digital Photography at Open Space Gallery. Curator: Mary Ross. July 8 - August 11, 1998. Works by Peer Bode, Nancy Burson, Walter Chappell, Larry Gartel, Carl Geiger, Robert Heinecken, William Larson, Graham Nash, Nam June Paik, Sheila Pinkel, Mary Ross, Sonia Sheridan, Howard Sochurek, Mary Jo Toles, Woody Vasulka, Joan Truckenbrod, Julius Vitali, Linda White

Playback: A Preservation Primer for Video 1998

Playback: A Preservation Primer for Video edited by Sally Jo Fifer, Tamara Gould, Luke Hones, Debbie Hess Norris, Paige Ramey and Karen Weiner is published by Bay Area Video Coalition.

Video History: Making Connections 1998

Video History: Making Connections, a conference concerning the links between early media history and contemporary practice, was held October 16-18, 1998 at Syracuse University in conjunction with the Common Ground Conference, sponsored by the New York State Alliance for Arts Education. Bringing together over 250 media makers active in the 70s and those artists working today in new media and interactive technologies, the conference celebrated our history and established new partnerships with cultural and educational institutions across the country. The project is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts Technology Planning Grant Program, with public funds from the Statewide Challenge Grant Program and the New York State Council on the Arts, and from the Everson Museum of Art and the Media Action Grant Program of Media Alliance, with corporate support from Dave Jones Design and VidiPax as well as individual contributors.

Animating the Static - Experiments in Video 1965-1980 1997

Animating the Static - Experiments in Video 1965-1980. Tapes from the Yale University Libraries videotape collection. Peter Campus, Vito Acconci, William Wegman, John Baldessari, Joan Jonas, Ant Farm, Howardena Pindell, Martha Rosler, Richard Serra, Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Robert Morris, Mary Lucier, Dara Burnbaum

Barbara Hammer 1997

The Female Closet by Barbara Hammer was sponsored by Experimental Television Center and supported by New York State Council on the Arts, 1997-98.

Finishing Funds 1997

Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. Awards for 1997 were made to: Diane Brown "Lila, Eight to Twelve" - a video documentary centering on the the artist's niece and her pre-adolescent years, a time of passionate feelings as well as a strong sense of loss Luca Buvoli "Not a Superhero" - a playful exploration of identity, displayed as an installation on a 1950s tv set, in conjunction with hand-made movie-posters Ethan Crenson "Addendum" - a twist on my installation Fission, a visualization using mousetraps and ping pong balls, with a documentary presentation which begs the question of science Genevieve Boutet de Monvel "The Lilac Sniffers" - a video exploration of how the sense of smell monitors our behavior and brings us to the immediacy of our deepest memories Roz Dimon "The Living Room of the Future" - a digital installation reflecting the dominance of the computer in the changing infrastructure of our home Elvira Garcia-Moran & Dolores Zorreguieta "Through the Wound" - a multi-media interactive CD Rom project addressing the emotional world of a woman and her artistic work Amy...

Mary Ann Petit 1997

Leonardo, Vol. 30, no. 5, article, "The Grimm Tale: The Evolution of a Multimedia Performance", by Mary Ann Petit concerning her work "The Grim Tale" produced in part at Experimental Television Center

Paul Messier 1997

With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Media Alliance contracts with Paul Messier of Boston Art Conservation to conduct preservation surveys with six media arts groups in New York State. Media Alliance Preservation Survey is published.

Rockefeller Foundation 1997

Rockefeller Foundation awarded Film/Video Multimedia Fellowships to Elizabeth Barret, Hartmut Bitomsky, Debra Chasnoff, Adriene Jenik, Ruth Leitman, Jim Mendiola, Amir Naderi, Spencer Nakasako, Frances Negron? Muntaner, Suzan Pitt, Lourdes Portillo, Gustavo Vazquez, Stephen Winter, Bruce Yonemoto and Norman Yonemoto

Steve Reinke: The Hundred Videos 1997

Steve Reinke: The Hundred Videos exhibition at Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto. January 17-March 31, 1997

Web size 1997

Web size estimated at 275 - 320 million pages

"Not Still Art" Festival 1996

"Not Still Art" Festival in Cherry Valley, NY, organized by Carol Goss. Participants include Robert Doyle, Carol Goss, Peer Bode, Walter Wright.

25 Years of the Experimental Television Center 1996

25 Years of the Experimental Television Center exhibition at Art in General. November 8, 1996 - January 25, 1997.Curated by Ann-Sargent Wooster. Chronology of Experimental Television Center. Works by Tatiana Loureiro, Doris Chase, Peter D'Agostino, Shigeko Kubota, Mara Alper, Peter Rose, Shalom Gorewitz, Ann-Sargent Wooster, Richard Kostelanetz, Barbara Hammer, Paula Levine, Irit Batsry, Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe, Matthew Schlanger, Dan Reeves, Connie Coleman and Alan Powell, Bruno Patero, Merrill Aldighieri and Joe Tripician, Peer Bode, Sara Hornbacher, Charles Woodman, Lisa DiLillo, Robert Fleming, Valalyne Green, Darrin Martin,

Alexander Hahn 1996

Alexander Hahn - On the Nature of Things publication of Link project, Bologna, based on a five channel video installation of the same name, first exhibited in the Galeria Foksal in Warsaw, Movember 15-December 13, 1996.

Annual Mill Valley Film Festival 1996

1996 Annual Mill Valley Film Festival October 3-13, 1996 organized by Film Institute of Northern California. Included interactive media by Daniel Reeves

CD-RW 1996

CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) is announced.

Finishing Funds 1996

Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. Awards for 1996 were made to: Shawn Atkins "Frame by Frame Fierce" - An experimental 35mm film project, using animation techniques to attack the problem of rising HIV infection among teens Lisa Barnstone "The Inventor" - A 16mm narrative film project exploring concepts of ecological disaster Zoe Beloff "Beyond" - An interactive work for CD ROM which grew out of an episodic movie serial designed for the World Wide Web; a playful philosophical inquiry into the paradoxes of technology and imagination Alan Berliner "Found Sound" - A mixed media installation investigating contemporary mass media. Critical Mass activates the newspaper page as cubist space; Audiofile and Aviary are interactive sculptures wherein participants can compose sound collages; The Red Thread explores the transformation of electrical energy into light and sound Diane Bertolo "Probing into Science" - An interactive CD ROM investigating the language of science and the language of interactivity. It is a computer artifact, a science fetish, a semiotic drift, an algorithmic poem Bill and...

Intel 1996

Intel introduces the 200 MHz Pentium processor

Library of Congress 1996

In March the Library of Congress holds hearings in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC for the Study of the Preservation of Television and Video, conducting a national needs assessment and resulting in a set of recommendations in areas such as cataloging, cleaning and remastering, education and storage.

Meeting the Challenges of Video Preservation 1996

Meeting the Challenges of Video Preservation, by Jim Hubbard, with assistance from Mona Jimenez, is published by Media Alliance.

New York State Media Festival 1996

New York State Media Festival April 12-13, 1996, Syracuse University. The second festival; the first occurred in 1993, the Upstate Media Festival. Both festivals were supported by Media Alliance, the Upstate Media Posse and the Art Media Studies Department of Syracuse University. The Posse organized to support planning for the first festival.

Not Still Art 1996

"Not Still Art" Festival in Cherry Valley, NY, organized by Carol Goss. Participants include Robert Doyle, Carol Goss, Peer Bode, Walter Wright.

Playback 1996: Video Preservation Roundtable 1996

Playback 1996: Video Preservation Roundtable, held in San Francisco on March 29-30, and organized by the Bay Area Video Coalition with assistance from Media Alliance. The international symposium, funded by the Getty Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, is the first to build alliances between the media arts and art conservation

Reel Work: Artists' Film and Video of the 1970s 1996

"Reel Work: Artists' Film and Video of the 1970s", exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami. February 24-May 2, 1996. Curated by Dara Meyers-Kingsley. Introduction by Dara Meyers-Kingsley. Essay by Chris Chang. Chris Burden; Dennis Oppenheim; Dan Graham; Richard Serra; Bruce Nauman; Keith Sonnier; John Baldessari; Lawrence Weiner; Vito Acconci; Paul McCarthy; William Wegman; Edward Ruscha; Yoko Ono; Hahhan Wilke; Martha Rosler; Allen Ruppersberg; Nancy Graves; Nancy Holt; Ilene Segalove; Elenor Antin; Linda Benglis; Robert Morris; Andy Warhol; Gordon Matta-Clark; Robert Smithson; Bas Jan Alder.

Rockefeller Foundation 1996

Rockefeller Foundation awarded Film/Video Multimedia Fellowships to Nancv Buchanan, Shu Lea Cheang, Tony Cokes, Mindy Faber, Tamara Villarreal Ford, Melanie Printup Hope, Louis Massiah, Jon Moritsugu, Pat O'Neill, Mitko Panov, Yvonne Rainer, Ellen Spiro, Brian Springer, Ellen L. Sumter

Steina and Woody Vasulka: Machine Media 1996

Steina and Woody Vasulka: Machine Media exhibition at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Catalog editor: Marita Sturken. Articles on Installations (Robert Riley), Videotapes (Marita Sturken), and essays by Sturken, Maureen Turim and Woody Vasulka. Biographies. Videography. Exhibition history. Curators: Robert Riley and Marita Sturken

Bay Area Video Coalition 1995

Bay Area Video Coalition opens the first non-profit remastering facility for ?" open reel tape, under the direction of Luke Hones

Commercial dial-up systems 1995

Commercial dial-up systems include Compuserve, AOL, Prodigy

DVC video format 1995

DVC video recording format publically available

Internet wiretap 1995

First Internet wiretap by Secret Service and Drug Enforcement Agency trap cell phone cloners

Java 1995

Sun launches Java

RealAudio 1995

RealAudio introduced

Rockefeller Foundation 1995

Rockefeller Foundation awarded Film/Video Multimedia Fellowships to Susana Aikin, Carlos Avila, Ellen Bruno, George Burdeau, Larry Clark, Jem Cohen, Chris Eyre, Lisa Mann, Susan Meiselas, Salem Mekuria, Meena Nanji, Xiaolian Peng, Daniel Reeves, Jonathan Robinson

Texas Instruments 1995

The United States Patent Office overturns the decision to grant Gilbert Hyatt a patent on the microprocessor. The ruling recognizes Texas Instruments' Gary Boone as the prior inventor of the microprocessor.

The Upstate Cataloging Project 1995

The Upstate Cataloging Project holds a training session in May, supported by Media Alliance and led by Jim Hubbard, associated with Anthology Film Archives, with assistance from Henry Mattoon, Director of NAMID

Video Spaces: Eight Installations 1995

Video Spaces: Eight Installations exhibition curated by Barbara London for the Museum of Modern Art. Catalog text by Barbara London; works by Judith Barry and Brad Miskell, Stan Douglas, Teiji Furuhashi, Gary Hill, Chris Marker, Marcel Odenbach, Tony Oursler, Bill Viola. Bibliography

Alexander Hahn 1994

Alexander Hahn - Rats.Ratten exhibition at daadgalerie, Berlin. June 18-July 31, 1994.

Apple 1994

Apple introduces Power Macintosh 6100/60 $2209

Commodore Computers 1994

Commodore Computers files for bankruptcy

Finishing Funds 1994

Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. Awards for 1994 were made to: Pat Abt Requiem Songs: For the Victims of Nationalism Vivek Renjen Bald Taxi-vala Don Bernier Suture David Blair Wax: The Discovery of Television Among the Bees Steve Bradley Liberty and Justice for (which)all(?) Lawrence Brose CAGE: A FilmicCircus Yau Ching Video Letters Ron Ehmke & Richard Wicka Snap Judgments John Ewing The Castle is Burning Chuck Furoyú Thunderbird Theatre Marc Gordon Wayne County Artisans Vincent Grenier Feet Pamela Hawkins Purpose, Integrity and Survival Mechanisms Denise Iris Booyaka! Carol Kalil The Electronic Magic Lantern Show Grace Lee Camp Arirang Jeffrey Lerer Memory Box II & III Branda Miller Witness to the Future Dean Moss Synchronized Swimming Betsy Newman Frank in Love Producciones Homovision Homovision Michael Schell and 77 Hz Eclectic Company: 77 Hz/Rev2 Mary Ellen Strom Pink Stephen Vitiello Fantastic Prayers Panel: Anne Fergerson and Mona Jimenez

Internet 1994

Communities begin to be wired to Internet

Internet 1994

Internet - commercial possibilities include shopping, banner ads. First cyberbank appears.

Media Alliance 1994

Media Alliance convenes a meeting of key New York media organizations. Cataloging was identified as an important first step, using a compatible database

Media Alliance 1994

Media Alliance, under the direction of Mona Jimenez, proposes to the National Endowment for the Humanities a model partnership with the NAMID program to achieve compatible cataloging among media organizations across a broad geographic area. Although never funded, the proposal provides a foundation for collaboration on cataloging. Organizations included were Anthology Film Archives, Art Media Studies Department of Syracuse University, Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, Experimental Television Center, Everson Museum of Art, Hallwalls, Media Bus, Paper Tiger Television, Port Washington Public Library, Tisch School of the Arts of New York University, Visual Studies Workshop and Woodstock Public Library.

Netscape Navigator 1994

Mosaic Communications releases Netscape Navigator 1.0, a world-wide web browser.

Rockefeller Foundation 1994

Rockefeller Foundation awarded Film/Video Multimedia Fellowships to Helen De Michiel, Loni Ding, Arthur Dong, Stephen Dwoskin, Philip Mallory Jones, Sylvia Morales, Pepon Osorio, Randy Redroad, Marlon Riggs, Cauleen Smith, Renee Tajima?Pena, John Valadez, David Williams, Andrei Zagdansky

Set in Motion 1994

Set in Motion: The New York State Council on the Arts Celebrates 30 Years of Independents. A series of 21 programs of film and video funded between 1961 and 1993, by the New York State Council on the Arts, relfecting their dual commitment to fostering the work of creative artists and promoting the development of artistic forms and disciplines. Curators: Linda Earle, Leanne Mella, Debby SIlverfine. Catalog texts by Debby Silverfine, Daryl Chin, Leanne Mella, Marita Sturken, Pearl Bowser. Chronology of activities; listing of grant recipients 1961-1993

Set in Motion 1994

"Set in Motion" opens at the Walter Reade Theater, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York City

The Upstate Cataloging Project 1994

The Upstate Cataloging Project meets in Rochester in August with Margaret Byrne, Director of NAMID. Representatives of ETC, Hallwalls, Syracuse University, and Visual Studies Workshop. This results in the adopting of a NAMID-compatible template, designed to allow conversion to USMARC.

Alexander Hahn 1993

Alexander Hahn - Of Shadow and Light exhibition at World Wide Video Center, Den Haag. December 5, 1993 - January 10, 1994.

Apple 1993

Apple Computer introduces the "AV" Macintosh systems, which integrate telecommunications, video and speed technologies on the desktop for the first time.

Apple 1993

Apple Computer launches the Newton MessagePad 100 personal digital assistant

Apple 1993

Apple Computer discontinues the Apple II

Bay Area Video Coalition 1993

Bay Area Video Coalition receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts to establish a center for re-mastering obsolete formats of videotape, under the leadership of Sally Jo Fifer and Luke Hones.

CEPA 1993

CEPA Gallery Winter 1992-1993. Essays by Mona Jimenez, Joe Scheer concerning use of electronic tools in art; interview with Nathan Lyons

Computer Art: An Ohio Perspective 1993

Computer Art: An Ohio Perspective at the Dayton Visual Arts Center. Curator: Tom Baggs and Jud Yalkut. Catalog includes artists' statements and videographies; bibliography

David Blair 1993

David Blair's "Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees" is the first feature-length work transmitted over the Internet

Deirdre Boyle 1993

Publication of Deirdre Boyle's Video Preservation: Securing the Future of the Past, published by Media Alliance

Digital Betacam 1993

Digital Betacam video recording format publically available

eine DATA base: Nam June Paik 1993

eine DATA base: Nam June Paik book edited by Klaus Bubmann. Essays by Paik, John Canaday, Calvin Thompkins, Otto Piene, Wulf Herzogenrath and letters by many artists.

Film Preservation Center 1993

Groundbreaking for the Film Preservation Center of the Museum of Modern Art.

Finishing Funds 1993

Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. Awards for 1993 were made to: Mara Alper Stories No One Wants to Hear Kelly Anderson Because Reality Isn't Black & White Maria Beatty Imaging Her Erotics Skip Blumberg Weekend in Moscow Bill & Mary Buchen Sounds (Like India) Abigail Child Dinkinsville Yau Ching Flow Bob Doyle Father's Day Kit Fitzgerald The Teardrops of Eros Larry Gottheim Kreyol Johan Grimonprez Kobarweng or Where are Your Helicopters? Sara Hornbacher Female (re) Production Allan Jamieson Indigenous Voices, 1492-1992 Jeffrey Lerer Memory Box Dean Moss Adventures in Assimilation Frank Ortega What We Hold On To Matthew Ostrowski The Blinding Richard Povall The Last Garden Michael Schell and 77 Hz Narrowcast Irene Sosa Woman as Protagonist: The Art of Nancy Spero Ned Sublette Ships at Sea, Sailors and Shoes Nancy Sullivan Papua, New Guinea Jo Wright Whitten Dancing on a String Reggie Woolery Backwalk Ann Sargent Wooster No Means No Panel: Rii Kanzaki and Carlota Schoolman

Intel 1993

Intel introduces details of the Pentium processor

Irit Batsry 1993

Chimaera Monographie Irit Batsry: Traces of a Passage exhibition of works by Irit Batsry. Catalog texts by Pierre Bongiovanni, Marc Mercier, Laurence Kardish, Stuart Jones, Friedemann Malsch, Uri Lipschitz, Irit Batsry

Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival 1993

The 7th NY Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival, at The Kitchen 9/9-19/93

Mary Lucier 1993

Noah's Raven: A Video Installation by Mary Lucier exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art 2/7/93-5/9/93. Essay by Eleanor Heartney; Biographical notes by Melinda Barlow

Montage 93 1993

"Montage 93," Rochester, an international, city-wide conference and festival of exhibitions, screenings and commissioned video installations, conceived by Nathan Lyons, Director, Visual Studies Workshop (VSW)

Mosaic 1993

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications releases Mosaic v1.0 web browser

Rockefeller Foundation 1993

Rockefeller Foundation awarded Film/Video Multimedia Fellowships to Larry Andrews, Carlos Aparicio, Gregg Araki, Sadie Benning, James Benning, Alan Berliner, Black Planet Productions, Arlene Bowman, Kathy High, Leandro Katz, Elia Suleiman, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Ela Troyano, Martha Wallner

Ars Electronica, Pioneers of Electronic Art 1992

Ars Electronica, Video Pioneers, exhibition curated by Woody and Steina Vasulka; participation by Experimental Television Center and Ralph Hocking. Experimental Television Center supplied many early devices, and assisted with public interfaces; Catalog edited by David Dunn, contains information about many artists-designed tools and systems and reprint of equipment manual written by Sherry Miller Hocking and Rich Brewster. 1992. http://www.aec.at/en/archives/index.asp?nocache=511194

Finishing Funds 1992

Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. Awards for 1992 were made to: Karim Ainouz Seams Basha Alperin Children in Junkanoo Robert Attanasio Whitewash USA Ellen Braune and Nina Alverez Crossing Boundaries Abigail Child 8 Million Yau Ching Flow Maxy Domingo and July Melo Dear Teresa Ron Ehmke and Richard Wicka Snap Judgments Vincent Grenier The Practice of Everyday Life Denise Iris Bloodsicle Lisa Jones Combination Skin Jody Lafond The Gift Heather MacDonald Kiev Blue Lynn Masterson and Jim Supanick Lift and Tuck Kevin O'Shaughnessy Allegheny County: The First Stand Carlos Ortiz Spirit of Survival: AIDS in the Prisons Kevin Pearson A Salute to our Black Pioneers Trish Rosen and Kate Farrell The Most Dangerous Place Angel Shaw Nailed Brian Springer Spin Ray St. Denis Oscillators Mary Ellen Strom Witness Helen Thorington Partial Perceptions Richard Wicka Snap Judgments Steve Zehentner The Color Line: Racism in America Ellen Zweig Mother Monkey on the Rape Rack Panel: Larry Gottheim, Chris Hill and Pam Jennings

Hosts 1992

Hosts on the internet reaches 1,000,000

IBM 1992

IBM introduces the IBM ThinkPad 700C laptop computer. $4300

Individual Artists Program 1992

Due to New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) budget reductions, the Individual Artists Program begins alternate-year funding for film and media production grantsNew York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) overall budget reduced by 5.9 million, Electronic Media and Film Program budget reduced by $353,000 and Individual Artist Grants reduced by $296,000.

Intel 1992

Intel introduces the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) local-bus standard for personal computer systems.

Internet Society 1992

Internet Society ISOC chartered

InterNIC 1992

InterNIC created to provide Internet services - registration, directory and database services

Media Ithaca 1992

Amiga Workshop at Media Ithaca by Mona Jimenez, Fall 1992. Jimenez was Director of the Media Center at Visual Studies Workshop.

Ostee-Biennale 1992

Ostee-Biennale 1992 Sad steinerne Licht. Exhibition of works by Kjell Bjorgeengen. Essay by Peer Bode.

Rockefeller Foundation 1992

Rockefeller Foundation awarded Film/Video Multimedia Fellowships to Camille Billops, Gregg Bordowitz, Simin Farkhondeh, Arthur Jafa Fielder, Indu Krishnan, James Luna, Judith MacDougall and David MacDougal, Poli Marichal, Jan Oxenberg, Michelle Parkerson, Valerie Soe, Chris Spotted Eagle, Rea Tajiri, Iverson White

surf the Internet 1992

"surf the Internet" phrase coined by Jean Armour Polly

talk radio 1992

Internet talk radio broadcasts

The Film Society at Lincoln Center 1992

The Film Society at Lincoln Center, New York City, establishes the International Video and Film Festival as annual program of the New York Film Festival

US White House 1992

US White House goes on line

Veronica 1992

Veronica released by U of Nevada - a gopher search tool

Video Preservation Task Force. 1992

The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture established a national Video Preservation Task Force.

WWW 1992

WWW proliferates at 341,634% annual growth of trafficWWW proliferates at 341,634% annual growth of traffic

AMIA 1991

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) votes to formalize as an individual-based professional association.

Commodore Business Machines 1991

Commodore Business Machines releases the CDTV (Commodore Dynamic Total Vision) package. It features a CD-ROM player integrated with a 7.16 MHz 68000-based Amiga 500 $1000

Connie Coleman and Alan Powell 1991

"Song and Dance", Connie Coleman and ALan Powell, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia.

CSNET 1991

In the Fall of 1991, CSNET service was discontinued having fulfilled its important early role in the provision of academic networking service.

Finishing Funds 1991

Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. Awards for 1991 were made to: Benton Bainbridge Contact Joan Boccino Mom Makes Lasagna Bill & Mary Buchen Electric Village Christopher Burke El Patron Norman Cowie and Trish Rosen It's a Proud Day for America Jean de Boysson Teile Dich Nacht Bradley Eros and Jeanne Liotta Apocatopia Lluis Escartin 75 Drive Away Shalom Gorewitz Rock Dancing John Gwin Power Toy Barbara Hammer Naked Singularities Ron Jackson and Gregory Thomas Still Life Kakuna Kerina Where Boys Rule Bill Klaila Espresso Mini Wago Kreider Nostalgia Jill Kroesen The Bird Cynthia Lopez A base de nuestro sacrificioÖ Cara Mertes Details Sarah Montague In Time of the Breaking of Nations Mary Neininger Urban Ritual Pam Payne What We Do Mary Perillo Fractured Variations Nick Pietrocarlo and Roger Bourdeau On the Hair of a Buffalo Megan Roberts and Raymond Ghirardo Disguised as a Different Life Form Ellen Spiro Party Safe! William Trainer and Timothy Masick here Panel: Shu Lea Cheang, Robery Doyle, and Philip Mallory Jones

Gopher 1991

Gopher released at the U of Minnesota

Hewlett-Packard 1991

Hewlett-Packard introduces the HP 95LX hand-held computer

Information infrastructure 1991

The National Information Infrastructure (NII) was the product of the High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991

Internet 1991

The Internet includes 5,000 networks in over three dozen countries, serving over 700,000 host computers used by over 4,000,000 people.

Linux 1991

Linus Torvalds develops Linux, a UNIX operating system variant, in Finland.

Out of Control 1991

Out of Control 91 exhibition at Ars Electronica. Ars Electronica '91 picked out the consequences of technological progress, the aspect of the dangers implicated in the increasing mechanization of life and the getting-out-of-control of technological systems as its central themes. During the festival, projects were launched dealing with global and individual disasters, environmental damage and natural disasters as a reaction to these developments. "Out of Control" was not an aesthetically "beautiful" festival, but aggressive, provocative, critical, disturbing. http://www.aec.at/archiv_project_en.php?id=8894

Ralph Hocking 1991

Ralph Hocking proposes the "resurrection bus", a mobile service to clean and re-master old video.

Riss: Kjell Bjorgeengen Videoskulpturer 1991

Riss: Kjell Bjorgeengen Videoskulpturer 1991 exhibition of work by Kjell Bjorgeengen

Rockefeller Foundation 1991

Rockefeller Foundation awarded Film/Video Multimedia Fellowships to Ralph Arlyck, Zeinabu irene Davis, Joel DeMott and Jeff Kreines, Su Friedrich, Vanalyne Green, Louis Hock, Peter Hutton, Bill Jersey, Zydnia Nazario, Warren Sonbert, Janice Tanaka, Keiko Tsuno, Bill Viola, Marco Williams

Second International Symposium on Electronic Arts 1991

Second International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Groningen, Holland

Shigeko Kubota: Video Sculpture 1991

Shigeko Kubota: Video Sculpture exhibition at the American Museum of the Moving Image. Curated by Joan Hanley. Catalog articles by Mary Jane Jacob; Brooks Adams; Moira Roth; JoAnn Hanley; Teresa Valasquez

Symposium on Video Preservation 1991

Symposium on Video Preservation is hosted by the Museum of Modern Art and organized by Media Alliance, under the leadership of Mary Esbjornson, and by the New York State Council on the Arts.

The Andy Warhol Foundation 1991

The Andy Warhol Foundation begins the preservation of its media collection under the leadership of Mirra Banks Brockman, work later completed by Dara Meyers-Kingsley.

The Independent 1991

The Independent, published by the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, publishes an article by Stephen Vitiello and Leanne Mella, "Facilities for Cleaning, Restoring, and Remastering Videotape" in October 1991

The Independent Television Service 1991

The Independent Television Service (ITVS), a national production fund, is established with Federal funding

Video: A Catalogue of the Artists' Videotapes 1991

Video: A Catalogue of the Artists' Videotapes published by Distribution Service of Electronic Arts Intermix. Texts by Lori Zippay, Robert Beck, Nicola Smith, Marita Sturken. Tapes available for distribution with descriptions, videographies, bibliography.

Wide Area Information Servers 1991

Wide Area Information Servers WAIS released commercially

World Wide Web 1991

World Wide Web released by CERN

10th Annual Small Computers in the Arts Conference 1990

University of the Arts, Philadelphia 10th Annual Small Computers in the Arts Conference

Amiga 3000 1990

Amiga 3000 computer announced $4100

ARPANET 1990

ARPANET ends

Ars Electronica 1990

Ars Electronica 1990: Digital Dreams - Virtual Worlds

Dial-up access 1990

First commercial provider of Internet dial-up access

Electronic Media and Film Program 1990

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) merges Media and Film Programs into Electronic Media and Film Program. Debby Silverfine, Director.

Finishing Funds 1990

Finishing Funds is a grants program of the Experimental Television Center, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. Awards for 1990 were made to: Merrill Aldighieri and Joe Tripician Metaphoria Mara Alper Silent Echoes Cat Ashworth Glass Wall Robert Attanasio No Illusions Maria Beatty Spinxes without Secrets Peer Bode Invisible Landscape Abigail Child Swamp Kate Doyle Living with the Bases Bradley Eros and Jeanne Liotta Open Sesame Carl Geiger Rubble Tumble installation Barbara Hammer Thanatos Kathy High Underexposed: The Temple of the Fetus Mona Jimenez October Sketch Joel Katz Corporation with a Movie Camera Deans Kepple Vision Quest John Knecht Mutter and Fodder installation Barbara Kristaponis Sound Shadows Elodie Lauten The Soundless Sound Terry McCoy The Public Life of Art: The Museum Daniel Minahan Package Pam Payne Brief Undermode Grai St. Clair Rice Ransom for Memory Stephanie Rowden Cabinet of Rhymes & Riddles installation Matthew Schlanger Blowgun John Sturgeon Inside Out Jo Wright Whitten China's Children Neil Zusman Ephemeris Panel: Raymond Ghirardo and Arthur Tsuchiya

From Receiver to Remote Control: The TV Set 1990

From Receiver to Remote Control: The TV Set exhibition at The New Museum of Contemporary Art 9/14/90 - 11/25/90. Catalog editor: Matthew Geller. Articles by Marcia Tucker, Lynn Spigel, Serafina Bathrick, Andrew Behar, Sarah Sackner, Joshua Meyrowitz, Jane Root, Ehrick Long, William Bird, Maud Lavin, Ed Bowes, Les Brown, John Handhardt, Alice Yang, David Tafler, Margaret Morse

Kjell Bjorgeengen: Video Road 1990

Kjell Bjorgeengen: Video Road at Porin taidemuseo; Randers Kunstmuseum; Museet for samtidskunst. Essay by Peer Bode

NewTek 1990

NewTek ships the Video Toaster a hardware/software video effects tool for the Commodore Amiga 2000 $1600

Rockefeller Foundation 1990

Rockefeller Foundation awarded Film/Video Multimedia Fellowships to Shu Lea Cheang, Juan Downey, Joan Jonas, Edward Tim Lewis, Danny Lyon, Louis Massiah, Ross McElwee, Jonas Mekas, Susanna Munoz, Gunvor Nelson, Jon Schwartz, Renee Tajima-Pena, Peter Hunt Thompson, Steina Vasulka

Sony 1990

Sony introduces the first writable CD.

The Film and Television Archives Advisory Committee 1990

The Film and Television Archives Advisory Committee (F/TAAC), changes its name to the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA).

The Interactive Show 1990

The Interactive Show, at University of Buffalo December 7-17, 1990. Curator: Neil Zusman. A regional exhibition of installations at University of Buffalo. Fred Bacher, Karen Collette, Bernd Ewert, Dana Hatchett, Eric Jensen, Katrin Jurati, Brent Scott, David Stieglitz, Jason Tenant, Peter Babula, Mindy Tousley, Alan Van Avery, Jamie Wilson, Jonathan Woolson

VIDEO HISTORY B + W OPEN REEL TAPES FROM THE 70''S PROGRAM III 1990

VIDEO HISTORY B + W OPEN REEL TAPES FROM THE 70''S PROGRAM III. November 30, 1990 Downtown Community TV Center Program SHOESHINE PHILOSOPHER by Ken Marsh 7 min. 1970 ACTIONS by Antonio Muntadas Excerpt. 1972/3 KANDACE'S GRANDMOTHER: WORK INJURIES by Barbara Rosenthal 10 min.1976 CRIPPLE by Bill Creston 9 min.,1972 DOCUMENTARY WITH CALVIN HAMPTON AT CALGARY CHURCH by Doris Chase 15 min., 1973 THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Bob Wiegand 20 min., 1976 IRISH TAPES by John Reilly and Julie Gustafson Excerpt. 1971/3 TBA Juan Downey

Windows 3 1990

Windows 3 ships

"Ballet Di-Gi-Tal" 1989

"Ballet Di-Gi-Tal" performance with the Dada Processors, Connie Coleman and Alan Powell at International House, Philadelphia, PA.

After Collapse: Rebuilding Expressive Media Post Currents 1989

After Collapse: Rebuilding Expressive Media Post Currents 1989. Curator: Neil Zusman. Artists included Peter Babula, Peer Bode, Tyrone Georgiou, Ralph Hocking, Megan Roberts, Raymond Ghirardo, Cork Marcheschi, Paul Sharits, Vibeke Sorensen, Kathy High, John Knecht, Dan Reeves, Neil Zusman

Alexander Hahn: Electronic Media 1989

Alexander Hahn: Electronic Media 1989. Catalog texts by Robert Fischer (Neurological FIctions) and Alex Hahn.

American Documentary Video: Subject to Change 1989

American Documentary Video: Subject to Change exhibition of works by documentary video practitioners with program notes Premiere at the Museum of Modern Art; traveling exhibition. Curator: DeirdreBoyle. Organized by The American Federation of Arts

Amiga computers 1989

1,000,000 Amiga computers sold

Annual Asian American International Video Festival 1989

Seventh Annual Asian American International Video Festival. Catalog editor: David Low

Apparatus Productions 1989

Apparatus Productions funded to initiate a regrant program for emerging experimental narrative filmmakers

arTVideo 1989

"arTVideo", a cable series programmed by the New York Foundation for the Arts. Works by the Experimental TV Center.

Film News Now 1989

"Show the Right Thing: National Conference on Multi-Cultural Exhibition," co-sponsored by Film News Now, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Rockefeller Foundation is held in New York City. The conference brings together artists, curators, critics, educators, funders and distributors to build networks and showcase independent film and video.

Flm and Media Production 1989

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) implements multi-year support for Flm and Media Production using National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Challenge III money

Hi-8 videoformat 1989

Hi-8 video recording format publically available

Hosts on the Internet 1989

hosts on the Internet reaches 100,000

Icono Negro: The Black Aesthetic in Video Art 1989

Icono Negro: The Black Aesthetic in Video Art exhibition curated by Philip Mallory Jones. Catalog and program notes for exhibition. Brief biography of Jones.

Indie Award 1989

"Indie Award" to the Experimental Television Center from the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, a national advocacy organization, for "The Center's unique role as a provider of an oasis for innovation in the electronic media arts".

Macintosh 1989

Macintosh Portable computer sells for $6500

Masterpieces of Moving Image Technology 1989

Masterpieces of Moving Image Technology exhibition. Museum of the Moving Image. Curator: Richard Koszarski. Catalog contains descriptions and small photos of machines in the exhibition.

Museum of Modern Art 1989

Museum of Modern Art "The Artist and The Computer"

New York Foundation for the Arts 1989

"Champion of the Arts" from the New York Foundation for the Arts " to Ralph Hocking "in recognition of his sustaining commitment to the arts community and the needs of the individual artist".

Rockefeller Foundation 1989

Rockefeller Foundation awarded Film/Video Multimedia Fellowships to St. Clair Bourne Tony Buba Chris Choy Julie Dash Ana Maria Garcia Jill Godmilow Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton Gary Hill John Marshall Enrique Oliver Yvonne Rainer Marlon Riggs Leslie Thornton Billy Woodberry

Video Skulptur 1989

Video Skulptur: retrospectiv und aktuell 1963-1989 publication 1989. texts by John Handhardt, Wulf Herzogenrath, Edith Decker

1988 Artists' Fellow 1988

1988 Artists' Fellows: NYFA exhibition catalog. Video: Mark Brady (Rochester), Jody LaFond (Buffalo), Megan Roberts/Raymond Ghirardo (Ithaca)

Anthology Film Archives 1988

Anthology Film Archives (AFA) inaugurates its new facilities at Second Street and Second Avenue, New York City

Apparatus Productions 1988

Apparatus Productions established by Barry Ellsworth, Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon

Central New York Programmer's Group 1988

Central New York Programmer's Group is established to help upstate exhibitors and educators develop touring circuits for independent film and video. People associated have included John Efroymson, Rii Kanzaki, Jane Greenberg, Ann Curran

Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) 1988

Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) established in response to an internet worm on the Net affecting 6,000 of 60,000 hosts on the Internet

D2 video recording 1988

D2 video recording format publically available

Electronic Arts Grants Progra 1988

The Experimental Television Center begins the Electronic Arts Grants Program, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts. Presentation Funds provides support to organizations in the State for the exhibition of works of electronic art. Finishing Funds provides support to individual artists to help with the completion of moving image, sonic and web-based works.

Exit Art 1988

Exit Art organizes New York's first International Festival of Super-8 Film; curated by Jordi Torrent

Infermental 7 1988

Infermental 7 1988: A Travelling Exhibition of World Video exhibition 1988, organized for Ars Electronica, Festival of Art, Technology and Society. Infermental 7 is a 5 hour exhibition of 58 artists, coordinated by Chris Hill. Texts by Hill, Peter Weibel, Tony Conrad, Rotraut Pape. See http://www.infermental.de/ for a database of Infermental exhibitions.

International Museum of Photography 1988

International Museum of Photography/George Eastman House, Rochester, inaugurates new building which includes a study center, a second screening room and new archival facilities

International Museum of Photography 1988

International Museum of Photography/George Eastman House, Rochester, Film Department Curator, Jan-Christopher Horak, extends invitation to independent filmmakers to store their films in the museum's new archival facilities

Irwin Young and DuArt Film Lab 1988

Irwin Young and DuArt Film Lab receive NYS Governor's Arts Award

Latino Collaborative 1988

Start-up funds to Latino Collaborative, New York City, to provide production support services and to increase the visibility of Latino video and filmmakers

Media Buff. 1988

Media Buff. Media Art of Buffalo, New York. New York State Artists Series VIII at Herbert Johnson Museum, Ithaca September 9 - November 12, 1988. Included works and catalog texts by Department of Media Study, Barbara Lattanzi, Chris Hill, Hallwalls, Tony Conrad, Squeaky Wheel, Julie Zando. Essay by Richard Herskowitz

NAME Gallery 1988

Black and White Video exhibition at NAME Gallery, Chicaho, featuring videotapes by Barbara Rosenthal, including COLORS AND AURAS, BODY FOUND IN SUITCASES, KANDACE'S GRANDMOTHER, WOMEN IN THE CAMPS. Program notes by D. Maria Benfield and Beth Berolzheimer.

Olean Public Library 1988

Olean Public Library sponsored workshop on rural film exhibition during the annual exhibition series "Rural Images Film and Video Festival"., organized by librarian Jean Haynes.

Post Currents: A Gallery of Electronic Arts 1988

Post Currents: A Gallery of Electronic Arts. Curator: Neil Zusman. Tapes and installations by Gary Hill, Tony Conrad, Peter Babula, Woody Vasulka, Steina, Ralph Hocking, Tom DeWitt, John Sturgeon and others.

Rockefeller Foundation 1988

Rockefeller Foundation awarded Film/Video Multimedia Fellowships to Charles Burnett, Haile Gerima, DeeDee Halleck, Paul Kos, Victor Masavesva Jr., Lourdes Portillo, Trinh T. Minh-ha

Rural Images Film and Video Festival 1988

Olean Pubic Library and New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Film Program co-sponsor a workshop on rural film exhibition during the library's annual "Rural Images Film and Video Festival," under direction of Jean Haynes

Steve Jobs 1988

Steve Jobs of NeXT Inc. unveils the first NeXT computer $6500

Tetris 1988

Spectrum Holobyte introduces Tetris for the PC, first entertainment software imported from Soviet Union

The American Museum of the Moving Image 1988

The American Museum of the Moving Image opens in Astoria . The museum provides permanent exhibitions, screenings, seminars and other public programs on film, television and video.

The Contemporary Art Television Fund 1988

The Contemporary Art Television Fund: The first five years, published 1988. Catalog with descriptions of artists' productions supported by the CAT fund.

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum 1988

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, presents "Media Buff: The Media Art of Buffalo," curated by Richard Herskowitz

Untamed Video: Artists' Tapes 1988

Untamed Video: Artists' Tapes from the Experimental Television Center at University Art Gallery, Binghamton. Curated by Sherry Miller Hocking. 9/29/88-10/30/88. Artists: Peer Bode, Barbara Buckner, David Blair, Connie Coleman, Alan Powell, Alex Hahn, Shalom Gorewitz, Megan Roberts, Raymond Ghirardo, Sara Hornbacher, Matthew Schlanger, Reynold Weidenaar

American Independents in Berlin 1987

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) organizes the first "American Independents in Berlin" for the Berlin Film Festival. A marketing intiative designed to secure European co-production and distribution of contracts for independent American film.

Amiga 2000 1987

Amiga 2000 personal computer announced

Amiga 500 1987

Amiga 500 personal computer with custom chips for animation, video and audio

Betacam- SP 1987

Sony Betacam- SP video recording format publically available

Bill Viola retrospective 1987

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York City, presents "Bill Viola" retrospective; curated by Barabra London

BITNET and CSNET 1987

BITNET and CSNET merged to form the Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (CREN). A key feature of CREN is that its operational costs are fully met through dues paid by its member organizations.

Hosts 1987

hosts on the "internet" reaches 10,000

IBM 1987

IBM Personal System/2 PS/2, and the Video Graphics Array for 320x200 resolution of 256 colors

Mac II 1987

Mac II $5500. 1 MB Ram, 40 MB hard drive

Matt Schlanger 1987

Matt Schlanger. Blue Mercury was recorded at the ETC in July 1986. A whole year had gone by since making Bad Knees. After living for a year in Owego, building hardware for the Center and developing my own synths at the same time, I had moved back to NY in the summer of 1985. The west edge of Park Slope was still a little rough, and I didn't have much space so I parked my system at a friend's loft in Soho above Arnolds Turtle. I had little work and no money, teaching at the Center for Media Arts, but I would train into the city every day and I made a great deal of video, however for some reason, during this period I didn't record very much of what I generated. At the center we often saw recording as documentation of a real time process, one that could exist as performance without ever being recorded, if only someone else were there other than yourself to witness this performance. A patch would go in, you would work and rework it, until it gets recorded and then another and another. My edits almost entirely followed these sequential recordings chronologically, with a great deal of the documentation cut away. Even with all the imagery that I generated in Soho, all the patches, for...

Microsoft 1987

Microsoft unveils the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet

PARTICIPATE 1987

PARTICIPATE's Directory of Public Access Cable Channels and Related Video Resources in New York State published with New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding

S-VHS 1987

D1 and S-VHS video recording formats publically available

The Second Emerging Expression Biennial 1987

The Second Emerging Expression Biennial: The Artist and the Computer at Bronx Museum. Curators: Patric Prince, Shalom Gorewitz. Catalog introduction by Luis Cancel; texts by Patric Prince and Shalom Gorewitz

The Thinking Eye 1987

The Thinking Eye exhibition at International Center for Photography April 24-June 21, 1987. Juan Downey

Tony Conrad 1987

Tony Conrad publishes several articles concerning methods of reel-to-reel videotape restoration through the NY Media Decentralization Institute and Hallwalls in Buffalo.

Video as Art 1987

Video as Art exhibition at the Cortland Arts Counciil Gallery. March 1-27, 1987. Guest Curator, Sherry Miller Hocking. Videotape screenings and presentations by Philip Mallory Jones (What Goes Around/Comes Around, Soldiers of a Recent and Forgotten War, Extra Rooms, The Trouble I've Seen); Peer Bode (Invented Eye #1, Camel with Window Memory; Synthetic Series, Blindfields, Animal Migrations). Still image by Mary Ross and by Alan Powell and Connie Coleman. Video installation and presentation by Megan Roberts and Raymond Ghirardo (Momument).

WAMC-FM 1987

Albany's WAMC-FM hosts a conference on "Public Radio and Its Place in the Arts," co-sponsored with the State Office of Education and New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

1986 National Video Festival 1986

1986 National Video Festival at The American Film Institute. Curator of The Other New York: Regional Reflections: Sara Hornbacher. Artists included Sara Hornbacher, Shalom Gorewitz, Mark Gilliland, Rii Kanzaki, David Blair, Geoffrey Wickland, Tony Conrad, Peer Bode, Ernest Gusella, Ann-Sargent Wooster, Peter Mitchell, Sorrel Hays, Gerald Pallor, Peter Chamberlain, Mark Brady, Nancy Norwood, Vernon Norwood, Henry Jessionka, Peter Weibel, Henry Linhart, Ken Rowe, Julie Harrison, Alida Walsh, Neil Zusman, Cambiz Khosravi, John Efroymson, Allan Tepper, David Lyons, Hank Rudolph, Lee Eiferman, Kathryn High, Alan Powell, Connie Coleman, Matthew Schlanger, Joe Tripician, Merrill Aldighieri, Doris Chase, Bary Friedman, Manny Katz, Alex Hahn, Bill Buchen, Mary Buchen, Angelo Jannuzi, Craig Sterling, Gary Hill. Organizations represented included Experimental Television Center, Media Study/ Buffalo.

Anthology Film Archives 1986

Exhibitions at Anthology Film Archives Spring 1986. Included the show TechnoBop III, curated by Sara Hornbacher and including works by Peer Bode, Tony Conrad, Jane Veeder, Alida Walsh, Maureen Nappi. Other evenings included works by Jody LaFond, Chris Hill, Brian Springer, Julie Zando, Armin Heurich.

Crandall Library, 1986

Crandall Library, Glens Falls, NY, with NYSCA support organized "Premiere: First Conference on Film Exhibition".

Deep Dish Television 1986

Start-up season of Deep Dish Television, providing satellite transmission of community video to cable stations and public television nationally

GRID 1986

GRID exhibition at Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, 7/12-9/28/86. Curated by Peter Chamberlain. Included installations by Peer Bode; Peter Chamberlain and Curt Dunnam; John Driscoll; Phil Edelstein; Ralph Hocking.

Hitachi 1986

Hitachi introduces 8mm cassettes as a professional camcorder medium

lnternational Public Television - INPUT 1986

9th Annual lnternational Public Television Screening Conference, Input, Montreal.

Matthew Schlanger 1986

Matt Schlanger. Lumpy Banger. When I was young my parents gave a costume party. It being the sixties several of their guests conspired to come as hippies. They picketed on our driveway, walking up and down carrying signs with anti-Schlanger slogans. Our neighbors called to ask if they should phone the police. They were assured that "everything was cool." Days later my friends and I were playing in the basement and parts of discarded costumes were still littered around. We were young, maybe 10. One of the hippie signs read "Schlanger is a shlump." My buddy Frankie thought this was funny and began to call me shlumpy schlanger. I guess this didn't please me too much, but instead of dropping it, the name kindly morphed into Lumpy Banger, and later shortened to Lumpy. Now Lumpy Banger was not great either, but from my inner circle I accepted it as a nick-name which was used affectionately. Few knew me by this name, it is extremely infrequent that I hear it now. So the name Lumpy Banger had been with me for a while, it was part of me, and upon finishing this piece I could not resist using it.

Lumpy Banger displays the joy and excitement of penetration...

Premiere: First Conference on Film Exhibition 1986

"Premiere: First Conference on Film Exhibition," co-organized by New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Film Program and the Crandall Library, Glens Falls

Sony 1986

Sony introduces the first D-1 recorder

Squeaky Wheel 1986

Start-up funds to Squeaky Wheel media center, Buffalo; Julie Zando first director. Other Directors: Cheryl Jackson, Robbie Butler, Dorothea Braemer

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1986

Video on the Air, Department of Video, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1986 A series of visiting artists, producers and curators in conjunction with the Graduate Video Seminar taught by Beth Berolzheimer. Lois Bianchi - director of local programming and production at WNET. Rii Kanzaki - A video artist who uses dense electronic image processing. Doug Hall- An internationally known video artist. His most recent work, Storm and Stress, is a metapho, linking the spectacle of nature with the spectacle of technology. Kathy Huffman- Works as a curator/producer for the CAT Fund in Boston. Juan Downey's ongoing series of videotapes , The Thinking Eye, investigates Western Art History and culture through autobiography and montage.

U.S. National Science Foundation 1986

NSF funds an interconnection among 5 super-computer centers at major universities (Princeton, Cornell, UCSD). First freenet is on-line in Cleveland

U.S. National Science Foundation 1986

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) initiated the development of the NSFNET. Today NSFNET provides a major backbone communication service for the Internet. With its 45 megabit per second facilities, the NSFNET carries on the order of 12 billion packets per month between the networks it links. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Department of Energy contributed additional backbone facilities in the form of the NSINET and ESNET respectively. In Europe, major international backbones such as NORDUNET and others provide connectivity to over one hundred thousand computers on a large number of networks. Commercial network providers in the U.S. and Europe are beginning to offer Internet backbone and access support on a competitive basis to any interested parties. "Regional" support for the Internet is provided by various consortium networks and "local" support is provided through each of the research and educational institutions. Within the United States, much of this support has come from the federal and state governments, but a considerable contribution has been made by industry. In Europe and elsewhere, support arises from cooperative...

Video in the Park Festival 1986

Video in the Park Festival. August 4-13, 1986. New York City. Curator was Carlota Schoolman, former curator of video at The Kitchen.

WGBH 1986

WGBH-Boston becomes co-producer of WNET, New York City "New Television" series of artists' videotapes

"Emerging Expression: The Artist and the Computer", Bronx Museum of Art 1985

"Emerging Expression: The Artist and the Computer", Bronx Museum of Art

11th Annual Documentary Festival 1985

Global Village 11th Annual Documentary Festival at Global Village. Program notes by Renee Tajima. Artists include Jon Alpert, Long Bow Group, Steve Brand, Robert Thurber, Arthur Dong, Chris Spotted Eagle, Joel DeMott and Jeff Kreines, Maxi Cohen, Xchange TV, Jill Godmilow, Alonzo Speight, Tami Gold and Lyn Goldfarb, Robin Schanzenbach,.

Akwesasne Cultural Center 1985

Akwesasne Cultural Center, Hogansburg, funded for video workshops and to tour Native American films to community centers in northern New York

Akwesasne Cultural Center, 1985

Akwesasne Cultural Center, Hogansburg. NYSCA funded video workshops and tour of Native American films to community centers in Northern NY.

Alternating Currents 1985

Alternating Currents exhibition (June 15-Juiy 6,1985) at the Alternative Museum in New York. is an exhibition of artworks using television as a documentary tool and expressive medium. Video is known to most people only through their living rooms as TV, a medium which presents situation comedies, soap operas, the news, rock videos and Hollywood movies. But network television presents only certain types of information in a very structured fashion. This exhibit will show other ways that video may be used to present programs which not only entertain and inform, but also act as artistic visions which explore the poetential uses of television. Co-Curators: Terry Berkowitz David Donihue Artists: Eugenia Balcells Caterina Borelli Barbara Broughel Nancy Burson Richard Carling Bill Creston Bonnie Donohue Dieter Froese Alexander Hahn Sara Hornbacher Bob Harris Joanne Kelly David Kramlich Tom Leeser Larry Miller Peter Mitchell Rita Myers Betsy Newman Paul Nichols Barbara Rosenthal Arlene Schloss Diane Spodarek Ellin Stein Twin Art Eva Type The Video Band Warner Wada Reynold Weidenaar Diana Wilson Jay Yager

Bronx Museum of Art 1985

Bronx Museum of Art "Art and New Technology"

CD Rom drives 1985

CD Rom drives introduced for computer uses

Checkerboard Foundation 1985

Checkerboard Foundation recieves matching funds from New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for video artists' fellowships

Commodore 1985

Commodore 128 personal computer introduced

Commodore 1985

Commodore introduces Amiga1000 multitasking operating system, $1399

Concerned Black Filmmakers 1985

Concerned Black Filmmakers/20 West Theatre funded for its independent black film repertory cinema housed in a Harlam brownstone; Jessie Maple and Leroy Patton, co-founders

Dai Sil Kim-Gibson 1985

Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, Director, Media Program, New York State Council on the Arts, 1985-1988.

Diference: On Representation and Sexuality 1985

Diference: On Representation and Sexuality Videotapes curated by Jane Weinstock New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC December 8, 1984-February 10, 1985 Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago March 3 - April 7, 1985 Institute of Contemporary Art, London July 19-September 1, 1985

Media Alliance Annual Conference 1985

Media Alliance Annual Conference, The Kitchen, New York City, September 12-14, 1985. Robin White, Director of Media Alliance. Keynote address by Deirdre Boyle; Arts Advocacy in New York by Demi McGuire (Arts Coalition of the Empire State), Diane Martuscello (Alliance of NYS Arts Councils), Richard Gottfried (NYS Assembly), Paul Twardy (NYS Senate), Rochelle Slovin (American Museum of the Moving Image); Video Preservation in 1985 - Mary Lea Bandy (MOMA), Bob Harris (Anthology Film Archives); Alan Lewis (CBS News Archive); Barbara London (MOMA). Experimental Television Center Presents New Equipment: a demonstration of newly designed artists' tools by David Jones and a videotape screening organized by Shalom Gorewitz. . Minority Producers Move in Video - Shu Lea Cheang, Victor Masayesva, Michelle Parkerson, Victor Sanchez, Rene Tajimi.

Nam June Paik 1985

Nam June Paik receives the NYS Governor's Arts Award

National Video Festival 1985

1985 National Video Festival at The American Film Institute September 19-22, 1985. Videotapes by Skip Blumberg; Gary Hill. Essays by Colin McCabe, John Hanhardt, Lyn Blumenthal, Bruce Jenkins and Robert Rosen. Texts on topics: Cinema/ Television Intersections; The New Technology; An International Television Profile; Festival Student Competition with essay by John Giancola.

New Television 1985

"New Television" series of artists' videotapes inaugurated at WNET, New York City

New York Foundation for the Arts 1985

New York Foundation for the Arts announced video fellowships to Richard Bloes, Maxi Cohen, Dee Dee Halleck, Kathy High, Warrington Hudlin, Jull Kroesen, Shigeko Kubota, Michael Marton, Tony Oursler, Alex Roshuk, Martha Rosler, Tomiyo Sasaki, Matt Schlanger. Panelists were Dena Crane, Davidson Gigliotti, Ralph Hocking, Ardele Lister, Lynn Blumenthal

New York Foundation for the Arts 1985

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) begins to administer New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funded film, video and screenwriting fellowships

Registered domains 1985

registered domains first used - first was Symbolics.com, others were purdue.edu, and ucla.edu

Revising Romance: New Feminist Video 1985

Revising Romance: New Feminist Video Distributed by the American Federation of Arts Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, September 1 - December 31, 1984 University Gallery of Fine Art, Ohio State University, Columbus April 1985 Northwest Film Study Center, Portland, OR July 1985 Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY September 1985

The Kitchen 1985

The Kitchen "Retrospective from ETC: 1971-1985"

Windows 1.0 1985

Microsoft ships Windows 1.0 for $100

8mm video format 1984

8mm video recording format publically available

American Film Institute 1984

The National Center for Film and Video Preservation is established by the American Film Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts. Its mission includes The Film Foundation, The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and the National Moving Image Database (NAMID) project which centralizes information on the film and television holdings of American archives and producers, and has assisted many organizations with the cataloging of film and video collections

Amiga 1984

Amiga demonstrates new computer "Lorraine"

Annual Documentary Festival 1984

Global Village 10th Annual Documentary Festival: The National Tour. Catalog essays by Ann-Sargent Wooster; Renee Tajima; Susan Linfield. Artists include James Byrne, Jamie Davidovich, Loni Ding, DeeDee Halleck, Juan Downey, Maxi Cohen, Andrew Kolker and Luis Alvarez, Jon Alpert, George Lucas, Shalom Gorewitz.

Apple 1984

Apple introduces the Mac $2495

Betacam 1984

Sony Betacam video recording format publically available

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System 1984

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System funded to build a circulating collection of video art for western New York. Jean Haynes, Librarian, responsible for activity in the program .

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System 1984

NYSCA support to Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System to build circulating video art collection for WNY

Commodore 1984

Commodore 16 with 16KB Ram $100

Commodore 1984

Commodore purchases Amiga

Connie Coleman and Alan Powell 1984

"Living in Glass Houses", Connie Coleman and Alan Powell, Philadelphia.

Contemporary Art Television Fund 1984

The Institute of Contemporary Art and WGBH-TV in Boston collaborate to create the Contemporary Art Television Fund, which will commission and co-produce new video works. Co-Directors of the Fund are David Ross of ICA and Susan Dowling, producer at WGBH's New Television Workshop. Curator was Kathy Huffman, who had also curated at the Regional Media Art Center at the Long Beach Museum in California. The CAT Fund accepted and solicited proposals and provided assistance for production, post-production and distribution. The Fund supported not only works for television, but also installations. Funding was initially provided by WGBH, Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities. The distribution program of the CAT Fund was intended to generate income for the Fund.

Creative Artists Public Service Program 1984

Creative Artists Public Service Program rejects offer from New York State Council on the Arts for continued support of some fellowship categories at reduced levels, sharing responsibility with the New York Foundation for the Arts. Previously, NYSCA had reassigned some categories to the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 1983-84 CAPS awarded fellowships in categories in which the 1983-84 funding had been committed: choreography, fiction, film, multi-media , screenwriting/playwriting, and video. For the program year 1984-85 NYSCA had increased the fellowship support overall to $1.1 million, but selected two organizations to administer the fellowships - CAPS and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Under the Directorship of Isabelle Fernandez, CAPS was resistent to NYSCA urgings to increase outside fundraising, offer a fellowship in crafts and contain administrative costs. For 1984-85 NYSCA proposed that NYFA would administer architecture, crafts, film, video, fiction, poetry, choreography, music composition and playwriting. CAPS would administer photography, painting, graphics, sculpture and multi-media. CAPS ultimately rejected the offer.

Domain Name System 1984

Domain Name System DNS introduced. Now 1000 hosts on network. Moderated newsgroups introduced on Usenet

Electronic Visions 1984

Electronic Visions exhibition curated by John Minkowsky for the Hudson River Museum. An exhibition of installations by visual artists working with video and computer technologies. Steina Vasulka (Machine Vision, video as a perceptual system), Ralph Hocking and Sherry Miller Hocking (Nudes, a series of drawings realized on a homebuilt computer drawing system), Woody Vasulka (Images from the Vasulka Image Articulator), Gary Hill (Glass Onion - a multi-layered installation, Happenstance - a videotape exploring the interaction of synthesizer imagery and language), Dan Sandin (computer-produced holograms).

Experimental Video and Film Festival 1984

The New York City Experimental Video and Film Festival. Curator: Hunter Yoder. Artists included Darrell Wilson, Ilene Seagalove, Cindy Kleine, Raphael Bendahan, Lynn Vance and Leighton Pierce, Robert Rose, Jill Kroesen, Aline Mayer and Bradley Eros.

Hewlett-Packard 600 1984

Hewlett-Packard introduces LaserJet printer $3600

Individual Artists Programs 1984

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) creates Individual Artists Programs to oversee support to filmmakers, media artists and other artists

Mid-Hudson Library System 1984

Mid-Hudson Library System, Poughkeepsie, funded to create an on-going electronic Union Catalogue listing of all film and video holdings in public library systems in New York State. Mary Keelan.

Revising Romance: New Feminist Video 1984

Revising Romance: New Feminist Video for American Federation of Arts and The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Curators: Linda Podheiser, Bob Riley. Artists included Deans Keppel, Ann-Sargent Wooster

Rochester Black Film Festival 1984

Rochester Black Film Festival organized by Ombowale Ayorinde. Programming included work by AFrican, Hispanic, African American and other Third World filmmakers. Ayorinde served as Director for 4 years. The Festival was then continued by the Rochester Association of Black Communicators.

Sidney Lumet 1984

Sidney Lumet receives Governor's Arts Award

SIGGRAPH 1984 1984

SIGGRAPH 1984 "Video and Computer Art". Japan: Meitetsu Hiyakkaten Museum, Aichi; Fujisaki Museum, Miyagi; Yamagata Museum, Kagoshima; Hankyu Museum, Osaka; Daimaru Museum, Kyoto; Iwaraya Museum, Fukuoka. USA:Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico; Evergreen College, Washington; Leheigh University, Pennsylvania; Penn State; Tampa Museum; Institute for Media Arts, Boston; North Carolina University; Rochester Institute of Technology. Canada: Ontario Science Cente

Sony 1984

Sony establishes world's first one-piece compact disc players. These portable CD players are the first in a line of products aimed at use in the family car.

Steina et Woody Vasulka: Videastes 1984

Steina et Woody Vasulka: Videastes exhibition organized by Cine-MBXA/Cinedoc. Catalog in French; many photos of work and studio

The Video Data Bank 1984

The Video Data Bank presents The Science of Fiction The Fiction of Science On September 7 th and 8th , 1984, the VDB produced the first Video Drive-In in Grant Park Chicago. A 40" video projection transforms the Petrillo Band Shell into a video version of a drive-in theater showcasing two rakishly orchestrated evenings of video tape programs. Including Jackie O., Michael Smith, Max Almay, Branda Miller, Beth Berolzheimer, Arturo Cubacub, Arturo Toscanini, Doug Hall, Judith Barry, John Manning, Ed Rankus, Wayne Fielding, Graeme Whifler, Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson, Cecelia Condit, Steina, Janice Tanaka, Ken Feingold, Barbara Buckner, Dan Sandin, Barbara Latham , Daniel Klepper, Bruce Nauman, Bill Viola, Carole Ann Klonarides, Lynn Blumenthal and Ed Paschke, Bob Snyder and Joan Logue.

Video 84: International Video Conference of Montreal 1984

Video 84: International Video Conference of Montreal. The conference presented 4 interrelated activities: installations, festival, symposium and publication. Exhibitions at sites around Montreal

Visions of U.S. 1984

Visions of U.S.: Best of the 1st Annual Home Video Competition organized by the American Film Institute. Catalog commentary by David Crook, Catherine Richards, Bob Brodsky and Toni Treadway, Bruce Apar. Artists included Connie Coleman, Alan Powell, Shalom Gorewitz, Betsy Newman, Marita Sturken, Susan Mosakowski.

Visions of US 1984

Visions of US, 1st Annual video competition sponsored by SONY and presented by the American Film Institute. Shalom Gorewitz ; Connie Coleman and Alan Powell. Both works produced in part at Experimental Television Center

Visions of US, 1984

Visions of US, 1st Annual video competition sponsored by SONY and presented by the American Film Institute. Shalom Gorewitz ; Connie Coleman and Alan Powell. Both works produced in part at ETC

American Community Video : Video in the Boroughs 1983

American Community Video : Video in the Boroughs at Downtown Cultural Center Gallery Two. Curator: Sara Hornbacher

Anthology Film Archives 1983

"In 1983, with pilot funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, Anthology Film Archives initiated a video preservation project. Its three objectives are to: 1.) identify and locate independent video-makers in the United States; 2.) borrow and then rerecord video works that are endangered by age, format obsolescence, etc.; 3.) preserve these re-recordings in the proper termerature/humidity conditions. As of this writing, August 1983, work is underway in all three areas. The next issue of "Video Texts" will present a report on the first year of this project's ooperation." Video Texts 1983.

Apple IIe 1983

Apple IIe computer introduced for $1395

Artist's Video I: Video in the Boroughs. 1983

Artist's Video I: Video in the Boroughs. at Downtown Cultural Center Gallery Two. Curator: Sara Hornbacher. Tapes by Peer Bode

Artist's Video II: Video in the Boroughs 1983

Artist's Video II: Video in the Boroughs at Pratt Institute. Curator: Sara Hornbacher. Work by Neil Zusman.

Asian American International Film Festival 1983

1983 Asian American International Film Festival. Catalog editor: David Low. Introductory text by Daryl Chin.

Bob Harris 1983

Video Texts: 1983. Bob Harris, Video Curator. Anthology Film ArchivesTexts by John Hanhardt, Buky Schwartz, Robert Haller. Screenings at AFA 1974-1983.

Changing Times, Changing Needs 1983

"Changing Times, Changing Needs", annaul conference Media Alliance

Coleco Industries 1983

Coleco Industries announces the Coleco Adam computer

Commodore 1983

Commodore SX-64 first color portable computer $1600

Creative Artists Public Service Program 1983

CAPS exhibition at Downtown Community TV Center. May 10, 1983. Excerpt by Jim Hoberman (The Village Voice, May 8, 1983): "CAPS Winners: Both 1984 CAPS fellows, Abby Luby and Barbara Rosenthal are radically different video artists. Luby uses computer graphics and processed images to make "electronic tapestries"; Rosenthal documents victims of cancer and concentration camps. The program is a benefit for famine relief in East Africa. May 10, Downtown Community TV Center."

Desktop workstations 1983

Desktop workstations come into being, many with Berkeley UNIX (4.2 BSD) which includes IP networking software

Digital Research 1983

Digital Research releases its first version of the GEM graphical windowing operating system

Distribution of NYSCA funded films 1983

Film Program begins pilot program to support distribution of New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funded films

Global Village 1983

Global Village Eighth Annual Video and Television Documentary Festival and catalog. Barbara Rosenthal, International Women''s Project, Diego Echeverria/Terra Productions, Americas In Transition Inc, Phillip Mallory ones, Geoffrey O''Connor, David Fanning and Antony Thomas, Dennis Lanson, Lynn Corcoran, Derrick Mancini and James Ovitt, Lori Cohen and Sally Kingsbury, St. Claire Bourne, Stevenson J. Palfi, Blaine Dunlap and Sol Korina, Gerardine Wurzburg and Thomas Goodwin and Dorothy McGhee, Ellen Freyer, Laura Foreman, David Bradbury, Tom Johnson and Lance Bird, Molly Rush and Arthur Kamell and Terry Williams, Doug Eisenstark, Helen Whitney, Erik Knorr, Richard Hammerstrom, Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn, Amalie Rothschild, Julene Bair and George Csicsery, Skip Blumberg, Ann Peck, DeeDee Halleck, Martha Stuart, and Maxi Cohen.

Hudson River Museum 1983

Hudson River Museum "Electronic Visions" curated by John Minkowsky. Included work by Ralph Hocking

IBM 1983

IBM introduces IBM PC Jr. computer.

IBM Personal Computer 1983

IBM Personal Computer XT $4995

Image/Process II 1983

Image/Process II at The Kitchen. Curator: Shalom Gorewitz. Artists: Steina Vasulka; Woody Vasulka; Barbara Buckner; Frank Dietrich and ZsuZsa Molnar; Lisa Marie Sanfilipo; Neil Zusman; Pier Marton; Max Almay

Ithaca Video Projects Festival 1983

In February 1984 Afterimage reported that the 9th Annual Festival which contained 22 tapes might not be circulated; 80 weeks of rentals had to be secured to insure that expenses could be met. The 9th IVP Festival was funded in 1982-83.

LISA 1983

LISA computer introduced by Apple $10,000

Media Alliance 1983

General Membership meeting of Media Alliance May 6-7, 1983 Rochester. Panels "Public Access Cable TV" Jaime Davidovich (Artists Television Network), Alexis Greene, Chuck Sherwood (Channel L Working Group), David Shapiro (independent producer); "Evolution of Media Centers" Margot Lewitin (Women's Interart Center), Walter Borton (Ithaca Video Projects), Robert Shea (Portable Channel), Nathan Lyons (Visual Studies Workshop); "Media Centers and Intependent Artists/Producers" with Carol Brandenberg (TV Lab), Skip Blumberg (independent producer), Ralph Hocking (Experimental Television Center), Tony Conrad (independent producer), Emily Armstrong (Production Facilities Project), Kit Fitzgerald (independent producer). Screening at Pyramid Art Center.

Media Alliance 1983

Corporate program, industry funded, allowing artists to use commerical facilites at reduced rates at Online, established by Media Alliance, New York City

Microsoft 1983

Microsoft releases Windows

Microsoft 1983

First mouse - Microsoft

Path of Dreams: Video in the Boroughs 1983

Path of Dreams: Video in the Boroughs. Curator: Sara Hornbacher. Tapes by Bill Viola, Dan Reeves and Jon Hilton, Sara Hornbacher.

Philips and Sony 1983

Philips and Sony develop the CD-ROM

Photography Within the New Technology/Defining a New Philosophy of Education 1983

Society for Photographic Education National Conference: Photography Within the New Technology/Defining a New Philosophy of Education. Philadelphia. March 17-20, 1983. Speakers: Steina Vasulka, DeeDee Halleck, Ronald Gregory, John Pfahl, Woody Vasulka, Lyn Blumenthal, John Giancola, George Fifield, Tom Porett, Alan Sondheim, Martha Rosler, Ralph Hocking, Nathan Lyons, Jim Pomeroy, Martha Gever, Catherine Lord

Siggraph '83 1983

Siggraph '83 Exhibition of Computer Art at Isetan Museum of Art August 4-16, 1983. Traveling to sites throughout US. July 1983-May 1984. still prints by Ralph Hocking; Walter Wright; Barbara Buckner; Connie Coleman and Alan Powell; Tom DeWitt. Travelled to: France: Maison Cinema, Grenoble; Maison Culture, Chalonssuraone; Ministry of Culture, Paris; La Chartreuse Villeneuve, Lez Avignon; The American Center, Paris. Italy: City Council, Florence Japan: Isetan Museum, Tokyo; Isetan Museum, Shizuoka; Marui Imai Museum, Hokkaido. USA: Flint Institute, Detroit. Videotape by Tom DeWitt and Vebeke Sorenson produced at Image Processing Lab at Renssalear Polytechnic Institute, Troy. Harland Snodgrass technical consultant on exhibition.

Standby 1983

Corporate program, industry funded, allowing artists to use commerical facilites at reduced rates at Standby, founded by Rick Feist and Alex Roshuk

Syquest 1983

Syquest introduces its SyQuest storage cartridge system

The 6th Tokyo Video Festival 1983

The 6th Tokyo Video Festival 1983. Reynold Weidenaar: Grand Prize for Love of Line, of Light and Shadow: The Brooklyn Bridge, produced in part at the Experimental Television Center

The Electronic Gallery 1983

The Electronic Gallery exhibition of works from the Experimental Television Center at University Art Gallery, Binghamton University, 3/2-25/83. Curated by Maureen Turim. Catalog. Works by Gary Hill; Shalom Gorewitz; Mary Ross; Ralph Hocking; Peer Bode; Barbara Buckner; Hank Linhart.

The Electronic Gallery 1983

The Electronic Gallery exhibition of works from the Experimental Television Center at University Art Gallery, Binghamton University, 3/2-25/83. Curated by Maureen Turim. Catalog. Works by Gary Hill; Shalom Gorewitz; Mary Ross; Ralph Hocking; Peer Bode; Barbara Buckner; Hank Linhart.

The Electronic Gallery 1983

The Electronic Gallery at University Art Gallery, Binghamton. Curated by Maureen Turim. Tape exhibition of works from the Experimental TV Center by Ralph Hocking and Sherry Miller; Henry Linhart; Shalom Gorewitz; Peer Bode; Barbara Buckner; Gary Hill. Still images by Mary Ross, Peer Bode, Ralph Hocking.

The Frontier 1983

The Frontier is a weekly series of 13 new programs broadcast on WNED-TV in Buffalo, NY. Series produced by Media Study/Buffalo which curates the series and WNED-TV which provides technical assistance for broadcast. Series showcases independent video and filmmakers. 1983 Frontier series presents 26 titles by 23 artists. Support from the New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Canada Council. Producer Lynn Corcoran, Assistant to the Producer, Barbara Lattanzi, Executive Producer, Gerald O'Grady. Included Steina, John Caldwell, Tobe Carey, Paul McGowan.

The Internet Activities Board 1983

The Internet Activities Board (IAB) was created in 1983 to guide the evolution of the TCP/IP Protocol Suite and to provide research advice to the Internet community. During the course of its existence, the IAB has reorganized several times. It now has two primary components: the Internet Engineering Task Force and the Internet Research Task Force. The former has primary responsibility for further evolution of the TCP/IP protocol suite, its standardization with the concurrence of the IAB, and the integration of other protocols into Internet operation (e.g. the Open Systems Interconnection protocols). The Internet Research Task Force continues to organize and explore advanced concepts in networking under the guidance of the Internet Activities Board and with support from various government agencies. A secretariat has been created to manage the day-to-day function of the Internet Activities Board and Internet Engineering Task Force. IETF meets three times a year in plenary and its approximately 50 working groups convene at intermediate times by electronic mail, eleconferencing and at face-to-face meetings. The IAB meets quarterly face-to-face or by videoconference and at...

The Media Arts In Transition 1983

The Media Arts In Transition, a conference organized and cosponsored by Walker Art Center in association with National Alliance of Media Arts Centers, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, University Community Video and Film in the Cities. June 8-11, 1983. Programming committee: Melinda Ward, Jennifer Lawson and John Minkowsky. Its purpose was to focus on the contemporary technological, social, economic and aesthetic forces shaping the future of the media arts. Texts by Ron Green, Brian O'Doherty, VIrgil Grillo, Gene Youngblood, Howard Wise, Jonas Mekas, Stan Brakhage, Nam June Paik, Shirley Clarke, Ed Emshwiller, Tony Conrad, Alvey Ray Smith, Frank Hodsoll, B. Ruby RIch, Renee Tajima, Barbara London, John Giancola, Jon Alpert, George Stoney, Bill Viola and Robert Haller.

The Whitney Museum Biennial 1983

The Whitney Museum Biennial. Artists included Barbara Buckner, Bruce Charlesworth, Juan Downey, Ken Finegold, Howard Fried, Matthew Geller, Shalom Gorewitz, Doug Hall, Gary Hill, Nam June Paik, Shigeko Kubota, Martha Rosler, Bob Snyder, Stan VanDer Beek, Edin Velez, Bill Viola.

Windows 1983

Early demo of Windows by Microsoft - simultaneous running of programs

World Wide Video Festival 1983

World Wide Video Festival, Den Haag. 1983. First Festival in 1982. Catalog of 1983 exhibition in English and Dutch. Skip Blumberg, Shalom Gorewitz, Julie Harrison, Bill Viola, Reynold Weidenaar.

8mm videotape format 1982

Companies begin to standardize the 8mm consumer videotape recorder format

8th Annual Ithaca Video Festival 1982

8th Annual Ithaca Video Festival. 380 submissions. 15 artists. Curated by Gary Hill, Kathy Huffman, John Minkowsky, Philip Mallory Jones. Artists - Bill Viola, Max Almy, Norie Sato, William Brown, Dan Reeves and Jon Hilton, Jim Whiteaker, Scott Rankin, Steina, John Arvanites, Edin Velez, Karen Peterson and Peter Trivelas, Adrele Lister, Jan Peacock, Barbara Buckner, Eugenia Balcells and Peter Van Riper. Exhibited 1982 at Media Study/Buffalo.

A SUNY Festival of Film and Video 1982

A SUNY Festival of Film and Video at Binghamton University. October 22-24, 1982. Organized by University-wide Programs in the Arts.

Circle/ Squared, Video Portraits 1982

Circle/ Squared, Video Portraits by Beth Berolzheimer, Randolph Street Gallery Chicago December 13-17, 1982 A five channel video installation of four image processed portraits surrounding a central super 8 image shot at a nudist colony. "Her work has the Chicago "look", relying heavily on multilayered sound tracks and electronically altered visuals. Like most video art , her tapes embrace the technology of the taped image, turning what a still photographer might consider the visual "limitations' of the picture tube into aesthetic advantages." Chap Freeman, The Chicago Reader, 12/10/1982

Commodore 64 1982

Commodore 64 introduced for $600 with 16 color graphics

Compac 1982

Compac Portable PC $3000

Crandall Library 1982

Crandall Library, Glens Falls, receives funding for its independent filmmakers series

Crandall Library 1982

Crandall Library, Glens Falls. NYSCA support for independent filmmaker series.

Creative Artists Public Service Program 1982

Creative Artists Public Service Program, Isabelle Fernandez, Director, decides to go to alternate year funding for the fellowship categories, in response to NYSCA requests that the program become more cost effective. CAPS indicates that more awards will be made, with the savings from the administrative cost cuts, but that the funding level of the fellowships would remain the same. In 1981 32% of the CAPS budget was disbursed for administration. The State Council members ordered a ceiling of such expenses of 20%, in response. NYSCA also requested that CAPS secure outside funding for the overall program. CAPS was unable to find a mandated matching funds source. Isabelle Fernandez, Director of CAPS, indicated that CAPS had originally been told by NYSCA not to engaged in outside fundraising, because it would mean direct competition for funding with other media organizations; she also indicated that NYSCA had changed this position, culminating in the matching funds requirement. Fernandez also indicated that CAPS was perceived as a public funding agency, making it difficult to secure private support, and that private support was very difficult to find for artists' fellowships. NYSCA'...

Critical writing 1982

New York State Council on the Arts Media Program makes awards for critical writing in video. $55,000 in allocation.

Digital Equipment 1982

Digital Equipment introduces Rainbow - a dual processor incorporating both Z80 and Intel 8088 microprocessors $3000

Festival de Video 1982

Festival de Video at the Center for Media Art, American Center in Paris. Presentation of Works from the Experimental Television Center. Curated by Maureen Turim. Works by Peer Bode, Barbara Buckner, Gary Hill, Henry Linhart, Shalom Gorewitz, Ralph Hocking.

Hitachi and Bosch 1982

Hitachi and Bosch introduce 1/4" video recorders

Image/Process I 1982

Image/Process I at The Kitchen. Curator Shalom Gorewitz. Artists Mimi Martin; Matt Schlanger; Julie Harrison; The Lubies; Connie Coleman and Alan Powell; Merrill Aldighieri and Joe Tripician; Central Control; Maureen Nappi; Mark Lindquist; Sara Hornbacher.

Kaypro II 1982

Kaypro II computer introduced for $1795 by Non-Linear Systems

Lotus 1982

Lotus spreadsheet program introduced

Microsoft 1982

Microsoft releases MS-DOS 1.1 to IBM for IBM PC

Nam June Paik exhibition 1982

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, presents "Nam June Paik" exhibition, curated by John Hanhardt. First retrospective of a video artist at a major museum. April 30 - June 27, 1982. Catalog essays by Hanhardt, Dieter Ronte, Michael Nyman, David Ross. Bibliography, Videography. Color plates.

Radical Departures 1982

Radical Departures: The 1982 Creative Artists Public Service Program Video/Multimedia Festival. Curator: Steven Kolpan. Traveling exhibition to upstate locations including ETC, Visual Studies Workshop, Media Bus, Media Study/Buffalo, Ithaca Artists Cooperative; Alfred University; Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library, Albany Public Library, Crandall Library, Port Washington Public Library, Chaenango County Council on the Arts. Includes works by Dan Reeves and John Hilton; Lynn Corcoran, John Sandborn and Kit Fitzgerald, Joan Logue, Ardele Lister, Sally Shapiro, Ed Bowes, Jaime Davidovich, Loraine Corfield

Regional fellowship project 1982

Media Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts initiates the regional fellowship project. The video and film fellowships were launched by the NEA and the American Film Institute. The program distributes grants through five regional media arts centers which represent 35 states. The administrative centers would rotate after three years. By 1983 every state except New York was represented. NYS artists were excluded from the program, but the NEA indicated that it would not reduce the amount of support NY artists received from other Media programs. It would increase the number of grants given outside NYS by lowering the stipends. In 1981 approximately 61% of the total funding for NEA/Media Productions went to NYS artists; the average amount was $18,000. Under the new program there was a ceiling of $150,ooo per year for the regional program and grant awards couldn't exceed $15,000. Virgil Grillo, Director of new program.

Shugart Associates 1982

Shugart Associates introduces 1.5 inch floppy disk drives

Siggraph '82 1982

Siggraph '82 Art Show in Boston, MA. July 26-30, 1982. essays by Gene Youngblood; Michael Noll; Cynthia Goodman. Works by Howard Gutstadt, Gary Hill, Steina and Woody Vasulka; Walter Wright. Work produced at Experimental Television Center: Connie Coleman and Alan Powell.

Sinclair 1000 1982

Timex Sinclair 1000 computer introduced for $99.95

Transmission control protocol 1982

Transmission control protocol TCP established and Internet Protocol for use with ARPANET. This leads to one of the first definitions of an "internet" as a connected set of networks, specifically those using TCP/IP, and "Internet" as connected TCP/IP internets

Video preservation and video crtiticism 1982

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Media Program gives first grants for video preservation and video crtiticism

Video-Music: New Correlations 1982

Video-Music: New Correlations exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, DOwntown Branch. Video works by Sara Hornbacher, Reynold Weidenaar, Shalom Gorewitz, Rii Kanzaki, The Lubies.

Video/TV: Humor/Comedy 1982

Video/TV: Humor/Comedy, a touring video exhibition of Media Study/Buffalo, curated by John Minkowsky and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Catalog essay by John Minkowsky. Extensive catalog introductions for each of the themes, and notes about each artist in the collection. Program developed from Minkowsky's design of a course in Video Comedy for Center for Media Study in 1981 and for the San Francisco Art Institute in 1982. The exhibition was divided into topics: Musical/Comedy (Pier Marton, Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn, Greme Whifler and Renaldo and the Loaf, Twinart, Julis Heyward, Ernest Gusella, Kenn Beckman and Blue Gene Tyranny, Laurie Anderson and Davidson Gigliotti, Tony Oursler, Michael Smith, Dale Hoyt, The Kipper Kids. Video Pioneers (Nam June Paik, William Wegman, Ant Farm/TR Uthco. Parody: Cultural TV Station (Alan Lande, Tony Mascatello, Tom Adair and Ken Robbins, Peter Brownscombe, General Idea, Laurie McDonald, Jeff Strate, William Wegman, Howard Fried, Jules Backus and Skip Blumberg, Ferris Butler. Likely Stories (Mitchell Kriegman, Tony Oursler, Willie Walker). The Magic Box (Alan Lande, Willie Walker, Michael Smith and Mark Fischer,...

WXXI-TV 1982

WXXI-TV, Rochester, closed the artists' editing program, which had received support from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Arthur Tsuchiya 1981

Arthur Tsuchiya. New York State Council on the Arts Media Program, 1981-1988

BITNET 1981

BITNET (Because It's Time Network) starts as cooperative network at CUNY. Provides email and listserve to distribute info and to transfer files. BITNET adopted the IBM RSCS protocol suite and featured direct leased line connections between participating sites. Most of the original BITNET connections linked IBM mainframes in university data centers. This rapidly changed as protocol implementations became available for other machines. From the beginning, BITNET has been multi-disciplinary in nature with users in all academic areas. It has also provided a number of unique services to its users (e.g., LISTSERV). Today, BITNET and its parallel networks in other parts of the world (e.g., EARN in Europe) have several thousand participating sites. In recent years, BITNET has established a backbone which uses the TCP/IP protocols with RSCS-based applications running above TCP.

CAPS/ICI 1981 Traveling Video Festival 1981

CAPS/ICI 1981 Traveling Video Festival. Creative Artists Public Service Program and Independent Curators Incorporated. List of presentation venues. Works by Skip Blumberg, Peer Bode, Ron Clark, Shalom Gorewitz, Julie Harrison, Neil Zusman, Dean Keppel, Verity Lund, Henry Moore, Antonio Muntades, Rita Myers, David Rose, Joseph Steinmetz. Panel: Lynn Corcoran, Dieter Froese, Teodoro Maus, Sherry Miller, Arthur Tsuchiya. ICI helped to organize a national tour for the first time. Curator for ICI was Nina Sundell.

Commodore Business Machines 1981

Commodore Business Machines VIC-20 $299 with color graphics

Creative Artists Public Service Program 1981

Town meetings occur around the State to discuss ways in which New York State can continue to support individual artists. This was partly in response to the administrative problems of the Creative Artists Public Service Program, as cited by the New York State Council on the Arts.

Everson Museum 1981

Everson Museum, Syracuse, video department closes

Film Forum 1981

Film Forum, New York City, under direction of Karen Cooper, reopens as a multi-plex theater with the first full-time independent feature screen

From the Academy to the Avant Garde 1981

From the Academy to the Avant Garde, a traveling exhibition produced by Visual Studies Workshop, 1981. Curator Richard Simmons. Catalog introduction Arthur Tsuchiya. Exhibition at VSW December 2-16, 1981 and at the Center for Art Tapes, Halifax, Nova Scotia January 22-February 8, 1982.Videotapes in order of viewing Howard Fried (Making a Paid Political Announcement), Davidson Gigliotti (Difficult Music), Juan Downey (Through the Looking Glass), Tony Labat (Challenge: P.O.V.), Frank Gillette (Symptomatic Syntax), Les Levine (Visions from the God World, (Part 1))

IBM 1981

IBM introduces 5150 Personal PC with Microsoft MS-DOS $3000

John Giancola 1981

John Giancola. Director, Media Program, New York State Council on the Arts. 1981-1984

National Latino Film and Video Festival 1981

The first National Latino Film and Video Festival, organized by Lillian Jimenez at El Museo del Barrio, New York City

National Video Festival 1981

National Video Festival: The State of the Art at The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. Organized by The American Film Institute. Retrospective of Media Bus, Inc/Lanesville TV; TVTV; DCTV; Ant Farm; Optic Nerve; Videopolis; University Community Video; Global Village; NOVAC; The Kitchen; Long Beach Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; University Art Museum; Museum of Modern Art; WNET/TV Lab. June 3-7, 1981

Osborne Computer 1981

Osborne Computer introduces Osborne 1 Personal Computer with Z80A CPU and disk drives $1795

Paper Tiger Television 1981

Paper Tiger Television, New York City, is established, with New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding for its first season

Paper Tiger TV 1981

Paper Tiger TV is a non-profit volunteer collective that has been pioneering media criticism through video since 1981. The diverse series of over 260 programs addresses issues of democratic communications, media representation and the economics of the information industry. The tapes are broadcast in NYC and across the US. They are distributed by Paper Tiger to universities, libraries and media centers worldwide.

Personal Statements in Video 1981

Personal Statements in Video exhibition. New American Makers. Opera Plaza Cinema. Excerpts from program notes: "These videos are personal statements by their authors that reflect their take on the world, their relationships, and their place in our society. BARBARA ROSENTHAL "Fingernails and Other Shorts" offers short videos from dry wit to zany goof, using toys, puppets and primitive music. MARSHALL WEBER "A Roman Empire" presents a travelogue analogy of empire... then and now. LYNN HERSHMAN "First Person Plural," BARBARA HAMMER and PAULA LEVINE "Two Bad Daughters" uses child-like play to sabotage and subvert patriarchal Institutions, and MARILYN WULFF "Little Stories" a naive and funny account of people she knew while growing up."

Seventh Ithaca Video Festival 1981

Seventh Ithaca Video Festival. 290 entries; 19 tapes selected. No entry fee. Payment for tapes selected. Panelists: Barbara London (MOMA), Arthur Tsuchiya (NYSCA), Carvin Eison (WXXI Artists Workshop). Artists: Shalom Gorewitz, Steina Vasulka, Ed Emshwiller, Woody Vasulka, Dan Reeves and Jon Hilton, Eva Maier, Blondell Cummings and SHirley Clarke, Christopher Couglan, Denise Milan and Nana Vasconcelos, Tom Adair and Kenneth Robins, John Sturgeon, Kit Fitzgerald and Jon Sanborn, Gary Hill, Dana Atchley and Eric Metcalfe, Ros Barron, Neecy Twinem, Peter D'Agostino, Taka Iimura. Exhibition sites: Herbert Johnson Museum, Intermedia Art Center, Port Washington Public LIbrary, Albany Public LIbrary and other national locations. Supported by the NYSCA and NEA.

Shigeko Kubota: Video Sculpture 1981

Shigeko Kubota: Video Sculpture exhibition organized by Berliner Kunstlerprogramm des Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienstes. 1981. Catalog editor: Felix Zdenek. Exhibition at daadgalerie, Berlin; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Kunsthaus Zurich

SMPTE 1981

SMPTE tests digital video and makes recommendations which become the basis for the D-1 recorder

The Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium 1981

The Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium (TAEMAC) was started in 1980-81 as the Black Maria Film Festival with the endorsement of the Edison National Historic Site .

Themes in Electronic Image Processing 1981

Themes in Electronic Image Processing at The Kitchen. Curator: Shalom Gorewitz. Decenber 1981. Exhibition of image processing tools by Experimental Television Center and David Jones. Artists - Peer Bode; Ralph Hocking; Connie Coleman and Alan Powell; Tom DeWitt, Vibeke Sorenson and Dean Winkler; Reynold Weidenaar; Barbara SYkes; Barbara Buckner; Jo Ann Gillerman; Gillerman and Jim Whiteaker; Henry Baker and Jane Steuerwald; Pier Marton; Shalom Gorewitz; Doris Chase; Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn; Gary Hill; Michael Scroggins; Neil Zusman; Maureen Nappi; Janice Tanaka; Marc Casey; Sara Hornbacher

Themes in Electronic Imaging 1981

Themes in Electronic Imaging exhibition at The Kitchen, curated by Shalom Gorewitz. Included work by Peer Bode; Ralph Hockng' Tom DeWitt; Barbara Buckner; Henry Baker; Gary Hill.

Themes in Electronic Imaging 1981

Themes in Electronic Imaging exhibition at The Kitchen, curated by Shalom Gorewitz. Included work by Peer Bode; Ralph Hockng' Tom DeWitt; Barbara Buckner; Henry Baker; Gary Hill.

Video Art Review 1981

Video Art Review at Anthology Film Archives. Series of 18 programs presented by Anthology Film Archives in collaboration with Electronic Arts Intermix. Program notes. Nam June Paik, DCTV, Ed Emschwiller, WGBH, Peter Campus, NCET, John Reilly and Stefan Moore, TVTV, Ant Farm, Woody Vasulkas, Steina Vasulka, Skip Blumberg, Skip Sweeney, Richard Foreman and others.

Women's International Independent Film Festival 1981

Women's International Independent Film Festival at the Bleecker Street Cinema, New York City, organized by Women Make Movies

WXXI-TV Television Workshop 1981

New York State Council on the Arts discontinues funding to WXXI-TV Television Workshop, Rochester. Mary Hays, NYSCA Executive Director. John Giancola, Media Program Director.

Xerox 1981

Xerox introduces Star 8010 with word processing (WYSIWYG) and software allowing combining of text and graphics in single document. $16,000

ZBS 1981

ZBS announced the 1981 AIR season with a brochure. The program provides access to an audio studio.

15th Annual Avant Garde Festival 1980

15th Annual Avant Garde Festival

An Alliance for the Media Arts in America 1980

An Alliance for the Media Arts in America. Founding conference for National Alliance of Media Arts Centers in Boulder, CO. May 29-31, 1980. Conference report published by the Rocky Mountain Film Center. Over 130 participants from the field. By -laws were approved for NAMAC's organizational structure, and 17 distinct projects were identified. The 1980-81 Board of Directors Chair was Robert Haller (Anthology Film Archives). The staff Director for the Boulder conference was Virgil Grillo (Rocky Mountain Film Center). NYS member organizations included AIVF, American Federation of Arts, Anthology Film Archives, Astoria Studios, Chamba Educational Film Services, Collective for Living Cinema, Film Forum, The Film Fund, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Global Village, Independent Feature Project, The Kitchen, Media Study/Buffalo, Millennium, Museum of Modern Art, New Community Cinema, New Medium, Non-Theatrical Film Distributors, Portable Channel, Synapse, Third World Newsreel, TV Lab at WNET, Whitney Museum, Women's Interart Center, Women Make Movies, Young Filmmakers. NAMAC's objectives recognized the needs for the field to act in concert on a national level to achieve an advocacy for...

Anthology Film Archives 1980

Anthology Film Archives (AFA), New York City receives New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Film Program funds to preserve 16mm independent films

Apple III 1980

Apple III introduced

ARPANET 1980

ARPANET hit by virus and halts

Art at the Olympics 1980

Art at the Olympics is funded to commission independent video projects for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, Lake Placid. Artists funded include Skip Blumberg, Kit Fitzgerald/John Sanborn and Nam June Paik.

Artists' Use of Telecommunications 1980

Artists' Use of Telecommunications Conference - Live International Video and Audio Link February 16, 1980 "The conference brings together internationally known artists working with telecommunications to discuss and explore ideas pertaining to satellites and slow-scan video. The conference will be presented in "telecommunication space" with participants located in San Franscisco, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Vienna and Tokyo. Participants include, among others, Bob Adrian, Bill Bartlett, Liza Bear, Douglas Davis, Sharon Grace, Carl Loeffler, David Ross, Aldo Tambellini, Norman White and Gene Youngblood. Organized by La Mamelle Inc. and San Franscisco Museum of Modern Art". The on-line part of the "Artists' Use of Telecommunications Conference" was organised by Bill Bartlett for "La Mamelle" (an artist-run space in San Francisco) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMMA). The "Conference" was also the first global use of Slow-Scan TV (video images transmitted over the telephone) by artists. Locations and Participants CAMBRIDGE (USA) Center for Advanced Visual Studies/M.I.T. Aldo Tambellini etc. HAWAII University Art Department John Southworth etc. JAPAN Tsukuba...

Arts Programming for Television 1980

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Film and Media Programs award first funds for Arts Programming for Television. This is a three-year funding initiative supporting collaborative works by video and filmmakers and other artists.

Athens Video Festival 1980

Athens Video Festival, a project of the Athens Center for Film and Video. Norman Pollack, (QUBE CHoice Award), Julie Harrison and Neil Zusman (The Colorado Video Award), Alan Barkley (Special Merit Award), Ed Geis(Special Merit Award), DN Rodowick (Merit Award), Thomas Musca Highlights), Stefan Moore and Claude Beller (3M Award), Sol Korine and Blaine Dunlap (Special Merit), Jim Mulligan and John DeGraaf (Merit Award), Mark Lowrey (Merit Award), DCVT (Merit Award), UWGB Center (3M Award), Erik Nelson and Joe Dea (Midwest Corporation Award), John Caldwell (Midwest Corporation Award), Tom Adair (Merit Award)

Carl Geiger 1980

Carl Geiger, a photography exhibition at Experimental Television Center. 2/7-25/80

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships 1980

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships for 1979-80. Mark Brady, Barbara Buckner, Maxi Cohen, Tom DeWitt, Ernest Gusella, Sara Hornbacher, Les Levine, Tony Ramos, Ira Schneider, Vibeke Sorensen, Arthur Tsuchiya, Edin Velez. Panel: John Minkowsky, John Camelio, DOris Chase, Juan Downey, Gunilla Mallory Jones, Joan Logue, ANtonio Muntades. Video Festival was exhibited in 18 locations around New York State.

CSNET 1980

CSNET was initially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide networking for university, industry and government computer science research groups. CSNET used the Phonenet MMDF protocol for telephone-based electronic mail relaying and, in addition, pioneered the first use of TCP/IP over X.25 using commercial public data networks. The CSNET name server provided an early example of a white pages directory service and this software is still in use at numerous sites. At its peak, CSNET had approximately 200 participating sites and international connections to approximately fifteen countries.

Electronic Arts Intermix 1980

Electronic Arts Intermix receives one of the first grants from the New York State Council on the Arts for preservation activities.

Everson Video Revue 1980

Everson Video Revue curated by Richard Simmons for Everson Museum of Art, 1979-1980. Exhibiiition at Everson Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; University Art Gallery, Berkeley; Museum of Contemporary Art, LaJolla. Works by Gregory Battcock and Nam June Paik, Skip Blumberg and John Margolies, Barbara Buckner, Nancy Cain, Merce Cunningham and Nam June Paik, Rom DeFanti, Juan Downey, Jean Dupuy and Davidson Gigliotti, Ed Emshwiller, Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn, Richard Foreman, Hermine Freed, Howard Fried, Bary Friedman, Joan Giummo and Elizabeth Sweetnam, Gary Hill, Joan Jonas, Gunilla Mallory Jones, Phillip Mallory Jones, John Keeler and Ruth Rothko, Marlene and Paul Kos, Mitchell Kriegman, Barbara Latham and John Manning and Edward Rankus, Les Levine, Eva Maier, Christa Maiwald, Linda Montano, James Morris, Rita Myers, John Orentlicher and Tom Sherman, Pocket Video, Susan Russell, Barbara Sykes, Ira Schneider, Video Repetorie, Bill Viola, Lawrence Weiner.

Film Department 1980

Mary Lea Bandy becomes Director of the Film Department at the Museum of Modern Art and Bill Sloan named librarian and head of the circulating film library.

Film preservation 1980

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Film Program establishes a separate category for film preservation

German Video and Performance 1980

German Video and Performance exhibition. Curator: Ulrike Rosenbach. Artists: Ulrike Rosenbach; Klaus vom Bruch; Jochen Gerz; Marcel Odenbach. Catalog essay by Wulf Herzogenrath

Harvestworks 1980

Harvestworks, New York City, under direction of Gerald Lindahl, is funded to provide audio equipment services

Hewlett-Packard 1980

Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-85 microcomputer

Media Alliance 1980

Media Alliance, New York City, receives funding to organize a professional network of video artists and media arts organizations

Microsoft 1980

Microsoft introduces XENIX OS a portable and commercial version of UNIX operating system

National Endowment for the Arts 1980

During the 1980s, the National Endowment for the Arts assists preservation efforts in several disciplines, including media arts, folk arts and dance

Preservation activities 1980

In the 1980s, under the leadership of Debby Silverfine, Director of the Electronic Media and Film Program at The New York State Council on the Arts, a support category for preservation activities is established

Radio Shack 1980

Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer $400 and a Pocket Computer for $230

Seagate Technology 1980

Seagate Technology introduces first 5.25" hard drive holding 5 MB costs $600

Sixth Ithaca Video Festival 1980

Sixth Ithaca Video Festival. 372 entries; 19 tapes selected. No entry fee. Payment for tapes selected. Panelists: Pat Faust (WXXI), Ann Volkes (Anthology Film Archives and Electronic Arts Intermix), Phil Jones (Ithaca Video Project), Gunilla Mallory Jones (Ithaca Video Project). Artists: Anita Thacher, Mimi Martin, Juan Downey, Barbara Sykes, Tom DeFanti, Collectivision, Steina, Alan Powell and Connie Coleman, Bill Viola. Exhibition sites: Contemporary Arts Center, MIT Video Resources and libraries and museums in 13 other cities, and widely in NYS. Supported by the NYSCA and NEA.

Synapse Video Center 1980

Synapse Video Center (formerly University Community Union Video), Syracuse, New York, closes

The Electronic Gallery 1980

The Electronic Gallery at University Art Gallery, Binghamton. Curator: Maureen Turim. Tape exhibition of works from the Experimental TV Center by Ralph Hocking and Sherry Miller; Hank Rudolph; Henry Linhart; Shalom Gorewitz; Peer Bode; Meryl Blackman; Reynold Weidenaar; Barbara Buckner; Neil Zusman and Julie Harrison; Gary Hill. Essay by Maureen Turim and Donna Cesan

The Film Fund 1980

The Film Fund, New York City, receives New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds to administer grants program for independent film and video production, under direction of Jennifer Lawson. Grant money from individual donors and small foundations.

The Kitchen Center 1980

Developing a Critical Language for Video Image Processing, panel at The Kitchen Center; Barbara Buckner, participant.

The National Alliance of Media Arts Centers 1980

The National Alliance of Media Arts Centers (NAMAC) is established; later renamed National Alliance of Media Art and Culture

The Rockefeller Foundation 1980

The Rockefeller Foundation establishes a new category to support independent videomakers.

Themes in Electronic Image Processing 1980

Themes in Electronic Image Processing at The Kitchen. Curator: Shalom Gorewitz. Month long exhibition. Included panel on video criticism. Second year of exhibition. Artists - Peer Bode; Ralph Hocking; Connie Coleman and Alan Powell; Tom DeWitt, Vibeke Sorenson and Dean Winkler; Reynold Weidenaar; Barbara Sykes; Barbara Buckner; Jo Ann Gillerman; Gillerman and Jim Whiteaker; Henry Baker and Jane Steuerwald; Pier Marton; Shalom Gorewitz; Doris Chase; Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn; Gary Hill; Michael Scroggins; Neil Zusman; Maureen Nappi; Janice Tanaka; Marc Casey; Sara Hornbacher

Video About Video: Four French Artists 1980

Video About Video: Four French Artists exhibition at University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley; Teletheque-Alliance Francaise, New York. Works by Paul-Armand Gette; Philippe Guerrier; Thierry Kuntzel; Philippe Oudard.

Video Art Review at Anthology Film Archives 1980

Video Art Review at Anthology Film Archives. Series of 18 programs presented by Anthology Film Archives in collaboration with Electronic Arts Intermix. Program notes. Nam June Paik, DCTV, Ed Emschwiller, WGBH, Peter Campus, NCET, John Reilly and Stefan Moore, TVTV, Ant Farm, Woody Vasulkas, Steina Vasulka, Skip Blumberg, Skip Sweeney, Richard Foreman and others.

Video: New York, Seattle and LA 1980

Museum of Modern Art "Video: New York, Seattle and LA". Travelling exhibition at Seibe Museum, Tokyo; Museum of Modern Art, Hyogo, Kobe; Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka City; Osaka Prefectural Contemporary Art Center, Osaka City; Hekkaido Contemporary Art Center, Tokyo; Center for Media Art, The American Center, Paris.

Wendy Clarke 1980

Wendy Clarke's "Love Tapes," an interactive video installation, is exhibitied at the World Trade Center, New York City

American Independents Festival 1979

American Independents Festival is held as a sidebar to the New York Film Festival; with New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) support, later becomes Independent Feature Project

Asian Cine-Vision 1979

Asian Cine-Vision, New York City, receives first time New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding for a cable series and video workshops

Asian-American Film Festival 1979

The first Asian-American Film Festival receives support under the sponsorship of the Asian-American Film Institute

Conference on Contemporary Directions 1979

Media Study/Buffalo, in collaboration with WNED-TV, Channel 17 and the Center for Media Study at the State University of New York at Buffalo, had held its first Conference on Contemporary Directions in the Public Affairs Documentary in February, 1979 and has announced the second annual event for May 12-15, 1980.

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships 1979

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships for 1978-79. Dena Crane, Louie Grenier, Gary Hill, Ralph Hocking, Steven Kolpan, Mitchell Kriegman, Mary Lucier, Michael Marton, William Wegman, Elizabeth Wiener. Panel: Peer Bode, Kathie Bodily, Frank Gillette, Fran McGee, Edin Velez. Traveled to Experimental Television Center (Binghamton), Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester), Media Study/Buffalo, Intermedia Arts Center (Bayville), PS 1 (New York ), Anthology Film Archives (New York), Port Washington Public Library, Cable 10 (New York), Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse), Holly Solomon Gallery (New York)

Entermedia 1979

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Entermedia's "American Mavericks Film Festival," New York City, and statewide tour

Everson Video Revue 1979

Everson Video Revue curated by Richard Simmons for Everson Museum of Art, 1979-1980. Exhibition at Everson Museum of Art (9/1-9/30/1979 and 2/1-3/2/1980); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (10/5-11/3/1979); University Art Gallery, Berkeley (11/10-1/5/1979); Museum of Contemporary Art, LaJolla (February - March 1981). Works by Gregory Battcock and Nam June Paik, Skip Blumberg and John Margolies, Barbara Buckner, Nancy Cain, Merce Cunningham and Nam June Paik, Rom DeFanti, Juan Downey, Jean Dupuy and Davidson Gigliotti, Ed Emshwiller, Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn, Richard Foreman, Hermine Freed, Howard Fried, Bary Friedman, Joan Giummo and Elizabeth Sweetnam, Gary Hill, Joan Jonas, Gunilla Mallory Jones, Phillip Mallory Jones, John Keeler and Ruth Rothko, Marlene and Paul Kos, Mitchell Kriegman, Barbara Latham and John Manning and Edward Rankus, Les Levine, Eva Maier, Christa Maiwald, Linda Montano, James Morris, Rita Myers, John Orentlicher and Tom Sherman, Pocket Video, Susan Russell, Barbara Sykes, Ira Schneider, Video Repetorie, Bill Viola, Lawrence Weiner.

Experimental Television Center 1979

Experimental Television Center (ETC), Binghamton, New York, moves to Owego, New York. Peer Bode, Program Coordinator of Residency Program.

Independent Film Project 1979

Independent Film Project, supported by The Ford Foundation held its first Film Market at the New York Film Festival in September, 1979

Independent Television Makers and Public Communications Policy 1979

With the support of The Rockefeller Foundation, and the collaboration of Howard Klein, Director of its Arts Program, and Herbert Dordick of the University of Southern California, then visiting the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, John Reilly organized Independent Television Makers and Public Communications Policy, a Seminar Conference to Promote Telecommunications Diversity in the 1980's, at the Rockefeller Foundation on June 6-9, 1979. Reilly himself presented a paper on "The Independents, Media Arts Centers and Public Television'; Alan Jacobs, Executive Director of AIVF, contributed "The Independent Mandate"; and Nick DeMartino, an independent producer and editor of Televisions which had published a special issue on "Independent Producers In the Future of Public Television" (Volume 6, No. 4 April 1979), and more recently a Consultant to the Carnegie Commission on the Future of Public Broadcasting, addressed "The Case for a Center for Independent Television."

INPUT 1979

Barbara Van Dyke organized the first American meeting of INPUT, the International Public Television Screening Conference, in Washington, D.C. on March 23-29, 1980, under the auspices of The Rockefeller Foundation.

International Video Exchange Directory 1979

The 6th International Video Exchange Directory publication by Satellite Video Exchange, Vancouver. 1979. Resource guide to tapes, distributors, individuals, publications

Media Alliance 1979

November 2-3, 1979 Meeting to formalize Media Alliance at Media Study/Buffalo Representatives of Donnell Film Library, Experimental Inntermedia Foundation, Hallwalls, IMAC, The Kitchen, Media Study, Experimental Television Center, New York State Council on the Arts, Portable Channel, Synapse, TV Lab, Video Rainbow, Visual Studies Workshop, WXXI-TV, Women's Interart Center, Young Filmmakers By Laws and a statement of purpose were drafted and distributed. The annual membership meeting was set for January 25, 1980 in New York City. Agenda items included voting on Board of Directors, Discussion of funding for Media Alliance, Report from the Telecommunications Committee.

Media Alliance 1979

Media Alliance, New York City, is formed

Media Bus 1979

Media Bus, Lanesville, New York, moves to Woodstock. Operates a post-production facility, distribution and consulting services and produces programming for cable; 1979 members: Nancy Cain, Tobe Carey and Bart Friedman

National Conference of Media Arts Centers 1979

National Conference of Media Arts Centers hosted by the Foundation for Independent Video and Film at Lake Minnewaska, NY April 25-27, 1979. Known as the Minnewaska Conference. Funding provided by the Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Steering Committee: Virgil Grillo (Rocky Mountain Film Center), Alan Jacobs (Foundation for Independent Video and Film), Robert Sitton (Northwest Film Study Center), Gail Waldron (Bay Area Video Coalition), Susan Woll (Boston Film/Video Foundation), Stan Woodward (South Carolina Arts Commission), Robert Haller (Pittsburgh Filmmakers). Representatives of 47 organizations and 12 governmental agencies attended; at the preceeding Pittsburgh Conference it was felt that attendance was limited to larger institutions. This meeting included smaller organizations previously not represented. About 20% of attendees at Minnewaska were from artist-based organizations. The Steering Committee devised a selection process for attendees to keep total attendance to 63 and represent national activity. The issues addressed at the conference included: theatrical and commerical distribution of independent works; new technologies including...

New York State Council for the Humanities 1979

New York State Council for the Humanities begins supporting film and video

New York Upstate Meeting of Non-Profit Media Groups 1979

New York Upstate Meeting of Non-Profit Media Groups March 9, 1979 at Synapse Video Center, Syracuse, NY. Groups met to continue discussion about formation of an organization eventually known as Media Alliance, representing service organizations and individual media artists in New York State. Groups attending: Richard Simmons (Everson Museum), John Orentlicher (Experimental Studios at Syracuse University), Ralph Hocking (Experimental Television Center), Sherry Miller (Experimental Television Center), Phil Jones (Ithaca Video Project), Gunilla Jones (Ithaca Video Project), Carl Geiger (Innervision Media Systems), Joe Scala (CAST), David Shapiro (Media Study/Buffalo), Nancy Cain (Media Bus), Jon Held (Mid-York Library Systems), John Camelio (Portable Channel), Bob Shay (Portable Channel), Vince Doody (Media Programs at SUNY Oswego), Hal Schlid (WTOP cable at SUNY Oswego), Henry Baker (Synapse), Darrell Westlake (Synapse), Bill Dargie (Synapse), Woody Vasulka (Vasulka Corporation), Steina Vasulka (Vasulka Corporation), Nathan Lyons (Visual Studies Workshop), Arthur Tsuchiya (Visual Studies Workshop), Richard Phillips (Utica), Art Gillick (WCNY-TV), Pat Faust (WXXI-TV), Pat Anderson...

Optic Nerve 1979

Optic Nerve, San Francisco, video documentary collective disbands

Peter D'Agostino 1979

TeleGuide and Proposal for QUBE by Peter D'Agostino. QUBE was a two-way cable TV system in Columbus, OH. Proposal for QUBE was installed at Long Beach Museum of Art (1979).

Projects: Video XXVII 1979

Museum of Modern Art "Projects: Video XXVII"

Report: The 1979 National Conference of Media Arts Centers 1979

Report: The 1979 National Conference of Media Arts Centers. Published by Foundation of Independent Video and Film. This conference was also known as the Minnewaska Conference. Includes papers by Virgil Grillo "A Proposal for Audience Development"; "A Proposal for NEA Small Grants Provision to be Distributed by Media Arts Centers"; "Touring Artists and Cooperative Bookings". Robert Haller "Payment to Artists for Exhibitions of Their Work"; "Media Arts Organizations 1966-1978". Alan Jacobs "A Proposal for a National Advocacy Newsletter". Jonas Mekas "Notes on the Preservation of Independently Made Films". Robert Sitton "A National Center for Independent Feature Film?". Susan Woll "Three Proposals for Supporting and Facilitating Production".

Stephen Partridge 1979

Installation by Stephen Partridge at The Kitchen, September/October. "Study in Blue" is a two channel stereo installation, funded by the Arts Council of Great Britian and The British Council.

The Electronic Image: A Travelling Workshop 1979

The Electronic Image workshop. 1980. A travelling workshop by Ralph Hocking and Sherry Miller Hocking of the Experimental Television Center concerning image processing tools and techniques, sponsored by the University Wide Committee on the Arts for 20 colleges and universities around NYS. "The Electronic Image: A Travelling Workshop" at Jamestown Community College, Monroe Community College, Orange County Community College, Sullivan County Community College, Visual Studies Workshop, Mass Productions, (Ithaca), Utica College, Anthology Film Archives. COnducted by Ralph Hocking and Sherry Miller Hocking of the Experimental Television Center and sponsored by the University Wide Committee on the Art. 1979-1980.

The Frontier 1979

The Frontier is a weekly series of 16 programs broadcast on WNED-TV in Buffalo, NY. Series produced by Media Study/Buffalo, David Shapiro Director, which curates the series and WNED-TV which provides technical assistance for broadcast. Series showcases independent video and filmmakers. Support from the New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Canada Council. Producer Lynn Corcoran, Executive Producer, James Blue for Media Study/Buffalo. December 15, 1979 - April 19, 1980. Included AP Ferullo, Marcelle Pecot, Joan Chase and John Hardham, Rick Hancox, Sally Dundas, Paul Cassellman, Michalel Kennedy, Keith Lock and James Anderson, Survival Arts Media, Lorne Marin, Jack Bice, Lynn Corcoran, Kevin Noble, Harland Snodgrass, Halya Kuchmij, Georgiana Jungels and William Jungels, Pat Gruben, Terry Burke, Jennifer Lewis, Ray Broniszewski, Brian Blair, Joseph Steinmetz, Joan Evans, Rebecca Goldfield and Rajin Srikanth.

The Governor's Office for Motion Pictures and Television 1979

The Governor's Office for Motion Pictures and Television is established in NYS.

The Independent Producer, Public Television, and New Video Technologies 1979

On December 10-12, 1979 at one of John Reilly's conferences, "The Independent Producer, Public Television, and New Video Technologies", held at The Walnut Street Theatre, a regional media center in Philadelphia, Brian O'Doherty, Director of the Media Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts, announced that funds were being directed to regional organizations such as the Alabama Filmmakers Coop and the South West Alternate Media Project, to be distributed to independent makers in those areas.

The International Video Art Symposium 1979

The International Video Art Symposium, at The Agnes Etherington Art Centre of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. March 5-7, 1979. Transcript includes texts: Wulf Herzogenrath (Video Artists and Television as a Medium); Ian Murray (Support Structures for Artists Working with Videotape; Susan Britton (Video Lunch); Paul Wong (Making Video: Cable Access, Artists Cooperatives, Fees and Rights); Reprints from "Video as a Community or Political Tool", Vancouver Art Gallery; David Hall (London Video Arts); Maria Bicocchi (Video and its Distribution); Kate Craig (Outlets for Video); Michael Goldberg (Free Television); Clive Robertson (TV Art in the Home); Jamie Davidovich (Home Marketing of Video Art).

The Television Laboratory at WNET TV 1979

The Television Laboratory at WNET TV awards 11 grants through the Artists in Residence Program and the Independent Documentary Fund. Artists included Mitchell Kriegman (Door Stories), Dan Reeves (untitled), Warrington Hudlin (Gypsy Cab), Anita Thacher (Small Talk), Ralph Hocking (untitled), Sally Shapiro and Frank Foster (Audio Visual Jazz), Robert Holguin (Crystal: The Brown Out), Ira Wohl (A Woman's Decision), Ross McElwee with Michael Negroponte and Alexandra Anthony (The Disappeared Ones), Robert Van Leirop (The Class of '54), Martha Sandlin (A Lady Named Baybie).

Video by Videomakers 1979

Video by Videomakers exhibition series 1979, at the Experimental TV Center, curated by Peer Bode. Works and personal presentations by Ralph Hocking, Gary Hill, Shigeko Kubota, Ernie Gusella.

Video by Videomakers 1979

Video by Videomakers exhibition series 1979, at the Experimental TV Center, curated by Peer Bode. Works and personal presentations by Ralph Hocking, Gary Hill, Shigeko Kubota, Ernie Gusella.

Video Modular System 1979

Bill Etra, Dan Sandin, Lee Felsenstein, Bill Hearn design Video Modular System

Whitney Museum of American Art, 1979

Whitney Museum of American Art, Re/Visions: Projects and Proposals in Film and Video," which included works by Bill Beirne, William Anastasi, Buky Schwartz, Morgan Fisher, Michael Snow, David Behrman and Bob Diamond, and Robert Watts

WNED-TV 1979

WNED-TV, PBS affiliate in Buffalo. Broadcast of Vasulka Video, by Woody and Steina Vasulka

WNET/13 1979

WNET/13, New York City, independent video series, "Video/Television Review" (VTR) becomes "Video/Film Review"

4th Annual Ithaca Video Festival 1978

4th Annual Ithaca Video Festival was presented at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse. Works by Ann Volkes, Peter Bettendorff, Skip Blumberg, Tobe Carey, Doris Chase, James Edwards, Alan Esner/Jamie Newman, Ernest Gusella, Gary Hill, Leland Johnston, Steven King, Mitchell Kriegman, Pat Lehman, Eva Maier, Laurie McDonald, Michael Moser, Alan Powell, N.O.V.A.C., Marilyn Rivchin/John Reaves, Karen Simon Petersen, Vibeke Sorensen, John Sanborn/Kit Fitzgerald, Diane Spodarek, Edin Velez and Bill Viola played 5 hours a day

Access Film and Video Equipment 1978

Access Film and Video Equipment a Directory researched by Nancy Legge for the Media Arts Program of the NEA published in 1978. Based on a 1977 survey of 72 organizations in 23 states.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1978

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. Exhibition: Vasulka: Steina - Machine, Woody - Description, with catalog. Curator, Linda Cathcart.

Ant Farm 1978

Ant Farm, San Francisco, artists' media/architecture group disbands

Barbara Buckner 1978

Barbara Buckner presents video at the Creative Music Studio. Sponsored by the Women's Studio Workshop.

Black Filmmaker Foundation 1978

Black Filmmaker Foundation, New York City, receives New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to begin "Dialogues with Black Filmmakers" screening series. The film series screens Black independent films in community centers throughout New York City.

Black Filmmaker Foundation, 1978

Black Filmmaker Foundation, New York City, is founded by Warrington Hudlin and George Cunningham

Computer introductions 1978

Computer introductions: Epson dot matrix printer, Atari 400 and 800 personal computers

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships 1978

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships for 1977-78. Bill Beirne, Nancy Cain, Hermine Freed, Nancy Holt, Angelo Jannuzzi and Thom Sudano, Terry Mack, Ruth Rotko, Bill Stephens. Panel: Robert Burns, Shigeko Kubota, Rita Myers, Tony Ramos, Arthur Tsuchiya.

Educational Film Library Association 1978

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds The Educational Film Library Association, New York City, to screen video in the American Film Festival

Electron Movers Video Show. 1978

Electron Movers Video Show. March 28, 1978. at 128 Main Street, Providence. Laurie McDonald, Alan Powell, Ed Tannenbaum, Dennis Hlynsky, Bill Jungels.

Elipsis: A Video/Dance Performance 1978

Elipsis: A Video/Dance Performance, presented at Experimental Television Center. 3/21/78. Performers included Cara Brownell, Chana Gazit, and Julie Harrison and Company

Ellipsis: A Video/Dance 1978

Ellipsis: A Video/Dance performance at the Experimental Television Center, March 21-22. Performers: Cara Brownell, Chana Gazit, Julie Harrison and Company.

Frank Gillette 1978

Frank Gillette. Contemporary Arts Museum Gillette exhibition Aransas - Axis of Observation, curated by David Ross for touring exhibition. Installation at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, with assistance from James Harithas and Ann O'Connor Williams Harithas.

Jerome Foundation 1978

Jerome Foundation begins awarding fellowships for film- and videomakers in New York State

John Reilly 1978

John Reilly, an independent documentary producer and the Director of Global Village, another regional media center in New York City, undertook a long-term project, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the Rockefeller Foundation and the SONY Corporation of America, to visit over twenty American cities to gather independent makers at local television stations to discuss the possibilities of collaboration in program production and to introduce new information about developing video technologies. He extended this work to hold conferences on The Independent Producer and Public Television in major American cities, including New York at The Museum of Modem Art in March, 1978

John Sturgeon 1978

John Sturgeon: Two Video Installations, Long Beach Museum of Art, 1/21/78-2/19/78. Catalog introduction by David Ross.

Land Truth Circus 1978

Land Truth Circus, San Francisco, experimental video collective renamed Truthco in 1972 becomes T.R. Uthco in 1975 . Disbanded.

Nancy Sher 1978

Nancy Sher Director, Film Program, New York State Council on the Arts 1978-1980

Peter D'Agostino 1978

TeleGuide and Proposal for QUBE by Peter D'Agostino. QUBE was a two-way cable TV system in Columbus, OH. Proposal for QUBE was installed at Ohio State University (1978)

Peter D'Agostino 1978

Alpha, Trans, Chung. Peter D'Agostino: A Photographic Model: Semiotics, Film, and Interpretation. Texts by Rae Blakeney (Syntactics and the On-Going Work of Peter D'Agostino) , Alain Robbe-Grillet (Order and Disorder in Film and Fiction) and William Luhr (Semiotics and Film: From an Interview with Umberto Eco). Review by Hal Foster.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers 1978

In June 1978 Pittsburgh Filmmakers convened a meeting to address issues raised by the Mohonk Conference and the publication of "The Independent Film Community". It was generally felt that the general public was unaware of the activities of the independent media community, and that national organizations, such as the AFI, did not address their concerns or needs. Conference attendance by 23 of the largest media centers; the conference was not representative of the field as a whole. It was perceived that national and unified actions were needed in order to represent the needs of media artists, emerging media institutions and the rapidly evolving film and video arts. Because the conference attendance did not represent the diversity of the field and was rather limited, national goals or a clear mission were not defined. A Steering Committee was formed which called the 1979 Minnewaska Conference. This committee represented the Rocky Mountain Film Center, the Northwest Film Study Center, the Bay Area Video Coalition, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Boston Film/Video Foundation and AIVF.

Richard Landry 1978

Richard Landry concert at Experimental Television Center. 5/4/78. An in-person concert performance by Landry

Richard Landry 1978

Richard Landry concert at Experimental Television Center. 5/4/78. An in-person concert performance by Landry

Steina Vasulka 1978

Steina Vasulka video exhibition at Experimental Television Center. 4/14/78

Texas Instruments 1978

Texas Instruments introduces TI 99/4 personal computer $1500

The Moving Image Statewide 1978

The Moving Image Statewide, programmed by John Minkowsky of Media Study/Buffalo. A Traveling exhibition distributed by Media Study/Buffalo. Sponsored by the University WIde Committee on the Arts. Included 13 tapes by Peter Campus, William Wegman, Bill Viola, Cara DeVito, Andy Mann, Joan Jonas, Woody and Steina Vasulka,.

Vancouver Art Gallery 1978

Montreal Tapes: Video as a Community or Political Tool at The Vancouver Art Gallery. Curator Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker. Interviews; Statements by Challenge for Change; Parallel Video Institute; Intercom Staellite Project; La Femme et Le Film; Videotron; Groupe d'Intervention Video; statements on videotapes exhibited in Quebec '75, organized by Normand Theriault.

Video and Television Documentary Festival 1978

Fourth Annual Video and Television Documentary Festival. May 28 - June 10, 1978. Organized by Global Village, Festival Director, and Barbara Mayfield, Julie Gustafson and Karen Mooney, Program Coordinators. Stevenson Palfim Andrew Kolker and Eddie Kurtz/NOVAC; Nancy Porter; Alan Esner and Jamie Newman; James Blue, Ed Hugetz and Brian Huberman; USER Video; Pamela Hill; Seabrook Video Collective; Laurie McDonald; Bob and Ingrid Wiegand; Man June Paik and Dimitri Devyatkin; Arthur Ginsberg; Maxi Cohen; William Berg; Leandra Strobing; Judy Graf Klein; Steven Schindler with Dan Klugherz, CHristine O'Sage, Jay Padroff and Douglas Scott; Manuel Carvalho; Maurice Bell; Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno; Allen Gordon; Susan Landry and Deborah Perlberg; Bill Hoare and Media Team; Carlos DeJesus; Bob and Nancy Thurber; Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation and the TV Lab at WNET; Perry Teasdale; Rachael Strickland and Elaine Negroponte; Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn; Don Widener; Alex Bennett and Media Ranch; Nicholas Stein; Gunilla Mallory Jones with Philip Mallory Jones. Exhibiton catalog.

Video Viewpoints 1978

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York City, for "Video Viewpoints" series, for video makers to screen and discuss their work

Videopolis 1978

Videopolis, Chicago, closes. Video/resource teaching center

WNET/13 1978

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds WNET/13, New York City, for premiere season of "Independent Focus" series

Word Star 1978

Word Star word processing program written by Rob Barnaby available for Intel 8080 Z 80 based CP/M-80 systems

Writer's Guild 1978

Writer's Guild, New York City, establishes a fellowship/mentor program with New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding

"New Work in Abstract Video Imagery" 1977

"New Work in Abstract Video Imagery", at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse. 12/1-1/2/77. Curated by Richard Simmons of the Everson Museum; available for travel. Photo by Carol Goss. Included work by Barbara Buckner, Carl Geiger; Carol Goss; Gary Hill; Ralph Hocking; Don McArthur; Joseph Scala; Patsy Scala; Steina Vasulka; Woody Vasulka; Walter Wright.

3rd Annual Ithaca Video Project Festival 1977

3rd Annual Ithaca Video Project Festival exhibition included work by Skip Blumberg; Tobe Carey; Gary Hill; John Orentlicher; the Vasulkas; Bill Viola. Exhibited at the Herbert Johnson Museum, Ithaca; Arnot Art Museum, Elmira; Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library. April - June 1977

5th International Video Exchange Directory 1977

5th International Video Exchange Directory published by Satellite Video Exchange Society. Daryl Lacey and Shawn Preus. Listings of 500 groups and individuals using small-format video. Includes information about standards for international tape exchanges, and a bibliography of publications. The publication was not sold.

Apple II 1977

Apple II introduced with game paddles and graphics/text interface to color display $1300 is first personal computer with color graphics

Arnie Zane 1977

Photography exhibition by Arnie Zane at Experimental Television Center

Art V 1977

Art V: A One-Day Symposium on Video in Buffalo at Albright Knox Art Gallery. Symposium to provide viewing of works; panel with Lyn Blumenthal; Kate Horsfield; Simone Forti; Hermine Freed; Gerald O'Grady; William Wegman. Event co-sponsored by the Albright-Knox and Hallwalls. Tape catalogs from Portable Channel and one assembled by the Museum including many upstate regional makers.

Artpark 1977

"Sylvanscapes" video installation by Laurie McDonald, member of Electron Movers, assisted by Michael Carr at Artpark, Lewiston, NY. From the catalog: "Phosphorescent chemicals were poured into three 100" lengths of clear flexible plastic tubing. The tubing was woven through the trees, rocks, and bushes of the Ames Theater trail, its light illuminating much of the surrounding areas and creating a delicate drawing through the woods. The next night the plastic tubing was placed in the Niagara River at a point of changing currents and numerous eddies and whirlpools. When the current went downstream, the phosphorescent lines would be pulled 10" below the surface of the water, diffusing the light. When the current flowed upstream, sections of the tubing surfaced and snaked around, sometimes combining clearly diffused light with designs from diffused light."

Artpark 1977

"LED Installation" video installation by Edward Tannenbaum, member of Electron Movers, at Artpark, Lewiston, NY. From the catalog: "300 light emitting diodes were constructed, cast in resin and attached to small batteries. The LED's were placed along cracks and crevices of the lower gorge trail, becoming visible at night before one's eyes became adjusted to the darkness."

Artpark 1977

"Video Trail" site-specific installation, Robert Jungels and Alan Powell and Laurie McDonald, members of Electron Movers, at Artpark, Lewiston, NY. Description from the catalog: "Six 23" monitors were buried in the woods along the Ames Theater trail so that only the screens were exposed, displaying images from the environment: close-ups of a tunnel spider and web, ripening berries, the sky seen through silhouttes of leaves, people walking, viewed from above."

Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers 1977

The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers organized a National Task Force on Public Broadcasting and on September 7-9, 1977 presented testimony to The Subcommittee on Communications, House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Comnmittee. AIVF was a rallying point for issues of independent makers on public television.

Astoria Motion Picture Foundation 1977

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Astoria Motion Picture Foundation to study development of programs for independent video and filmmakers and the general public. Astoria Motion Picture Foundation uses former motion picture studio in Queens.

Barbara London 1977

Barbara London becomes assistant curator in the Department of Film, Museum of Modern Art. Responsibilities include the permanent collection which holds over 400 titles; the as-yet unopened video study center; the newly launched circulating video library; Video Viewpoints, the on-going lecture series with in-person appearances by video artists.

Beryl Korot 1977

Beryl Korot presentation of Dachau 1974 at Experimental Television Center 5/4/77.

Center for Photography at Woodstock 1977

Founded in 1977, the Center for Photography at Woodstock provides services which include: darkroom, library, slide/video archives, permanent print collections, slide registry, classes, lectures, film/video screenings, workshops, gallery talks, internships, portfolio reviews.

Comodore Business Machines 1977

Comodore Business Machines introduces Pet 2001 computer includes 4 KB ram and tape drive for $600

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships 1977

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships for 1976-77. Vito Acconci, Juan Downey, Gerrit-Jan Frank, Christa Maiwald, Bill Marpet, Rita Myers, Tomiyo Sasaki, Ana Soares, Bill Viola. Panel: Jamie Caro, Ron Clark, Julia Heyward, Stefan Moore, Sherry Miller, Steina Vasulka.

Design in Electronic Arts 1977

Design in Electronic Arts conference at Media/Study Buffalo. 3/10-13/77. Presentations by Charles Csuri; Tom DeFanti; Dan Sandin; Phil Morton; Ken Knowlton; Laurie Spiegel; Sonia Sheridan; John Whitney; Stan Vanderbeek; Tom DeWitt; Walter Wright; Don McArthur; Bill Etra; Woody Vasulka. Performances by Gordon Mumma; Alvin Lucier; David Behrman; Robert Ashley. Curated by John Minkowsky.

Division of Communications Arts 1977

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Film, Literature and Media programs are grouped into a new Administrative Division of Communications Arts

Documenta 6 1977

Fridericianum Museum, Germany, "Documenta 6"

Electronic Arts at Media/Study Buffalo 1977

Electronic Arts at Media/Study Buffalo. Presentations by Ralph Hocking, Don McArthur, Peer Bode, Meryl Blackman and Walter Wright of the Experimental Television Center at Media Study/Buffalo; curated by John Minkowsky. October 1977.

Electronic Arts at Media/Study Buffalo 1977

Electronic Arts at Media/Study Buffalo. Presentations by Ralph Hocking, Don McArthur, Peer Bode, Meryl Blackman and Walter Wright of the ETC at Media Study/Buffalo; curated by John Minkowsky. October 1977.

Film Program 1977

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Film Program expands and formalizes film production funding

Gary Hill 1977

Sound Construction with Gary Hill. A sound workshop conducted by Gary Hill at Experimental Television Center 3/17-18/77

Hallwalls 1977

Hallwalls, Buffalo, receives first time New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds for video exhibition and documentation of arts events

Harald Bode 1977

Harald Bode developed Bode Vocoder

Independent Documentary Fund 1977

The Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts created the Independent Documentary Fund at WNET-Channel 13 in New York in 1977

Media Arts Program 1977

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Washington, D.C., Public Media Program becomes Media Arts Program

Media Center for Children 1977

Media Center for Children, New York City, under direction of Maureen Gaffney, receives New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds to research and train teachers, librarians and museum staff in ways to use independent films with young audiences

Media Equipment Resource Center (MERC) 1977

Media Equipment Resource Center (MERC), New York City, reorganizes as access service with TV studio, equipment loan and post-production divisions

New Work in Abstract Video Imagery 1977

"New Work in Abstract Video Imagery", at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse. 12/1-1/2/77. Curated by Richard Simmons of the Everson Museum; available for travel. Photo by Carol Goss. Included work by Drew Browning, Barbara Buckner, Tom DeFanti, Gary Demos, Bill Etra, Rod Fountain, Carl Geiger, Carol Goss, Ernest Gusella, Ron Hays, Gary Hill, Ralph Hocking, J.D. Jarvis, Paul Jenewein, Paula Kim, Fred Kessler, Ken Knowlton, Mary Lucier, Don McArthur, Phil Morton, Ronald Nameth, Paul Ott, Nam June Paik, Judson Rosebush, Michael Rothbard, Dan Sandin, Joseph Scala, Patsy Scala, Lillian Schwartz, Skip Sweeney, Barbara Sykes, Aldo Tambellini, Bob Tavis, Stan Van Der Beek, Peter Van Riper, Steina Vasulka, Woody Vasulka, Jane Wright, Walter Wright . Traveled to Flint Institute (MI), Tweed Museum (MN)

Open Stacks: Video 1977

"Open Stacks: Video". Massachusetts: Williamstown College Museum of Art.

Radio Shack 1977

Radio Shack introduces TRS-80 $600 using Z80 CPU, 4 KB RAM, b&w display

Southland Video Anthology 1977

Southland Video Anthology 1976-77 exhibition at Long Beach Museum of Art; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse. Curator: David Ross. Included work by John Sturgeon.

T.P. Video Space Troupe 1977

T.P. Video Space Troupe, New York City, founded by Shirley Clarke disbands

The Independent Film Community 1977

The Independent Film Community published. This report was generated by the Mohonk Conference. The report suggested that there were common areas of concern shared by all media centers; these included issues of visibility, funding, communications and publication of efforts and programs. National leadership wasidentified as a shared need; advocacy on a national level and public education about the activities of all media centers, including the "alternative" centers, was important to advancement of the field.

The MERC Directory 1977

Publication of The MERC Directory: A Listing of Independently Produced Film and Video Work Available for Distribution by Young Filmakers/Video Arts

Top Value Television (TVTV) 1977

Top Value Television (TVTV), San Francisco, founded; Independent documentary production group disbands

TV Tightrope 1977

"TV Tightrope" video installation by Dennis Hlynsky, member of Electron Movers, at Artpark, Lewiston, NY. From the catalog: "Using the television console as a tightrope performed, a 25" Setchel-Carelson television is suspended over the upper gorge trail with the Niagara power plant as a backdrop."

Woodstock Community Video 1977

Woodstock Community Video's, Woodstock, New York, presents Woodstock Video Expovision, at the Arnolfini Arts Center October 7-9, 1977. Events included The TV Commercial: Is it Art? by Bruce Kurtz; Public Television and Video Art, by Betsy Connors; Video Art and the Art Critic by John Orentlicher, Gary Hill, Ernest Gusella; West Coast Video; The Police Tapes by Susan and Alan Raymond.

Young Filmakers 1977

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) supports Young Filmakers, New York City, to publish the MERC Directory of Independently Produced Media Work by New York State artists

"Video and Television Review" begins 1976

On February 7, 1976 the Television Laboratory at WNET/Channel 13 of NYC began "Video and Television Review", the weekly presentation of a series of experimental programs made by independent artists and producers or by the artists in residence at the WNET TV Lab and WGBH/Boston's Experimental Workshop as well as other experimental centers. Most of the programs which were aired, including interviews with artists by host Russell Connor, were made available from Electronic Arts Intermix. The series was conceived by David Loxton. Artists included TVTV (excerpts from Gerlad Ford's America, Lord of the UNiverse and Four More Years), Ian Hugo (Transcending), Ed Emschwiller (Crossings and Meetings and Scape-Mates), John Reilly and Stefan Moore (The Irish Tapes), Skip Sweeney (Ocean), Andy Mann (All Across Boston), Peter Campus (Three Transitions and Set of Coincidence), Downtown Community Television Center (a profile of DCTV), Nam June Paik (Global Groove), Arthur Ginsberg and Video Free America (The COntinuing Story of Carel and Ferd), Tom DeWitt (Cathode Ray Theater), Cara DeVito (Ama L'Uomo Tuo), and makers in the schools.

"Video: State of the Art" 1976

Johanna Gill authors "Video: State of the Art", concerning video activities in NYS and the US. Published by The Rockefeller Foundation

Apple I 1976

Apple I introduced by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs

Artists Television Network 1976

Artists Television Network, founded by Jaime Davidovich, for production and cablecasting of artists' work

Artists' TV Lab 1976

Woodstock Community Video's, Artists' TV Lab in Woodstock, New York, moves to Rhinebeck, New York

Cloud Music 1976

Cloud Music at Experimental Television Center. Live presentation by Bob Watts, Bob Diamond and David Behrman at ETC. 6/26-27/76

Cloud Music 1976

Bob Diamond with Cloud Music exhibition at ETC, 6/26-27/76. From Ars Electronica catalog, Video Pioneers, curated by Woody and Steina Vasulka; participation by ETC and Ralph Hocking.ETC supplied many early devices, and assisted with public interfaces; reprint of equipment manual written by Sherry Miller Hocking and Rich Brewster.

Cloud Music 1976

Cloud Music at Experimental Television Center. Live presentation by Bob Watts, Bob Diamond and David Behrman at ETC. 6/26-27/76

Computer Animation System 1976

Computer Animation System using GRASS. Support from the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, Sloan Foundation, Graham Foundation, National Endowmen for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council and Victor General Corporation. Dan Sandin and Tom DeFanti.

Couple 513 1976

Couple 513 was a live video and dance performance at the Everson Museum of Art , May 21-23, 1976. Performers were Lois Welk and Arnie Zane of the American Dance Asylum. Video was performed by Meryl Blackman and Peer Bode, and the Experimental Television Center.

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships 1976

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships for 1975-76. Elaine Baley, Skip Blumberg, Peer Bode, Bart Friedman, Julia Heyward, Philip Mallory Jones, Beryl Korot, Shigeko Kubota, Michael Marton, Ira Schneider. Panel: Louise Etra, Ralph Hocking, Richard Landry, Polly McLean, David Sasser, William Wegman.

Digitally recorded videotape 1976

First digitally recorded videotape pictures demonstrated in Britain.

Electron Movers 1976

Electron Movers studio was located at 128 N Main Street in Providence, RI. The studio was housed in a 5,000 ft. loft space in the Fain Carpet Building

Electronic Image Making 1976

Electronic Image Making - Ed Melnik. Catalog and biography with photo of Experimental Television Center studio where Melnik worked. Also associated with Media Study/Buffalo. 1

Email 1976

Queen Elisabeth II sends email

Eric Siegel 1976

Processing Chrominance Synthesiser Model 100 designed by Eric Siegel and distributed by Siegel Electronics, Brooklyn 1976

Everson Video 1975 1976

Everson Video 1975. Judson Rosebush, catalog editor. Included Ant Farm; Community Video/CAST; David Cort; Dance Media; Dimitri Devyatkin; Electron Movers; Dieter Froese; Beryl Korot; Shigeko Kubota; Andy Mann; Paul Ott and Fred Kessler; Peter Van Riper; Bill Viola.

Extended Images 1976

Extended Images, an exhibition of the works of Bart Robbett, curated by John Minkowsky for Media Study/Buffalo. December 2-15, 1976. Catalog essay by John Minkowsky. The exhibition traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, October 28-November 6, 1977

Independent Creative Artists Project 1976

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Independent Creative Artists Project (ICAP), under direction of Kitty Morgan, to help independents market work on cable

Information, Works and Activities 1976

Information, Works and Activities exhibition by the Experimental Television Center at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse November 6-28, 1976. Installations, systems demonstrations and lecture presentations, performances, continuous tape screening. Peer Bode (Untitled Activity installation; Synthesis workshop and lecture), Ralph Hocking (Frames and Work for Round Screen TV installations), David Jones (installation of Jones Video Synthesizer), Don McArthur (Computer Controlled Systems Graphics installation and lectures), Evangelos Dousmanis and Melanie Salzberg (multimedia portrait of Alfred Skerritt), Meryl Blackman (Three Pillars and Meeting in Space installations), Sherry Miller (Circle Cycle installation), Walter Wright (Three Channel Piece installation and Synthesis workshops and lectures, and Illuminations performance), Neil Zusman (Act Requiring Maintenance installation), Jane Wright (Sunsets installation). Videotapes produced at the Center; program curated by Peer Bode and Sherry Miller. Artists included by Meryl Blackman, Peer Bode, Walter Wright, Jean Pierre Boyer, Peter Diana, Evangelos Dounsanis, Barbara Cieslicki, Gary Hill, Don McArthur, Neil Murphy, Susan...

International Public Television Screening 1976

Input, International Public Television Screening, instituted at a meeting organized by the Rockefeller Foundation and CIRCOM, International Co-operative for Research and Action in Communication. Recognized need for exchange of cultural programs among nations.

JVC 1976

JVC introduced VHS format, in competition with Sony Betamax system.

KQED-TV 1976

KQED-TV, San Francisco, National Center for Experiments in Television (NCET) ends

Media Study/Buffalo 1976

Media Study/Buffalo "An Evening with Ralph Hocking"

Movements for Video Dance and Music 1976

Movements for Video Dance and Music at the Herbert F Johnson Museum, Ithaca.. performance with Peer Bode, Meryl Blackman, Bill Jones and Arnie Zane. Support from the Experimental Television Center.

Movements for Video Dance and Music 1976

Movements for Video Dance and Music at the Herbert F Johnson Museum, Ithaca.. performance with Peer Bode, Meryl Blackman, Bill Jones and Arnie Zane. Support from the Experimental Television Center.

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) 1976

Direct support of film production continues to grow despite New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) 6.9 million dollar budget reduction

Open Channel 1976

Open Channel, New York, organization ends

Pantomation 1976

Construction of the Pantomation system began in November 1976 at Electronic Body Arts, Albany.

Survival Arts Media Visiting Artists 1976

Survival Arts Media Visiting Artists, 1976. Survival Arsts Media Visiting Artists Workshop schedule, co-sponsored by SAM, Howard Gutstadt and Molly Hughes, and the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library with assistance from Jean Haynes. Presentations by Lanesville TV; Bill Jungles; Jane Aaron; Walter Wright; Ernest Gusella.

Synergism 1976

Synergism, a travelling performance collaboration between Woodstock Community Video and Experimental Television Center. 1975 and 1976.. performance by Tobe Carey, Gary Hill, Sara Cook, Ken Marsh and Walter Wright. Use of image processors and synthesizers.

Synergism 1976

Synergism performance at ETC. Synergism performance at ETC. 3/23/76. With Gary Hill and Walter Wright. Use of Paik/Abe Video Synthesizer, Jones devices.

The Dreme Style of Michael Butler 1976

The Dreme Style of Michael Butler exhibition at the Everson Museum, Syracuse. 2/27-4/11/76. Video, costumes, photographs, drawings. Video produced at Experimental Television Center.

The Dreme-Style 1976

The Dreme-Style Michael L.V. Butler and His Circle at Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse. Included exhibition of video work produced at Experimental Television Center. Catalog editor: Michael L.V. Butler

Women's Video Festival 1976

Women's Video Festival at The Kitchen, September 28-October 14, 1976, co-sponsored by Women's Interart Center. Festival Co-ordinators - Susan Milano, Shridar Bapat and Patti Hazan. Kitchen Directors: Shridar Bapat, Jim Burton, Bob Stearns. Jane Aaron, Susan Amon, Wendy Appel, ArtDOC/NY, Varerie Bouvier, Nancy Cain, Doris Chase, Maxi Cohen, Victoria Costello, Louise Denver, Cara DeVito, Louise Etra, Dudley Evanson, Estelle Farber, Linda Gibson, Marisa Gioffre, Jenny Goldberg, Cynthia Grey, International Video letters, Shigeko Kubota, Pat Lehman, Lesbians Organized for Video Experience, Mary Lucier, Eva Maier, Laurie McDonald, Susan Milano, Susan Mogul, Tirzah Mutrux and Madge Stewart Willner, CHristina Noschese with Marisa Gioffre and Valerie Bouvier, Optic Nerve, Marcia Rock, Lynda Rodolitz, Ulrike Rosenbach, Santa Cruz Women's Media Collective, Tomiyo Sasaki, Rochelle Shulman, Spectra Feminist Media, Steina Vasulka, Carol Vontobel, Madge Stewart Willner, Susan Wolfson. Catalog.

Z80 1976

Z80 introduced by Zilog, a 2.5 MHz 8 bit microprocessor whose instruction set supercedes the Intel 8080

"Video Maze" 1975

"Video Maze" an exhibition of closed-circuit electronic sculpture by Electron Movers, at the Everson Museum of Art, September 26 - October 22, 1975. Curated by Richard Simmons. From the Press Release of the Everson Museum: The exhibition is described as participatory electronic sculpture and will utilize the museum goer in its many compositions and 'games'. The group's main concern is to establish and explore the realm of the electronic arts. There is great emphasis placed on the learning processed and perceptual development within the group and in certain pieces that the group executes. They are not concerned with established narrative formats of the communications media, but are trying to explore the intersections of many disciplines. Video is eclectic in nature - video is a combination of many modes of operation from other media. It even takes on the appearance of other aesthetics. Video can 'look like' drawing, painting, sculpture and film and it is all of these things. The potential of the video camera is the potential of the paint brush. The group of siz artists, Robert and Dorothy Jungels, Laurie McDonals, Alan Powell, Dennis Hlynsky and Ed Tannenbaum came together from...

12th Annual Avant Garde Festival 1975

12th Annual Avant Garde Festival held at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, Saturday September 27, 1975. Festival Director - Charlotte Morman. Video Program Director - Shridar Bapat. 12 hour continuous program of videotapes.

ARPANET 1975

first mailing list created by ARPANET. Frst popular list was devoted to science fiction. First all-inclusive email program developed (reply, forward etc)

Arte de Video 1975

Arte de Video exhibition at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas. Artists include Ralph Hocking, Woody and Steina Vasulka; Walter Wright.

BASIC 1975

Paul Allen and Bill Gates license BASIC first used on the Altair, Microsoft founded.

Bicentennial Film Project 1975

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) receives National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) matching funds for the "Bicentennial Film Project," providing funds for films on the arts and cultural life of New York State. Projects included Ken Burns's "Brooklyn Bridge," Barbara Kopple's "Harlan County, U.S.A.," and Claudia Weill's "Girlfriends."

Byte Magazine 1975

Byte Magazine published

Camera News 1975

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Camera News, New York City, for independent film productions and a Third World film series

computer as image generator and control system 1975

Dr. Don McArthur, Walter Wright, Paul Davis, Ralph Hocking, David Jones propose the use of a computer as image generator and control system.

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowship 1975

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships for 1974-75. Wendy Apel, Jeff Byrd and Jacque Cook, Ned Bobkoff, Stephen DeVita, Bill Gwin, Joan Jonas, Lewis Lusardi, Stefan Moore, Edin Velez, Jaime Davidovich. Panel: Peter Campus, Jean-Pierre Boyer, Sami Klein, Susan Milano, Phillip Mallory Jones.

Dave Jones 1975

Jones Grey Level Keyers, Oscillator Bank and Multi Input Sequencer are available through the Artist in Residence Program at the Experimental Television Center. Devices designed by David Jones; construction and documentation by Rich Brewster.

Everson Video 75. 1975

Everson Video 75. Curated for the Everson Museum of Art by Richard Simmons. Catalog edited by Judson Rosebush. Works by Ant Farm, CAST, David Cort, Dance Media, Dimitri Devyatkin, Dieter Frose, Electron Movers, Beryl Korot, Shigeko Kubota, Andy Mann, Paul Ott and Fred Kessler, Peter Van Riper and Bill Viola.

Exprmntl 5 1975

Exprmntl 5: Fifth International Experimental Film Competition. Catalog and program. Video environments by Walter Wright (Experimental Television Center); Woody and Steina Vasulka ( University of Buffalo); David Cort; Tom DeWitt, Tony Conrad. Catalog essay by Seth Feldman; catalog prepared by Media Study/Buffalo.

Foundation for Independent Video and Film 1975

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Foundation for Independent Video and Film (FIVF), New York City, for screenings, workshops and publication of a newsletter, Ed Lunch, first director

Intermedia Art Center (IMAC) 1975

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Intermedia Art Center (IMAC), Bayville, under direction of Michael Rothbard, for a media equipment center. Others associated: Norman Pollack

International Festival of Women's Films 1975

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds first International Festival of Women's Films, New York City. Funds for film exhibition.

Land Truth Circus 1975

Land Truth Circus, San Francisco, experimental video collective renamed Truthco in 1972 becomes T.R. Uthco

Luminous Realities 1975

Luminous Realities 1975. Exhibition included David Cort; Tony Conrad; Douglas Davis; Anthony McCall; Nam June Paik; Paul Sharits; Jud Yalkut.

Museum of Modern Art 1975

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York City, for "Cineprobe" film exhibition series. Funds are for filmmakers to screen and discuss their work.

New Community Cinema 1975

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds New Community Cinema, Huntington, for year-round international film screenings; under direction of Charlotte Sky and Victor Skolnick

Nuts and Volts 1975

Nuts and Volts conference 5/5-5/7/75. . sponsored by Media Study/Buffalo and the Center for Media Study at University of Buffalo. presentations by Ton Constanten; Harald Bode; Steve Rutt; Steina Vasulka and Woody Vasulka; Arnold Dreyblatt; Robert Moog; Lajaren Hiller and John Myhill. Concerts by Joel Chadabe; Judith Martin; Freida Schrott; and the Buffalo String Quartet; Pat Feldballe and Walter Gajewski; Martin Kalve and Friends. Video presentations by Ralph Hocking; Walter Wright; Don McArthur; Jean- Pierre Boyer

Nuts and Volts 1975

Nuts and Volts conference 5/5-5/7/75. Sponsored by Media Study/Buffalo and the Center for Media Study at U of Buffalo. presentations by Ton Constanten; Harald Bode; Steve Rutt; Steina Vasulka and Woody Vasulka; Arnold Dreyblatt; Robert Moog; Lajaren Hiller and John Myhill. Concerts by Joel Chadabe; Judith Martin; Freida Schrott; and the Buffalo String Quartet; Pat Feldballe and Walter Gajewski; Martin Kalve and Friends. Video presentations by Ralph Hocking; Walter Wright; Don McArthur; Jean- Pierre Boyer

Pacifica Radio/WBAI 1975

Pacifica Radio/WBAI, New York City, funded by New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for experimental audio programming

Siegel Video Systems 1975

Siegel Video Systems Processing Chrominence Synthesizer is available and distributed by Siegel-Ferraro Electronics.

Sony 1975

Sony introduces Betamax, a consumer format for home use; marketed primarily to record off-the-air programming

Sony 1975

Sony Betamax video recording format

Southland Video Anthology 1975

Southland Video Anthology 1975 exhibition at Long Beach Museum of Art. Curator: David Ross. History of video in Southern California. David Ross, Deputy Director Film/Television.

Techno-Conference 1975

Techno-Conference held at Lanesville TV, October 10-11, 1975. Participants: Carl Geiger (Innervision), Kevin Kenney (Media Equipment Resource Center), Chuck Heuer (Portable Channel), Chuck Kennedy (Lanesville TV), Don McArthur (Experimental Television Center), Dave Jones (Experimental Television Center), Parry Teasdale (Lanesville TV), Ken Jesser (Media Study/Buffalo), Bill Claghorn (Adwar Video Corporation), Paul Lamarre (Textronix). Agenda items included microprocessor systems, equipment insurance, super 8, new circuits, and discussion of future telephone conferences.

Tele-Techno Phone Conferences 1975

Tele-Techno Phone Conferences, coordinated by Lanesville TV. A regularly scheduled series of telephone conferences to discuss technical issues. Objective was to share information concerning technical problems, repairs and modifications to 1/2" video recording technology, and computer/video interfaces, and to discuss ways that media centers could work together to solve equipment access and repari problems. Participants included Carl Geiger (Innervision), Kevin Kenney (Media Equipment Resource Center), Chuck Heuer (Portable Channel), Chuck Kennedy (Lanesville TV), Don McArthur (Experimental Television Center), Dave Jones (Experimental Television Center), Parry Teasdale (Lanesville TV), Ken Jesser (Intermedia Art Center). First conference call on May 15, 1975.

The Kitchen 1975

Performance at The Kitchen by Walter Wright.. 1/21-24/75. With Paik-Abe Video Synthesizer and support from Experimental Television Center.

The Kitchen "Hocking and The Vasulkas" 1975

The Kitchen "Hocking and The Vasulkas". Exhibition of media installations, videotapes and photographs by Ralph Hocking, WOody and Steina Vasulka.

The Whitney Museum Biennial 1975

The Whitney Museum Biennial has a comprehensive selection of video. Afterimage May 1983

USENET 1975

USENET established,. Packet radio experiments. Computer science departments established at academic institutions 1975 - 1979

Video and Dancing in Binghamton 1975

Video and Dancing in Binghamton performance sponsored by Experimental Television Center and The American Dance Asylum, with Bill Jones, Lois Welk and Arnie Zane. 2/21-22/75. Video by Meryl Blackman, Peer Bode

Video and Education in New York Sate Art Museums 1975

Video and Education in New York Sate Art Museums - A two day conference Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Cornell University Ithaca, New York In April 1975, Cornell University's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, with a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, held a two day conference on video and education in New York State Art Museums. Attendees included representatives from the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo; American Crafts Council, New York City; Arnot Art Museum, Elmira; Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn; The Bronx Museum, Bronx; Cable Arts Foundation, New York City; The Depot, Yuma, Arizona; Elmira Public Schools, Elmira; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse; Gallery Association, Norwich; The Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University Art Collection, New York City; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City; Harpur College, Binghamton; Hartwick College, Oneonta; Heckscher Museum, Fredonia; The Hudson River Museum at Yonkers, Inc., Yonkers; Ithaca Video Project, Ithaca; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca; Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica; The Museum of...

Video Resources in New York State 1975

Video Resources in New York State published by the Media Bureau, administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts and funded by the New York State Council on the Arts. An early nformation resource for the field and the general public. Categorized resources in 6 regions in the State, by type of activity: community facility, broadcast television, cable, museums, libraries, college, schools and Boces.

Whitney Museum of American Art 1975

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, for "Projected Video" exhibition

Whitney Museum of American Art 1975

Video becomes regular part of Whitney Museum of American Art's programs, New York City, under the direction of John Hanhardt

WNET/13 1975

WNET/13, New York City, funded by New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for a new independent video series, "Video/Television Review" (VTR)

Woodstock Video Expovision 1975

Woodstock Community Video's, Woodstock, New York, presents the first Woodstock Video Expovision, August 1975, over a five day period. It consisted of tape showings of 50 NYS video makers, a video synthesizer demonstration, an electronic media performance with dance, a presentation by Earthscore Foundation on ecological and behavioral philosophies of media, a video environment by artists of Media Bus, and a panel discussion of issues related to the medium with such participants as Gerd Stern of Intermedia Systems, Barbara London of the Museum of Modern Art, and John Godfrey of WNET's Experimental TV Lab.

"Open Circuits" 1974

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) supports "Open Circuits: An International Conference on the Future of Television," held at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York City. The Conference brings together curators, artists and critics to share ideas and models of production, distribution and exhibition of video art. Proceedings were published in The New Television: A Public/Private Art by the MIT Press (1977).

Altair 1974

Altair 8800 computer announced in kit form for $439

American Federation of Arts 1974

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds independent film tours at American Federation of Arts, New York City

Astral Projections: A Polyfusion of Media 1974

Astral Projections: A Polyfusion of Media, catalog of exhibition produced by Howard Gutstadt and Mollie Hughes of Survival Arts Media and published by Visual Studies Workshop. Catalog undated. Fri& Sat. 9/20 & 21, 1974. Participants of event : Survival Arts Media (Howard Gutstadt, Mollie Hughes, Danny Bucciano, Pierre Jouchmans); ZBS Media (Bob Bielecki, Pat Anderson); Media Bus (Skip Blumberg, Nancy Cain, Bart Friedman); Portable Channel (Chuck Heuer, Sandy Rockowitz, Bonnie Klein, John Camelio); Visual Studies Workshop; (Laddy Kite, Howard Spector, Jeremy Ross, Andre Strong, Ron Kohn, Art Hynes); Synapse (Carl Geiger, Paul Dowerty, Bobby Burns, Lance Wisniewski). The live video and music performance was created live on 2 evenings at at the Strasenburgh Planetarium in Rochester. Audience of 1500. Survival Arts Media worked with Central Maine Power in a live collaborative performance utilizing video and audio synthesis and music by Central Maine Power. There were several concerts in New York City, as well as work with the Paik/Abe Video Synthesizer at the Experimental Television Center through the Artist in Residence Program; concerts were also presented at Synapse....

Circuit: A Video Invitational 1974

Circuit: A Video Invitational exhibition at School of The Museum of Fine Arts Gallery, Boston. 1/7-2/3/74.

Circuit: A Video Invitational 1974

Circuit: A Video Invitational exhibition at School of The Museum of Fine Arts Gallery, Boston. 1/7-2/3/74.

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships 1974

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships for 1973-74. William Creston, Ron Dubren, Tom DeWitt, Bruce Fergerson, Janet Goldberg, Ernest Gusella, Susan Milano, Nina Sobel, Bill Stephens, Wolfgang Stoerchle. Panel: Elaine Baly, Shridar Bapat, Beryl Korot, Nam June Paik, Alphonse Schilling, Keiko Tsuno.

Earthscore Foundation 1974

Earthscore Foundation. NYC and New Paltz. Paul Ryan, Bob Schuler, Steven Kolpan. Based on triadic relationship concents. For a full description, see Cybernetics of the Sacred by Paul Ryan.

Educational Communication Centers and the Television Arts 1974

Educational Communication Centers and the Television Arts, conference at SUNY Albany. November 21-22, 1974. Coordinator, Gerald O'Grandy of Center for Media Study at SUNY Buffalo. The purpose was to present the latest developments in the video arts and related technology, to suggest ways in which the communication centers can serve developing media artists in their own campuses, and to indicate ways the centers can stimulate media activities in the arts and humanities. Presenters included O'Grady, Steina Vasulka (Center for Media Study, U of Buffalo, Tom DeWitt, Paul Kaufman (NCET at KQED), Fred Barzyk (Television Workshop at WGBH), David Loxton (TV Lab at WNET), Ed Emshwiller, Joel Chadabe (SUNY Albany), Ralph Hocking (Binghamton U and Experimental Television Center), Walter Wright (Experimental Television Center demonstration of Paik/Abe Video Synthesizer), John Roy (U of Massachusetts), Woody Vasulka, Russell Connor 9Cable Arts Foundation), Lance Wisniewski (Synapse), Carl Geiger (Innervision), Peter Bradley (NYS Council on the Arts), Lydia Silman (NYS Council on the Arts), DA Pennybaker, Gerd Stern (Intermedia Systems Corp).

Electronic Arts Intermix 1974

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds independent video distribution at Electronic Arts Intermix, New York City

Everson Museum 1974

"Circuit: A Video Invitational," Everson Museum, Syracuse; curated by David Ross; traveling exhibition of videotapes by over sixty-five artists,. Travels to Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Kˆlnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, West Germany; and Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina

Exprmntl 5 1974

Exprmntl 5: Fifth International Experimental Film Competition. Catalog and program. Video environments by Walter Wright (Experimental Television Center); Woody and Steina Vasulka ( University of Buffalo); David Cort; Tom DeWitt, Tony Conrad. Catalog essay by Seth Feldman; catalog prepared by Media Study/Buffalo.

First Ithaca Video Festival 1974

First Ithaca Video Festival. Forty entries; 7 selected for exhibition. The Festival was one of the first regular travelling exhibitions of video work in the US.

Intel 1974

Intel releases 8080 chip 64 KB of memory, 2 MHz chip

Jones Four Channel Colorizer 1974

Jones Four Channel Colorizer, designed by David Jones, is made available through the Artist in Residence Program at the Experimental Television Center.

L'Image Electronique 1974

L'Image Electronique at Studio du Musee d'art contemporain, Montreal. Conference publication. Text by Jean Pierre Boyer. Biographies of Walter Wright; Woody and Steina Vasulka. In French

Museum of Modern Art 1974

Museum of Modern Art established video department.

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) 1974

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) increases support directed to film and video production by $891,000, overall budget increases $19,356,900

The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers 1974

The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, a membership organization to further the interests of these producers was founded in 1974 with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts

The Videofreex 1974

The Videofreex produce The Spaghetti City Video Manual, published by Praeger. The Spaghetti City Video Manual is a practical handbook on video production.

Time-base correctors 1974

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds six public television stations to purchase time-base correctors. Time-base correctors enable public television stations to prepare nonbroadcast quality tapes for broadcast.

University-Wide Celebration of the Arts 1974

April 26-29, 1974 at State University of New York College at Fredonia. "University-Wide Celebration of the Arts". Participation by Film and Video Departments of the SUNY system. Included demonstration of the Paik Abe Video Synthesizer by Ralph Hocking of the Experimental Television Center and Binghamton University.

Videa 'n' Videology 1974

Videa 'n' Videology: Nam June Paik (1959-1973) at Everson Museum of Art and Galeria Bonino, NYC, 1974. Catalog forward by James Harithas; reprints of Paik letters, notes, essays; photos. Catalog editor: Judson Rosebush

Video and the Art Museum 1974

Video and the Art Museum, April 4-6, 1974. A three-day workshop and seminar at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse. Supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation. Included art presentations by William Wegman, Phil Niblock (film retrospectives), Frank Gilette, Walter Wright (Paik/Abe Synthesizer installation and demonstration, Experimental Television Center), Juan Downey (Video Trans America) and on-going tape screenings of Circuit: A Video Invitational and works by Andy Mann (Video Matrix), Ira Schneider (Manhattan is an Island), Nam June Paik (TV Garden and Video Buddha), Peter Campus (Closed Circuit Video). Other presentations included Video and the Art Museum, The Museum as Producer of Educational Programming, Cable TV and the Prospect for Museum Interaction, The Range of Creative Expression in Video, Funding for Video in the Museum, Aesthetics of Video: A Critical Overview amd seminars in portapack training, and a production seminar at Synapse.

Video Tapes Kolnischer Kunstverein 1974

Video Tapes Kolnischer Kunstverein. Introduction by Wulf Herzogenrath. Exhibition included Vito Acconci, Eleanor Antin, Robert Arn, David Attwood, John Baldessari, Stephan Beck, Lynda Benglis, Chris Burden, Doug Davis, Peter Campus, Frank Cavastani, Laura Cavastani, Ken Dominick, Juan Downey, Ed Emshwiller, Valie Export, Terry Fox, Hermine Freed, Frank Gillette, Joel Glassman, Ron Hays, Ralph Hocking, Nancy Holt, Rebecca Horn, Taka Iimura, Joan Jonas, Allan Kaprow, Beryl Korot and Ira Schneider, Stephan Kolpan, Paul Kos, Richard Landry, Shigeko Kubota, Les Levine, Andy Mann, Rita Myers, Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Nam June Paik, Otto Piene, Tony Ramos, Peter van Riper, Ulrike Rosenbach, Richard Serra, Willoughby Sharp, Eric Siegle, Keith Sonnier, Aldo Tambellini, Steina Vasulka, Woody Vasulka, Videofreex, Bill Viola, Wolf Vostell, William Wegman, Peter Weibel, Walter Wright, Jud Yalkut.

Visual Studies Workshop 1974

Visual Studies Workshop receives grant from New York State Council on the Arts Film Program for community film series, and for the Media Center.

Visual Studies Workshop 1974

Visual Studies Workshop receives grant from New York State Council on the Arts TV/Media Program for artists' fees and equipment for a media resource center.

Women/Artist/Filmmakers 1974

Women/Artist/Filmmakers, New York City is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to present and produce films and tapes

ZBS Foundation 1974

ZBS Foundation, Fort Edward, receives New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding for sound/audio art experiments

"1973 Biennial Exhibition" 1973

"1973 Biennial Exhibition," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; first inclusion of video in Biennial exhibition. Includes videotapes by seven artists and installation by Peter Campus

"Circuit: A Video Invitational" 1973

"Circuit: A Video Invitational," Everson Museum, Syracuse; curated by David Ross; traveling exhibition of videotapes by over sixty-five artists,. Travels to Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Kˆlnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, West Germany; and Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina

"Frank Gillette: Video Process and Meta-Process" 1973

"Frank Gillette: Video Process and Meta-Process," Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse. Videotapes and installations

"International Computer Arts Festival" 1973

"International Computer Arts Festival," The Kitchen at Mercer Arts Center, New York City; organzied by Dimitri Devyatkin. Included music, poetry, film and video

"Second Annual Video Arts Festival" 1973

The Kitchen "Second Annual Video Arts Festival"

Artists Videotape Distribution Service 1973

Howard Wise initiated the Artists Videotape Distribution Service at Electronic Arts Intermix.

Cooperstown TV is a Museum 1973

Cooperstown TV is a Museum video workshop by the Videofreex.. Book documents the video workshop "Cooperstown TV is a Museum" by the Videofreex in cooperation with the NYS Historical Association. Participants included: Lucy Kostelanetz, Ralph Hocking, Lydia Silman, Milo Stewart, David Cort, Nancy Cain, Skip Blumberg, Bart Friedman, Davidson Gigliotti, Parry Teasdale, Carol Vontobel, Ellie Bingham. Organizations included NYSCA, Museum of the City of NY, Renssalearville Historical Society, Northport High School, Brooklyn CHildren's Museum, NYS Historical Association, Videofreex, Binghamton University, Experimental TV Center.

Cornell Cinema 1973

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds film exhibition at Cornell Cinema, Ithaca. Funds for year-round film screenings. Directors have included Richard Herskowitz, Mary Fessenden

CP/M 1973

CP/M (Control Program/Monitor) operating system developed by Gary Kildall

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships 1973

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships for 1972-73. Nancy Cain, Joseph Chiara, Dimitri Devyatkin, Carl Geiger, John Keeler, Steven Kolpan, Joanna Milton, David Sasser, Brent Sharman, Barry Solomon, Lance Wisniewski. Panelists: Dean Evans, Phillip Mallory Jones, Ken Marsh, Maurice McClelland, Carole Zeitland.

DARPA 1973

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) initiated a research program to investigate techniques and technologies for interlinking packet networks of various kinds. The objective was to develop communication protocols which would allow networked computers to communicate transparently across multiple, linked packet networks. This was called the Internetting project and the system of networks which emerged from the research was known as the "Internet." The system of protocols which was developed over the course of this research effort became known as the TCP/IP Protocol Suite, after the two initial protocols developed: Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP).

David Cort 1973

David Cort was a visiting artist at Visual Studies Workshop

Electronic Arts Intermix 1973

Electronic Arts Intermix begins Artists Videotape Distribution Service

Electronic Body Arts 1973

Electronic Body Arts chartered. Founders were George Kindler, Phil Edelstein.

Filmmaker's Co-op 1973

First time New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Filmmaker's Co-op, New York City. Funds for film exhibition.

Frank Gillette: Video: Process and Meta-Process 1973

Frank Gillette: Video: Process and Meta-Process at Everson Museum, Syracuse. Organized by Jim Harithas; coordinated by Sandra Trop Blumberg and David Ross. Catalog editor: Judson Rosebush

Gay Video Workshop 1973

Gay Video Workshop held at Experimental Television Center 11/30-12/2/73. Organized by David Sasser, Queer Blue Light Gay Video Revolution. A public service project of the Creative Artists Public Service Program. This was "an intensive 3 day 1/2" videotape workshop for gay men and women from organizations all over the State. The focus of the workshop will be on minority uses of the public access channels of CATV systems in New York State." - David Sasser, letter to Ralph Hocking 9/23/73.

Gay Video Workshop 1973

Gay Video Workshop held at Experimental Television Center 11/30-12/2/72. Organized by David Sasser, Queer Blue Light Gay Video Revolution. A public service project of the Creative Artists Public Service Program. This was "an intensive 3 day 1/2" videotape workshop for gay men and women from organizations all over the State. The focus of the workshop will be on minority uses of the public access channels of CATV systems in New York State." - David Sasser, letter to Ralph Hocking 9/23/73.

George Brown 1973

George Brown develops Multi-Level Keyer.

Global Village 1973

Global Village, New York City, funded by New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for an annual documentrary video festival

Inconsecration of New Space 1973

Inconsecration of New Space, at the University of Illinois, January 23, 1973. Performers included Dan Sandin, Jim Wiseman and Philip Lee Morton. . The performance incorporated the Sandin Image Processor built by Dan Sandin, the Paik Abe Video Synthesizer built by Jim Wiseman at California Institute of Arts, as well as cameras, film and videotape.

Intel 1973

Intel 8008 kit offered for $565

James Blue 1973

James Blue, faculty of the Center for Media Study at the University of Buffalo, began a set of interviews with Frederick Wiseman, George Stoney, Donn Alan Pennebaker and Willard Van Dyke

John Simon Guggenheim Foundation 1973

John Simon Guggenheim Foundation awards first video fellowship

Media Center at Visual Studies Workshop 1973

Assistance from the Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts for costs associated with the Media Center at Visual Studies Workshop; and for visiting media artists.

Mohonk Conference 1973

Mohonk Conference, officially titled the Conference on Regional Development of Film Centers and Services, organized by the Museum of Modern Art and the Pacific Film Archives. A national conference held February 1973 at Mohonk, NY, attended by about 30 directors of regional media programs. About 33% of participants represented organizations which were not in existence at the time of the writing of the Stanford Report (1967). Most of the participants represented foundations, universities museums and governmental entities; the alternative spaces were not represented. Conference support from Rockefeller Foundation, the John and Mary Markle Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. The report "The Independent Film Community" was published in 1977.

Oral History of the Independent American Cinema 1973

Gerald O'Grady, Director of Center for Media Study at University of Buffalo, began the Oral History of the Independent American Cinema. Three filmmakers - Stan Brakhage, Peter Kubelka and Hollis Frampton - were invited to interview five fellow filmmakers.

Perception 1973

Perception, New York City, founded by Eric Siegel and Steina and Woody Vasulka; gourp of artists interested in alternative uses of video, disbands

Spaghetti City Video Manual 1973

Spaghetti City Video Manual by the Videofreex, published by Praeger, New York. Alternative equipment manual

Steve Rutt and Bill Etra 1973

Steve Rutt and Bill Etra develop Rutt/Etra scan processor

The Videola 1973

The Videola, designed by Don Hallock, was displayed at the San Francisco Museum of Art in September 1973. The exhibition included videotape exhibition of works by Don Hallock, William Gwin (Irving Bridge, with original music by Warner Jepson) and others, and live performance with Stephen Beck on the Direct Video Synthesizer and sound by Don Hallock on the Buchla Electric Music Box.

Time-base correctors 1973

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Rochester and Syracuse public television stations to purchase time-base correctors. Time-base correctors enable public television stations to prepare nonbroadcast quality tapes for broadcast.

Video Resources in New York State 1973

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) publishes reference guide, Video Resources in New York State

Visual Studies Workshop 1973

Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, establishes media center; begins production of Afterimage with coverage of video; director, Nathan Lyons; media center coordinators include Wayne Luke, Laddy Kite, Mona Jimenez, Arthur Tsuchiya, Nancy Norwood, Robert Doyle. Production facility with workshops and exhibitions

Visual Studies Workshop 1973

Visual Studies Workshop publishes Equipment access funded by New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester. For film.Cooperstown TV is a Museum, a document of a video workshop for historians and museum personnel conducted by the Video Freex Media-bus under the auspices of the New York State Historical Association.

White Ox 1973

First time New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) support to White Ox, Rochester, for film production equipment access and workshops

White Ox Films 1973

Co-sponsored videotape screening, organized by White Ox Films of Rochester and the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester. APril 1973. Jon Herrick, Director of Film Presentations at White Ox.

Whitney Museum Biennial 1973

1973 Whitney Museum Biennial included seven videotapes and one installation, selected by the curators of painting and sculpture

"Circuit: A Video Invitational" 1972

"Circuit: A Video Invitational". Syracuse, NY: Everson Museum of Art, exhibition catalog

"First Annual National Video Festival" 1972

"First Annual National Video Festival," Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Walker Art Center; organized by Tom Drysdale. Consists of workshops, screenings and panel discussion; participants include Peter Campus, Russell Connor, Ed Emshwiller, Nam June Paik, Barbara Rose, Ira Schneider, George Stoney, Aldo Tambellini and Gene Youngblood

"First St. Jude Invitational of Video Art" 1972

"First St. Jude Invitational of Video Art," de Saisset Gallery and Art Museum, University of Santa Clara, California; organized by David Ross. Works by John Baldessari, Lynda Benglis, George Bolling, Douglas Davis, Taka Iimura, Videofreex and William Wegman

"First Women's Video Festival" 1972

"First Women's Video Festival," The Kitchen at Mercer Arts Center, New York City; organized by Susan Milano. Includes work by Jackie Cassen, Maxi Cohen, Yoko Maruyama, Susan Milano, Queer Blue Light Video, Keiko Tsuno, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Women's Video Collective; and dance and performance by Judith Scott and Elsa Tambellini

"Music Image Workshop" 1972

"Music Image Workshop," WGBH-TV, Boston; Project by Ron Hays using Paik-Abe synthesizer to produce tapes relating to music and video imagery

"Ninth Annual New York Avant-Garde Festival" 1972

"Ninth Annual New York Avant-Garde Festival," Alexander Hamilton, Hudson Riverboat, New York; director, Charlotte Moorman. Includes special video projects by over fifteen artists

9th Annual Avant Garde Festival 1972

9th Annual Avant Garde Festival held abord the Alexander Hamilton Riverboat at South Street Seaport. Participants included Juan Downey, Frank Gillette, Andy Mann, Shigeko Kubota, Experimental Television Center, Nam June Paik (TV Bed) and many others.

Alan Powell 1972

"Dying Swan" live video performance by Alan Powell at Rhode Island School of Design

Alternate Media Center 1972

In 1972 George Stoney and Red Burns founded the Alternate Media Center in Tisch School of the Arts at NYU

Art Works on Television 1972

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Art Works on Television, New York City, for a facility at Automation House

Castelli-Sonnabend Videotapes and Films 1972

Castelli-Sonnabend Videotapes and Films, New York City, founded by Leo Castelli and Ileana Sonnabend; directors include Joyce Nereaux and Patricia Brundage. Videotape distribution service

Collaborations in Art, Science and Technology 1972

Collaborations in Art, Science and Technology, Ithaca. New York State Council on the Arts funding (20,000) to continue art and technology programs, cable productions and a multimedia poetry tour.

Creative Artists Public Service Program 1972

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships for 1971-72. Peter Campus, Cary Fisher, Davidson Gigliotti, Phillip Mallory Jones, Heinz Jouchmans, Ben Tatti, Keiko Tsuno. Panelists: Wendy Appel, Grayson Mattingly, Ed Rosenfeld, Gerd Stern, Steina Vasulka.

Dan Sandin 1972

Dan Sandin, Chicago, builds Image Processor, and eventually with Phil Morton, makes plans availble to artists

Double Helix 1972

Double Helix, St. Louis, founded. Media center with production and post-production facilities, audio/video workshops

Downtown Community Television 1972

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Downtown Community Television, founded by Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno, for workshops and media arts center in Chinatown

Downtown Community Television Center 1972

Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV), New York City, founded by Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno. Educational and production organization

Electronic Arts Intermix 1972

Electronic Arts Intermix establishes an editing/post-production facility

Electronic Arts Intermix 1972

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Electronic Arts Intermix, New York City for an editing facility

Everson Museum 1972

"The establishment here, of what I believe is the first video department and continuous video program at any public museum in the United States, in March 1972 came as a result of my early conversations with Nam June Paik, with Frank Gilette and later with the museum's curator of video arts, David Ross. Ross began planning the department roughly 6 months before it was actually established. It's basic idea was that of providing artists with access to the form. He went on to develop an exhibition format for video art, a small archive, a community oriented education program, and an initial plan for promoting the museum's participation in the cable TV system, to be established in Syracuse during the next few years. A substantial donation from the Rosamond Gifford Foundation provided the basic hardware for the Department". - James Harithas, catalog for Work from the Experimental Television Center, September 1972.

Everson Museum of Art 1972

Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman at Everson Museum of Art. January 18 - 23,  1972. Exhibition organized by James Harithas, Director. Technical assistance by Ralph Hocking and the Experimental Television Center. TV Cello, TV Glasses and the Paik Abe Video Synthesizer.

Everson Museum of Art 1972

"Douglas Davis: An Exhibition Inside and Outside the Museum," Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, with WCNY-TV. An exhibition with live telecast, "Talk Out!"

Everson Museum of Art 1972

"Nam June Paik," Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse; Tapes, installations and performances with Charlotte Moorman

Experimental Television Center 1972

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Experimental Television Center to develop Paik-Abe video synthesizer. First system placed at the TV Lab at WNET; second system placed at the Center for the Residency Program.

Fifi Corday Productions 1972

Fifi Corday Productions, New York, founded by Carlota Schoolman . Organization to assist artists' production. Schoolman worked with artists such as Richard Serra, Mimi Gerard, Dickie Landry, Trisha Brown, Robert Ashley.

Frank Gillette 1972

Between Paradigms: The Mood and its Purpose by Frank Gillette published by Gordon and Breach, New York

Intel 1972

Intel introduces first commercial 8 bit microprocessor with 16 KB of memory

Isolated Community Program 1972

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Isolated Community Program funds Genesee Region Video Journal for a cable project

Ithaca Video Project 1972

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Ithaca Video Project, under direction of Philip Mallory Jones and Fred Mangones, for workshops and video equipment access

Land Truth Circus 1972

Land Truth Circus, San Francisco, experimental video collective renamed Truthco

Media Access Center 1972

"Media Access Center," Portola Institute, Menlo Park, California ends

Media Study Buffalo 1972

1972 Film/Imagemaking Workshop at Media Study Buffalo. Gerry O'Grady (sound) assists filmmaker Ed Emshwiller (camera) in some shooting at the Gelatin Factory.

Media Study/Buffalo 1972

Media Study/Buffalo, Buffalo, founded; President, Gerald O'Grady; Video/Electronic Curator, John Minkowsky. Center for videotape production and exhibition

Nicholas Ray 1972

Film director Nicholas Ray at the Cinema Department (1971-1973), Binghamton University . Nick Ray was visiting film professor. Produced sections of film, originally titled "Gun Under My Pillow" (later titled We Can't Go Home Again) at Experimental Television Center with Ralph Hocking, using Video Synthesizer to break up film image plane into multiple image sources.

Optic Nerve 1972

Optic Nerve, San Francisco, founded; original members included Lynn Adler, Jules Backus, Jim Mayer, Sherrie Rabinowitz, John Rogers and Mya Shone. Documentary production collective producing political and social documentaries

Paik Abe Video Synthesizer 1972

Paik Abe Video Synthesizer added to the imaging system at the Experimental Television Center and made available through the Artist in Residence Program.

Peter Campus 1972

Peter Campus, Bykert Gallery, New York; one-man show with video installation

Portable Channel 1972

Portable Channel, Rochester, founded; directors include Bonnie Klein, Sanford Rockowitz, John Camelio, Robert Shea and Tim Kelly. Video resource center with workshops, visiting artist series, equipment access, producitons

Portable Channel 1972

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Portable Channel, Rochester, for a video center

Public Access Celebration 1972

Public Access Celebration marked the first anniversary of Public Channel programming on cable television in Manhattan. Individuals, video groups, City agencies and the New York State Council on the Arts, Sterling Manhattan Cable and Teleprompter Corporation cooperated to produce an informational event about public access for the general public. Survival Arts Media participated and helped produce a report, published in January 1973.

Shigeko Kubota 1972

Shigeko Kubota exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse. Assistance from Experimental Television Center. 9/30/72.

Shigeko Kubota 1972

Experimental Television Center. Shigeko Kubota exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse. 9/30/72.

Special video issue, Print 1972

Special video issue, Print published by RC Publications; guest editor, Robert de Havilland. Contributors: Fred Barzyk, Rudi Bass, Rose DeNeue, Bernard Owett, Sheldon Satin, Michael Shamberg, Ralph Hocking

Survival Arts Media 1972

Survival Arts Media, New York, founded; members included Gail Edwards, Howard Gudstadt, Molly Hughes, Ben Levine, Danny Luciano and Richard Malone. Video collective emphasizing community education and health programs, programs on artists and artistic practices and multimedia shows

The Electronic Kitchen 1972

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds The Electronic Kitchen, New York City, Steina and Woody Vasulka, founding directors, for video and multi-media events. Funds for film and video exhibition programs.

The Everson Museum 1972

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds The Everson Museum, Syracuse, for video exhibition program, David Ross, video curator. Funds for film and video exhibition programs, including an installation by Frank Gillette.

The Federal Communications Commmision 1972

The Federal Communications Commmision (FCC), Washington, D.C., requires that all cable franchises have at least one public access channel

The Kitchen, June 29, 1972 1972

Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman perform live at The Kitchen, June 29, 1972. Technical assistance by Ralph Hocking, Experimental Television Center.

The Television Laboratory 1972

The Television Laboratory at WNET/Thirteen, New York, founded with grants from the Rockefeller Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA); directors include David Loxton and Carol Brandenburg. First year initiates artists-in-residence program with Shirley Clarke, Douglas Davis, Ed Emshwiller and Nam June Paik

Top Value Television (TVTV) 1972

Top Value Television (TVTV), San Francisco, founded; Independent documentary production group providing alternative coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions in Miami; the first use of half-inch videotape on broadcast television. Original produciton by Hudson Marquez, Allen Rucker, Michael Shamberg, Tom Weinberg, Megan Williams, and members of Ant Farm, Raindance, and Videofreex collectives; other members of TVTV include Wendy Apple, Michael Couzens, Paul Goldsmith, Betsy Guignon, Stanton Kaye, Anda Korsts, Andy Mann and Elon Soltes

TV Lab at WNET/13 1972

TV Lab at WNET/13, New York City, founded. Directors include David Loxton.

TV/Media Program 1972

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), New York City, forms TV/Media Program. New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), total appropriation is 16.3 million. Staff of Film, TV/Media and Literature Program: Peter Bradley (Director), Barbara Haspiel (Film Associate), Russell Connor (TV/Media Associate), Lydia Silman (TV/Media Program Assistant), Constance Eiseman (Literature Associate). Directors have included: Peter Bradley, Paul Ryan, Russell Connor, Gilbert Konishi, Lydia Silman, Nancy Legge, John Giancola, Debby Silverfine, Karen Helmerson.

Upstate Films 1972

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Upstate Films, Rhinebeck, under direction of Steve and DeDe Leiber for international film screenings. Funds for film and video exhibition programs.

Visual Studies Workshop 1972

Visual Studies Workshop funded by New York State Council on the Arts ($15,000) for artists' fees for visiting artists multimedia program, and to establish research center with library of audiotapes, films and videotapes.

WGBH-TV 1972

"The First On-Air Half-Inch Videotape Festival Ever: People Television," WGBH-TV, Boston; produced by Henry Becton with Fred Barzyk and Dorothy Chiesa. Live studio event including home viewer call-ins, tape screenings and interviews with artists, engineers, business people, educators and students

Women Make Movies 1972

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Women Make Movies, New York City, under direction of Ariel Dougherty, for filmmaking workshops in Chelsea

Women's Interart Center 1972

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Women's Interart Center, New York City, for an equipment pool and workshop program organized by Ronnie Geist

Women's Interart Center 1972

Women's Interart Center, New York, begins a post-production center. Center offers workshops, produces videotapes and sponsors artists-in-residence

Woodstock Community Television 1972

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Woodstock Community Television for a cable project

Woodstock Community Video 1972

Woodstock Community Video, Woodstock, New York, founded by Ken marsh; members include Barbara Buckner, Bob Dacy, Gary Hill, Steven Kolpan and Elaine Milosh. Production center and resource for community video; initiates local cable programming; begins Artists' TV Lab

Work from the Experimental Television Center 1972

Work from the Experimental Television Center at Everson Museum of Art September 19-October 2, 1972. Catalog introduction by James Harithas. Catalog essay by David Ross. Charlotte Moorman performance; Nam June Paik performance; Shigeko Kubota performance. Other performances: "TV Bed", a collaborative work by Ralph Hocking, Sherry Miller, Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman. "Video Construction", a nine channel view of the museum; "Three Channel Video Performance", Shigeko Kubota; "Minimal Piano Performance", Nam June Paik; "Jazz Concert", live music with Paik Abe video synthesizer. Continuous 4 channels of videotape screening of works produced at the Center.

Xerox 1972

Xerox begins project Alto to build personal computer for research

"A Special Videotape Show" 1971

"A Special Videotape Show," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; New American Filmmakers Series; organized by David Bienstock. Videotapes by Isaac Abrams, Shridhar Bapat, Stephen Beck, John Randolph Carter, Douglas Davis, Dimitri Devyatkiin, Ed Emshwiller, Richard Felciano, Carol Herzer, Joanne Kyger, Richard Lowenberg, Alwin Nikolais, Nam June Paik with Charlotte Moorman, Charles Phillips, Terry Riley, Eric Siegel, Skip Sweeney, Aldo Tambellini, Steina and Woody Vasulka, WGBH-TV and Robert Zagone

"Carousel" 1971

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) TV/Media program works with seven public television stations to develop "Carousel" series . New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) TV/Media program funds WNET-TV in NYC for artists in residence Nam June Paik and for "Carousel" program. Paik produces portion of Carosel program at Experimental Television Center using the Paik/Abe Synthezizer there.

"Carousel" series 1971

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) TV/Media program works with seven public television stations to develop "Carousel" series . "Carousel" is a 13-part television series of cultural programs originating in different parts of the state. WNET (NYC), WCNY (Syracuse), WLIC (Long Island), WHMT (Schenectady), WXXI (Rochester), WSKG (Binghamton), WNED (Buffalo).

"Eighth New York Avant-Garde Festival" 1971

"Eighth New York Avant-Garde Festival," 69th Regiment Armory, New York; Director, Charlotte Moorman. Individual video projects by Shirley Clarke, Douglas Davis, Ken Dominck, Ralph Hocking, Nam June Paik, Eric Siegel, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Videofreex

"Electronic Art III" 1971

"Electronic Art III" by Nam June Paik and Shuya Abe with Charlotte Moorman, Galeria Bonino, New York. Exhibition with Paik-Abe synthesizer. Technical assistance by the Experimental Television Center.

"Electronic Hokkadim 1" 1971

"Electronic Hokkadim 1" by Douglas Davis, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and WTOP-TV, Washington, D.C.. Live broadcast piece with two-way communications via telephone

"Projects: Keith Sonnier" 1971

"Projects: Keith Sonnier," The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York City; beginning of "Projects" exhibition program. Environmental video installation

"Ten Video Performances" 1971

"Ten Video Performances," Finch College Museum of Contemporary Art; organized by Elayne Varian. Works by Vito Acconci, Peter Campus, Douglas Davis, Dan Graham, Alex Hay, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Steve Reich, Eric Siegel and Simone Whitman

"The Television Environment" 1971

"The Television Environment," University Art Museum, Berkeley, produced by William Adler and John Margolies for Telethon. Circulates through American Federation of Arts

"Transmitted Environment" 1971

Woody Vasulka and Steina Vasulka presentation "Transmitted Environment", at the Experimental Television Center

"Transmitted Environment" 1971

Woody Vasulka and Steina Vasulka presentation "Transmitted Environment", at the Experimental Television Center

"Video Variations" 1971

"Video Variations," WGBH-TV, Boston, prodcued by Fred Barzyk; collaborations between Boston Symphony Orchestra and artists. Artists include: Jackie Cassen, Russell Connor, Douglas Davis, Constantine Manos, Nam June Paik, James Seawright, Stan VanDerBeek and Tsai WenYing

8th Annual Avant Garde Festival 1971

8th Annual Avant Garde Festival at the 69th Infantry Regiment Armory. Organized by Charlotte Moorman. November 19. Experimental Television Center exhibition "The Living Room", with continuous videotape screening. Included were premieres of the Paik/Abe and Siegel synthesizers, Video Ferris Wheel, by Shirley Clarke, Video Kinetic Environment, by the Vasulkas, and videotapes by Douglas Davis, Ken Dominick, Ralph Hocking, Tambellini, and the Videofreex. The AVant Garde Festival was a project of Electronic Arts Intermix.

Alternative Media Center 1971

Alternative Media Center, School of the Arts, New York University, New York City, founded by Red Burns and George Stoney; director, Red Burns. Funded by the John and Mary Markle Foundation to explore the uses of broadcast telecommunications

Artists' Television Workshop 1971

Artists' Television Workshop, WNET-TV, New York, established through the efforts of Jackie Cassen, Russell Connor, Nam June Paik, with initial grant from New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support experimental projects by independents

Challenge for Change 1971

Challenge for Change at NYU conference November 21-23, 1971. 50 participants from NYS met with people from the Challenge for Change unit of the National Film Board of Canada. The NYU Media Coop gathered tapes and print materials concerning the proceedings. Conference was sponsored by the NYU Media Coop, the Alternate Media Center at NYU. Participants included Bonnie Klein (Media Equipment Pool, Rochester) Lynn McVeigh (Hunter College) Women's Video Collective, Open Channel, Ralph Hocking (Experimental Television Center), St. John Fisher College in Rochester, Red Burns ( Alternate Media Center at NYU), Lillian Katz (Port Washington Public Library), Joel Gold (Alternate Media Center at NYU), Len Chatwin (Challenge for Change), George Stoney (Alternate Media Center at NYU), Beryl Korot (Raindance), Bernard Grey (Community Video Center ), Skip Blumberg (Videofreex), Michael Shamberg, Thea Sklover, Bart Friedman (Videofreex), Gay Activists' Video Alliance, Tom Johnson (Social Research and Action Center at Antioch College), Jan Jalton (Blue Bus), Lee Fergueson (Women's Video Collective), Michael Goldberg (Video Exchange Directory in Vancouver)

Creative Artists Public Service Program 1971

Creative Artists Public Service Program Video Fellowships for 1970-71. Lee Ferguson, Beryl Korot, Phyllis Gershuny, Juan Garcia, Elliot Glass, Ken Marsh, Woody Vasulka. Panelists: Raphael Abramowitz, George Stoney, Howard Wise.

Electronic Arts Intermix 1971

Electronic Arts Intermix incorporates

Electronic Arts Intermix 1971

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Electronic Arts Intermix, New York City, for the Avant-Garde Festival at the 69th Regiment Armory, organized by Charlotte Moorman

Eric Siegel 1971

February 10, 1971. Eric Siegel announces the Electronic Video Synthesizer. Information available through Howard Wise Gallery.

Everson Museum 1971

Everson Museum, Syracuse, establishes first video department in a major museum, under the direction of James Harithas. Video curators include David Ross and later Richard Simmons

Everson Museum, Syracuse 1971

First time New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding award to the Everson Museum, Syracuse. Funding for film.

Experiments in Art and Technolog 1971

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Experiments in Art and Technology, under direction of Billy Kluver . Funding for a cable project.

Film Forum 1971

First time New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding award to Film Forum, New York City. Funds to exhibit independent films.

Finch College Museum of Art 1971

First time New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding award to Finch College Museum of Art. Funding for video.

First computer kit 1971

First computer kit ($503) introduced by National Radio Institute

Guerilla Television 1971

Guerilla Television by Michael Shamberg and Raindance Corporation published by Holt, Rhinehart and Winston, New York. Manual of alternative television with graphic by Ant Farm

Guggenheim Museum 1971

First time New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding award to the Guggenheim Museum, New York City. Funding for film.

Intel 1971

Intel introduces the MCS-4 system $200 108kHz speed

International Museum of Photography 1971

First time New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding award to International Museum of Photography/George Eastman House, Rochester. Funds for film screenings and an International Film Festival.

Ithaca Video Projects 1971

Ithaca Video Projects, Ithaca, New York, founded; director Phillip Mallory Jones. Organization for promotion of electronic communication. Also associated Gunilla Mallory Jones.

Media Bus 1971

Media Bus, Lanesville, New York, founded by the Videofreex. Media center begins by producing "Lanesville TV," weekly program about the community that is the first low-power television (LPTV) station

Media Bus 1971

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Media Bus, Lanesville, established by the Videofreex. Funding for mobile media bus workshop program.

Media Equipment Resource Center (MERC) 1971

Media Equipment Resource Center (MERC), New York City, initiated by Young Filmmakers/Video Arts opens. Equipment loan service for artists and organizations

Media Study Buffalo 1971

First time New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding award to Media Study Buffalo, under direction of Gerald O'Grady. Funds for equipment access, workshops and film/video screenings.

Museum of Modern Art 1971

Museum of Modern Art, Projects series, interactive installation by Keith Sonnier

National Center for Experiments in Television 1971

Satellite program of the National Center for Experiments in Television (NCET) established by Brice Howard at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. Also at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 1971

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Washington, D.C., initiates Public Media Program; directors include Chloe Aaron and Brian O'Doherty. Other associates include Arthur Tsuchiya, Mary Smith

New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) 1971

New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), New Orleans is founded through VISTA. Provides video access to low-income communities; becomes a production center with access

New York University (NYU) Media Co-op 1971

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds New York University (NYU) Media Co-op, under direction of George Stoney. Funding for a cable project.

Newburgh Media Project 1971

Newburgh Media Project. Listed in Radical Software, Spring 1971. "Newburgh Media Project was Ford Foundation supported designed for high school kids to use media in the community (69-70). Cable access was there for the asking. Censorship became a problem when kids showed tape over cable from Cambodia Demonstrations in Washington. Project has lots of such hassles with school board etc. Best thing about it is that right now the kids are working towards getting accesst to equipment and doing it on their own through Things, Inc. Contacts: Tom Scalzo, Andy Perrota, Louie Stark and Gail Cohen c/o Things, Inc. Foster Town United Methodist Church.

Open Channel 1971

Open Channel, New York, founded by Thea Sklover; Director of Programming, Lee Ferguson. Organization for development of public access; produces community programming, conducts workshops, school programs and organizes talent pool of film and television professionals to produce public-access programming

Open Channels 1971

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Open Channels, under direction of Thea Sklover. Funding for a cable project.

Pacific Film Archive 1971

"Tapes from all Tribes," Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, exhibits videotapes by over 100 American artists; organized by Video Free America

Perception 1971

Perception, New York City, founded by Eric Siegel and Steina and Woody Vasulka; gourp of artists interested in alternative uses of video, explore video programming in conjunction with Electronic Intermix. Subsequent members: Juan Downey, Frank Gillette, Beryl Korot, Andy Mann and Ira Schneider

public access 1971

New York City mandates public access as part of its cable franchise

Raindance Foundation 1971

Raindance Corporation, New York City, becomes Raindance Foundation, devoted to research and development of video as a creative and communications medium with screening program.

SMPTE time code 1971

SMPTE time code makes computer-assisted editing possible

Sonic Arts Union 1971

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Sonic Arts Union, Stoney Point for a multi-media and experimental event exploring sound, light, video and film

Sonsbeek 71 1971

Sonsbeek 71, an exhibition which included artists from around the world, with an emphasis on site-specific and "audio-visual" works, including film and video. June 19 - August 15, 1971. Exhibitions occurred at multiple sites throughout Arnhem and The Netherlands. Participating organizations included the Stedelijk Museum. Included was a video studio, where invited artists came to create works; artists included Nam June Paik, Jack Moore, Eric Siegel, Stanley Brown and joepat. The film exhibition included three categories - structural film, land art film and artists film; Regina Cornwell and Willard VanDyke assisted in programming. Artists included Vito Acconci, Tony Conrad, Hollis Frampton, Ernie Gehr, Dan Graham, Robert Nelson, Michael Snow, Peter Kubelka, George Landow, Ken Jacobs, Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Richard Serra, Paul Sharits, Michael Snow, Joyce Wieland, Jud Yalkut.

Sony 1971

Sony introduces first 3/4" U-matic video cassetts recorder

Sony 1971

Sony 3/4" U-Matic video recording standard

Space for Innovative Development 1971

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Space for Innovative Development, under direction of Paul Ryan. Funding for a cable project.

T.P. Video Space Troupe 1971

T.P. Video Space Troupe, New York City, founded by Shirley Clarke; experimental workshop exploring two-way video.. Original members include Wendy Clarke, Bruce Ferguson, and Andy Gurian

The Collective for Living Cinema 1971

First time New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding award to The Collective for Living Cinema, New York City. Funds for screenings and 16mm film workshops.

The Electronic Kitchen 1971

The Electronic Kitchen, New York City, founded by Steina and Woody Vasulka; screening and performance center for the electronic arts at Mercer Arts Center. 1971 established a first annual video festival. Original location at Broadway Central Hotel which housed the Mercer Arts Center. In 1973 moved to Broome Street. First funded through EAI. Subsequently known as The Kitchen Center for Video, Music and Dance; Video Directors include Shridhar Bapat, Dimitri Devyatkin, Carlota Schoolman, RoseLee Goldberg, Jackie Kain, Greg Miller, Tom Bowes and Amy Taubin

The Media Equipment Pool 1971

The Media Equipment Pool was funded by the NYSCA to the Rochester Museum and Science Center to establish a pool of equipment to be used by local artists and community organizations. Bonnie Klein, Coordinator of Media Equipment Pool.

The Whitney Museum of American Art 1971

First time New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding award to The Whitney Museum of American Art for The New American Filmmakers Series

The Whitney Museum of American Art 1971

First time New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding award to The Whitney Museum of American Art for its first videotape exhibition, "A Special Videotape Show," curated by David Beinstock

Videopolis 1971

Videopolis, Chicago, is founded by Andy Korsts. Video/resource teaching center

Visual Studies Workshop 1971

Equipment access funded by New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester. For film.

Willoughby Sharp 1971

Installation works by Vito Acconci, Bill Beckley, Terry Fox and William Wegman at 93 Grand Street, New York City; organized by Willoughby Sharp

Women's Interart Center 1971

First time New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding award to Women's Interart Center, New York City, under direction of Margot Lewitin. Funds for a first festival of women's films (organized by Kristin Nordstrom) and to begin a film production workshop.

Women's Interart Center 1971

Women's Interart Center, New York, founded; director, Margot Lewitin; Video directors include Carolyn Kresky, Jenny Goldberg, Susan Milano, Ann Volkes, Wendy Clarke and Veronica Geist. Organization to create interdisciplinary collaboration involving writers, visual artists, performance artists and video artists

"Body Works" 1970

"Body Works," Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, first video exhibition on the west coast. Organized by Willoughby Sharp. Videotapes by Vito Acconci, Terry Fox, Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Keith Sonnier and William Wegman.

"Information" 1970

"Information," The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York City. Curator, Kynaston McShine. Exhibition includes videotapes and installations from U.S., Europe and Latin America

"Media Access Center" 1970

"Media Access Center," Portola Institute, Menlo Park, California founded. Alternative television resource emphasizing community and high school video programs. Original members: Pat Crowley, Richard Kletter, Allen Rucker and Shelley Surpin.

"The First Gathering: Alternative Media Project" 1970

"The First Gathering: Alternative Media Project," Godard College, Plainfield, Vermont, Media Conference

"Violence Sonata" 1970

"Violence Sonata" by Stan VanDerBeek, WGBH-TV, Boston does a live-broadcast performance with video-tape, film, and participation of studio and phone-in audience on the theme of violence

"Vision and Television" 1970

"Vision and Television," Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts. January 21 - February 22, 1970. Exhibition organized and with catalog forward by Russell Connor. Works by Frank Gillette (Amps, Volts and Watts), Ted Kraynik (Video Luminar #4) , Les Levine (The Dealer), Eugene Mattingly (Fred Helix), Nam June Paik with Charlotte Moorman,(TV Bra for Living Sculpture), Nam June Paik (The 9/23 Experiment, Still Life and Embryo for Wall to Wall TV), John Reilly and Rudi Stern (Innertube), Paul Ryan (Yes/No and Ego Me Absolvo), Ira Schneider (Random Interlace), Eric Siegel (Body, Mind and Video)., Aldo Tambellini (Some More Beginnings, Black Spiral and Black TV)), Jud Yalkut (Electronic Moon No. 2), USCO/Intermedia (Wave Forms and Tube Stills), Videofreex (Freex Out) and Joe Weintraub (AC/TV)

ARPANET 1970

From 1970-1979 development of protocols for host-to-host computing on ARPANET

Artists' Television Workshop at WNET 1970

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) commissions Jackie Cassen to develop Artists' Television Workshop at WNET (Channel 13), New York City

Collaborations in Art, Science and Technology 1970

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Collaborations in Art, Science and Technology (CAST), Syracuse, under direction of Joseph Scala to explore the creative use of video.

Community Center for Television Production 1970

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Community Center for Television Production, Binghamton. Founded by Ralph Hocking. Precursor to Experimental Television Center.

Creative Artists Public Projects (CAPS) 1970

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) establishes the Creative Artists Public Projects (CAPS) fellowship program, administered by the Cultural Foudation. Program to provide funds to individual artists. Fellowship recipients required to participate in a public service under the direction of Isabelle Fernandez. Other Directors include Mary MacArthur. Until 1984 CAPS was solely responsible for New York State's individual fellowship program.

Creative Artists Public Service (CAPS) 1970

Creative Artists Public Service (CAPS), New York, begins awarding fellowships in video. About 1974 a program of videotapes by recipients was toured to venues throughout the State. In 1981 the touring program was curated and toured nationally.

Educational Film Library Association (EFLA) 1970

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Film Program awards first grant to Educational Film Library Association (EFLA), under direction of Nadine Covert. Funding to libraries to purchase 16mm foreign, classic and independent films for lending collections.

Electronic Arts Intermix 1970

Electronic Arts Intermix founded by Howard Wise after he closes his gallery. Explores video as a medium of personal expression and communication

Eric Siegel 1970

Eric Siegel builds Electronic Video Synthesizer with financial assistance from Howard Wise, New York

Expanded Cinema 1970

First book publication to cover video art, Expanded Cinema by Gene Youngblood, E.P. Dutton, New York

Experimental Television Center (ETC) 1970

Experimental Television Center (ETC), Binghamton, New York, founded. Director Ralph Hocking. Originally Community Center for Television Production. Production/post-production center emphasizing synthesized and computer-generated imagery through Artist in Residenc Program. Equipment access to portable technology. Cable series, workshops and exhibition series "Video by Videomakers". Ken Dominick, Coordinator. Other people later associated with the Center: Sherry Miller Hocking, Robert Diamond, David Jones, Brian Byrnes, Paul Davis, Don McArthur, Peer Bode, Hank Rudolph

Film Art Fund (Anthology Film Archives) 1970

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Film Art Fund (Anthology Film Archives), under the direction of Jonas Mekas, for public screenings at Public Theatre, New York City. First New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) support for Public Theatre screenings.

Global Village 1970

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Global Village, New York City, under direction of John Reilly and Julie Gustafson.

Leo Castelli Gallery 1970

"Warehouse Show," Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City, exhibition . Includes video installation by Keith Sonnier

Les Levine 1970

"A.I.R." by Les Levine in "Software," the Jewish Museum, New York. Curated by Jack Burnham. Eighteen-monitor video installation

Lincoln Center 1970

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Lincoln Center to organize film programs in 39 upstate communities

Media Equipment Resource Center (MERC) 1970

Equipment access funded by New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Media Equipment Resource Center (MERC) established, administered by Young Filmakers' Foundation. Provides short-term loan pool for Super-8 and 16mm film equipment.

Millenium Film Workshop 1970

Equipment access funded by New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Millenium Film Workshop, New York City

Museum of Art 1970

Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh produces Film and Video Makers Travel Sheet. Monthly listings of artists' appearances, new works and events

Museum of Conceptual Art (MOCA) 1970

Museum of Conceptual Art (MOCA), San Francisco, founded by Tom Marioni. An alternative museum created for performance and multimedia art

New York Foundation for the Arts 1970

New York Foundation for the Arts created. Originally established to provide low-interest loans to arts organizations to sustain them between the time the NYSCA contract was awarded and the money arrived. By 1984 NYFA had greatly expanded programs to include a consultation service to artists, oversight of an artist in residence program, and administration of a fellowship program. Ted Berger, Director in 1984.

Paik/Abe synthesizer 1970

Nam June Paik and Shuya Abe develop Paik/Abe synthesizer while artists-in-residence at WGBH-TV, Boston

People's Video Theater 1970

People's Video Theater, New York City, founded by Elliot Glass and Ken Marsh; an alternative video journalism collective emphasizing community video and political issues. Conducts weekend screenings in which the audience discussions are taped and replayed. Members include Judy Fiedler, Howard Gudstadt, Molly Hughes, Ben Levine, Richard Malone, Elaine Milosh and Richard Nusser

People's Video Theatre 1970

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds People's Video Theatre, New York City, co-founded by Howard Gutstadt and Ken Marsh. First New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding to several groups exploring the creative use of video.

Port Washington Library 1970

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Port Washington Library, under direction of Lillian Katz.

Public television stations 1970

First New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding to public television stations in Binghamton, Rochester, Garden City, Schenectady, Buffalo and Syracuse. Funding for cultural programming.

Raindance Corporation 1970

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Raindance Corporation, New York City, under direction of Frank Gillette, Beryl Korot and Ira Schneider.

Raindance Foundation 1970

Raindance Foundation, New York, publishes Radical Software; Co-editors, Phyllis Gershuny and Beryl Korot; Published by Ira Schneider and Michael Shamberg; published 1970-1974, vols. 1-2. Alternative video magazine and information channel for distribution and exchange of video works. The complete set of issues is online at http://www.radicalsoftware.org/

Russell Connor 1970

Russell Connor, Director, Media Program, New York State Council on the Arts 1970-1973

Stephen Beck 1970

Stephen Beck received a grant to develop the Direct Video Synthesizer for National Center for Experiments in Television at KQED-TV in San Francisco.

Stephen Beck 1970

Stephen Beck, San Francisco, builds Direct Video Synthesizer 1, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Student Experiments in Television 1970

With support from the New York State Council on the Arts, Ralph Hocking incorporated Student Experiments in Television as the Community Center for TV Production (Experimental Television Center), a non-profit media center and moved to a loft space in downtown Binghamton.

Synapse Video Center 1970

Synapse Video Center (formerly University Community Union Video), Syracuse, New York, founded; Directors and others include Lance Wisniewski, Henry Baker, Carl Geiger. Video and post-production center

The Electronic Eye 1970

The Electronic Eye, Santa Clara, California, video collective disbands

The Jewish Museum 1970

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds The Jewish Museum, in conjunction with the Harlem Cultural Council, for a Black Fim Festival, tours nationally

Tower Playpen Videospace Troupe 1970

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Shirley Clarke's Tower Playpen Videospace Troupe, New York City. First New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funding to groups exploring the creative use of video.

TV/Media Program 1970

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), New York City, forms TV/Media Program. Directors and others associated with the program include: Peter Bradley, Paul Ryan, Russell Connor, Gilbert Konishi, Lydia Silman, Nancy Legge, John Giancola, Arthur Tsuchiya, Deborah Silverfine, Claude Myers

Video Free America 1970

Video Free America founded by Arthur Ginsberg and Skip Sweeney; Directors: Joanne Kelly and Skip Sweeney. Video production group with post-production and screening programs

Videofreex 1970

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds Videofreex (working with the Rochester Museum and Science Center).

Vidium 1970

Final design and construction of the last Vidium by Bill Hearn. This device was loaned to the Exploratorium, San Francisco.

"Corridor" 1969

"Corridor" exhibition by Bruce Nauman, Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles. Installation with video

"Subject to Change" 1969

"Subject to Change," SQN Productions for CBS, New York. Produced by Don West. Program of videotapes initiated by Don West with CBS and produced by Videofreex and other members of the video community. Videotapes produced on all aspects of the counterculture (alternative shools, communes, radicals, Black Panthers, riots, demonstrations, etc.) Never broadcast.

"The Medium is the Medium" 1969

"The Medium is the Medium," WGBH-TV, Boston. Produced by Fred Barzyk, Anne Gresser and Pat Marx. First presentation of works by independent video artists aired on television. Thirty-minute program with works by Allan Kaprow, Nam June Paik, Otto Piene, James Seawright, Thomas Tadlock and Aldo Tambellini. Broadcast of "The Medium is the Medium" by WGBH TV in Boston on March 23, 1969.

Accuracy in Media 1969

Accuracy in Media founded.

ARPANET 1969

ARPANET commissioned by Department of Defense for research into networking. Nodes included UCLA, Stanford, U of California at Santa Barbara, U of Utah.

Center for Advanced Visual Studies 1969

Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, established for artists to explore art and technology. Founded by Gyorgy Kepes, directed by Otto Piene

Commediation 1969

Commediation video group, New York City, disbands

EIAJ 1969

EIAJ standards for 1/2" recording help stabilize the consumer and educational markets, allowing for compatibility among devices

EIAJ-1 1/2" 1969

EIAJ-1 1/2" video recording standard for color

Experimental Intermedia Foundation 1969

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) supports multi-media experimentation, Elaine Summers Experimental Intermedia Foundation funded for projects at C.W. Post College

Film and Television Program 1969

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Film and Television Program expands support for production through schools and community workshops

Film and Television Program 1969

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Film Program becomes Film and Television Program

Film and Television Program 1969

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Film and Television Program begins accepting applications for electronic media projects

Global Village 1969

Global Village, New York City, begins as video collective with information and screening center. Founded by John Reilly, Ira Schneider and Rudi Stern. Directors John Reilly and Julie Gustafson. Becomes media center devoted to independent video production with emphasis on video documentary

Intel 1969

Intel introduces 4 bit chip set. CPU is the 4004

library workshop in Albany 1969

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds youth projects, library workshop in Albany and programs in several other counties

Loft Film and Theater Workshop established 1969

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds youth projects, Loft Film and Theater Workshop established, Bronxville

moon 1969

Live television broadcast from the moon.

National Center for Experiments in Television (NCET) 1969

KQED-TV, San Francisco, Experimental Television Workshop renamed National Center for Experiments in Television (NCET), funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Paul Kaufman, Director. NCET published a series of reports: Video Feedback, Direct Video (Stephen Beck); Reflections on Values in Public Television (Paul Kaufman); Communication, Organizations and John Sturat Mill (Richard Moore); About Television Reality and Performance (Brice Howard); Television and Reality (Paul Kaufman); Talking Faces, Eating Time and Electronic Catharsis (Marvin Duckler); Suggestions Toward a Small Video Facility (Richard Stephens and Don Hallock); Reflections on Two Media (Bill Gwin); An Ancient Gift (Brice Howard).

Raindance Corporation 1969

Raindance Corporation, New York City, collective formed for experimental production.. Members: Frank Gillette, Michael Shamberg, Steve Salonis, Marco Vassi and Louis Jaffee; soon after Ira Schneider and Paul Ryan, and then Beryl Korot

RCA 1969

RCA announces Selectavision Holotape, a holographic videotape recorder

Thais Latham 1969

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) supports multi-media experimentation, Thais Latham funded to develop a multi-media music center in Brooklyn

TV as a Creative Medium 1969

TV as a Creative Medium exhibition at Howard Wise Gallery May 17 - June 14, 1969 . Serge Boutourline (Telediscretion); Frank Gillette and Ira Schneider Wipe Cycle); Nam June Paik (Participation TV); Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman (TV Bra for Living Sculpture); Earl Reiback (Three Experiments within the TV Tube); Paul Ryan (Everyman's Moebius Strip); John Seery (TV Time Capsule); Eric Siegel (Psychedelevision in Color); Thomas Tadlock (The Archetron); Aldo Tambellini (Black Spiral); Joe Weintraub (AC/TV - Audio Controlled Television). Howard Wise is the introduction to program notes cites the obsolensence of the machine and the overwhelming effects of TV on culture and society.

Videofreex 1969

Videofreex, New York, founded. Experimental video group, members included: Skip Blumberg, Nancy Cain, David Cort, Bart Friedman, Davidson Gigliotti, Chuck Kennedy, Curtis Ratcliff, Parry Teasdale, Carol Vontobel, Tunie Wall and Ann Woodward

Young Filmakers 1969

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds youth projects, Young Filmakers initiates distribution service for works produced under its auspices. One film, "The End," by Alfonso Sanchez Jr., screened at the Cannes Film Festival

youth projects 1969

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds youth projects, Aldo Tambellini works with students and teachers in Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo, Schenectady and New York City to experiment with creative potential of television

"Cybernetic Serendipity" 1968

"Cybernetic Serendipity: The Computer and the Arts" exhibition at The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C. Exhibition organized at Institute of Contemporary Art, London; American showing augmented by work selected by James Harithas. Includes video work by Nam June Paik. Travels to Palace of Art and Science, San Francisco. Director of exhibition, Jasia Reichardt.

"Intermedia 68" 1968

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) funds experimental media artists as part of "Intermedia 68," a theater workshop at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Projects include environmental video performances, film projections and videotapes by Aldo Tambellini, Nam June Paik, Les Levine, Carolee Schneemann, Terry Riley, Dick Higgins, Ken Dewey, USCO and others.

"Sorcery" 1968

"Sorcery" by Loren Sears and Robert Zagone, live-broadcast program using special-effects imagery, Experimental Television Workshop, KQED-TV, San Francisco, California

"The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age" 1968

"The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Director of exhibition Pontus HultÈn. Exhibition includes video art, particularly Nam June Paik's "Nixon Tapes," "McLuhan Caged" and "Lindsay Tape" on unique tape-loop device

Aldo Tambellini 1968

"Black: Video" by Aldo Tambellini in "Some More Beginnings," Brooklyn Museum, New York, organized by Experiments in Art and Technology

Ant Farm 1968

Ant Farm, San Francisco, an artists' media/architecture group, founded by Chip Lord and Doug Michels; joined by Curtis Schreier in 1971. Other members include Kelly Gloger, Joe Hall, Hudson Marquez, Allen Rucker and Michael Wright

Black Gate Theater 1968

Black Gate Theater, for electronic events, and Gate Theater, for experimental independent cinema, New York City, founded by Aldo Tambellini

Commediation 1968

Commediation video group, New York City. Original members: David Cort, Frank Gillette, Howard Gudstadt, Ken Marsh and Harvey Simon

Film Club 1968

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) works with Rodger Larson and Lynne Hofer to expand Film Club's workshops, working with organizations around the state through the Young Filmakers' Foundation

Film Program 1968

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Film Program, international short film exhibition at the NY State Fair in Syracuse

Land Truth Circus 1968

Land Truth Circus, San Francisco, experimental video collective founded by Doug Hall, Diane Hall and Jody Proctor

Nam June Paik 1968

"Electronic Art II" by Nam June Paik, Galeria Bonino, New York City

SONY 1968

SONY 1/2" video recording format

Stanford Research Institute 1968

Stanford Research Institute demonstrates keyboard, keypad, mouse, for word processing

Student Experiments in Television 1968

Ralph Hocking began the Student Experiments in Television project on the campus of Binghamton University. Along with students, community members were introduced to portable video production tools and techniques.

The American Film Institute 1968

The American Film Institute (AFI) begins funding independent film and video production

The Electronic Eye 1968

The Electronic Eye, Santa Clara, California, video collective founded by Tim Barger, Jim Mandis, Jim Murphy, Michelle Newman and Skip Sweeney

Young Filmmakers/Video Art 1968

Young Filmmakers/Video Arts, New York City founded, director, Roger Larson. Educational organization with training services, workshops and production facilities

"What's Happening Mr. Silver?" 1967

"What's Happening Mr. Silver?" television production at WGBH-TV, Boston, hosted by David Silver . Experimental collage/information series in which several dozen inputs are mixed live and at random

ARPANET 1967

ARPANET design discussions held, meetings among three independent teams working on packet networks (RAND, NLP- National Physics Lab in England - and ARPA)

Channel of Soul 1967

Channel of Soul, 16mm film workshop, Buffalo, directed by Pamela Dodes Felderman. One of the first funded 16mm film production workshops. Funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

Experimental Television Workshop 1967

Experimental Television Workshop at KQED-TV, San Francisco. Directed by Brice Howard and Paul Kaufman. Established with a Rockefeller Foundation grant

Experiments in Art and Technology 1967

Experiments in Art and Technology, Billy Kluver, Director. Funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

Film Project 1967

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Film Project is reorganized as Film Program. Supports film tours, production training, equipment access and film appreciation.

Howard Wise Gallery 1967

"Festival of Lights" at Howard Wise Gallery, New York City. Exhibition of kinetic lights works that include video works by Serge Boutourline, Nam June Paik, Aldo Tambellini and others

IVC 1967

IVC introduces 1" helical video recorders

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) 1967

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) receives New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) support for its Film Department

Nam June Paik 1967

"Electronic Blues" by Nam June Paik in "Lights in Orbit," Howard Wise Gallery, New York City. Viewer participation video installation

Public Media Program 1967

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) establishes the Public Media Program

Rockfeller Foundation 1967

Rockfeller Foundation awards first video fellowship

Sony 1967

Sony introduces DV-2400, the first Porta-Pak

Stanford Report 1967

Organization and Location of the American Film Institute, or the Stanford Report published. This was a research study assembled before the creation of the American Film Institute, and addressing questions about this soon-to-be-created AFI. "The authors of the report had little interest in either the non-feature-length film (a prejudice they acknowledged) or the possibility of encouraging regional development of film activity. " (from Report 11979: NAMAC, published by AIVF). The model of a centrally located center for film study and education was adopted; the AFI was located in Los Angeles, with a second operation in Washington, DC. A structural model using satellite or regional affiliates was rejected. The AFI was to be the most visible and public entity in the film and media field.

The American Film Institute 1967

The American Film Institute (AFI) is founded

The Film Club 1967

The Film Club, 16mm production workshop for Lower East Side teens, organized by Jaime Barrios. One of the first funded 16mm film production workshops. Funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

The Movie Bus 1967

The Movie Bus, organized by Rodger Larson. Funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to tour New York City boroughs, screening Film Club productions.

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis 1967

"Light/Motion/Space," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis in collaboration with Howard Wise Gallery, New York City. Travels to Milwaukee Art Center. Includes video works by Nam June Paik, Aldo Tambellini and others

WGBH-TV 1967

WGBH-TV inaugurates artist-in-residence program with grant from the Rockefeller Foundation

"9 Evenings: Theater and Engineering" 1966

"9 Evenings: Theater and Engineering" at the 69th Regiment, New York City. Organized by Billy Kl¸ver. Mixed media performance events with collaborations between ten artists and forty engineers. Video projection used in works of Alex Hay, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor and Robert Whitman.

"TIME" 1966

"TIME" - b/w, Commissioned by the National Swedish Television. Electronic paintings created with a termporarily built video synthesizer, by Ture Sjolander and Bror Wilkstrom, televised in September 1966. 30 minutes. Ture Sjolander has written, "TIME is the very first ''videoart'-work televised as an ultimate exhibition/installation statement, televised at that point in ''time' for the reason to produce an historical record as well as an evidence of ''original' visual free art, made with the electronic medium - manipulation of the electronic signal - and ''exhibited/installed through the televison, televised."

Amateur Computer Society 1966

Amateur Computer Society founder by Steven Gray

Challenge for Change 1966

Challenge for Change program was begun in 1966 to create films and later videotapes about the social concerns of various Canadian communities. In1968 George Stoney becomes Director.

Experiments in Art and Technology (EAT) 1966

Experiments in Art and Technology (EAT) founded. Supports collaborations between artists and engineers. Billy Kluver, founder. EAT sought to pair artists with engineers, and worked with Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, John Cage and Andy Warhol. Some collaborations were exhibited at the World Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan.

Film Program 1966

Film Program established at New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). First government funded touring film program, funds for media in schools, and for film rentals and guest speakers.

Ken Dewey 1966

"Selma Last Year" by Ken Dewey, New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, Philharmonic Hall Lobby, New York City. Multichannel video installation with photographs by Bruce Davidson, music by Terry Riley

Peter Bradley 1966

Peter Bradley, Director of Film TV/Media and Literature Program 1966-1977

Stan VanDerBeek and Billy Kluver 1966

Contemporary Voices in the Arts toured Stan VanDerBeek and Billy Kluver to colleges for workshops and public presentations. Supported by New York State Council on the Arts.

Independent Electronic Music Center 1965

Independent Electronic Music Center, Trumansberg, New York. Founded by Robert Moog and Reynold Weidenaar in 1965. Weidenaar was connected with the Center from the Summer of 1965 to February 1969, and edited Electronic Music Review.

John Hightower 1965

In August 1965, NYSCA Executive Director John Hightower convened an advisory group to discuss ways the Council could help disseminate distribution information and tour films to communities throughout the state. (2) The group included Ralph Hetzel, the acting head of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Margareta Akermark, from the Museum of Modern Art's Film Library; Amos Vogel, founder of Cinema 16 and Program Director of the newly-founded New York Film Festival; and producers Arthur Meyer and Dore Shary, who soon after became the first Commissioner of New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs. This resulted in the Film Project, under the direction of Peter Bradley.

Nam June Paik 1965

"Electronic Art" exhibition by Nam June Paik at Galeria Bonino, New York City. Paik's first gallery exhibition in the U.S.

National Endowment for the Arts 1965

Congress creates the National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts 1965

Legislation creates the National Endowment for the Arts, which establishes The American Film Institute. One of the goals of the AFI is to preserve our heritage of film and television.

Rockefeller Foundation 1965

Rockefeller Foundation began to fund artists for experimentation with video.

Sony 1965

Sony introduces 1/2" CV-2000, the first consumer video format. This was not a portable system.

The Film-Makers Cinematheque 1965

"New Cinema Festival I" (Expanded Cinema Festival), The Film-Makers Cinematheque. Organized by John Brockman. Festival explores uses of mixed-media projection, including viseo, sound, and light experiments

Variscan . 1965

Precision Instruments introduces Variscan which allows continuously variable playback speed.

Ford Foundation 1964

Ford Foundation funds independent filmmakers

satellite television 1964

First public demonstration of satellite television feed using a stationary satellite.

SONY 1964

SONY 1" video recording format

WGBH-TV 1964

"Jazz Images," producer, Fred Barzyk presented by WGBH-TV. Five short visualizations of music for broadcast; one of the first attempts at experimental television

Wolf Vostell 1963

"Television DÈ-Coll/age" exhibition by Wolf Vostell, Smolin Gallery, New York City. First U.S. environmental installation using a television set.

Ampex 1962

Ampex 2" Helical video recording equipment. First popular helical system.

Editec 1962

Editec allows frame-by-frame animation on a videotape recorder

Filmmaker's Co-op 1962

Filmmaker's Co-op founded, New York City

Sony 1962

Sony markets 2-inch open-reel videotape for the world's first transistor videotape recorder, the PV-100.

New York State Council on the Arts 1961

NYS Legislature creates the New York State Council on the Arts. NYSCA receives initial funding of $450,000

Robert Bell 1961

The New York State Council on the Arts commissioned Robert Bell to make Watching Ballet, a 16mm film with Jacques D'Amboise and Allegra Kent demonstrating ballet technique. The film, completed in 1963, was used in the Ballet Society's touring educational programs.

Sony 1961

Sony demonstrates the world's smallest and lightest videotape recorder (model PV-100), designed for the technological, industrial, educational, medical, sports and arts markets.

SONY 1961

SONY announced the world's first transistorized video tape recorder, and two years later SONY's video tape recorder model PV-100 appeared.

Film and Television Archives Advisory Committee (F/TAAC) 1960

During the 1960s representatives of moving image archives, originally known as the Film and Television Archives Advisory Committee (F/TAAC), begin to meet

First timebase corrector 1960

First timebase corrector

Sony 1960

Sony introduces the world's first fully transistorized, portable B&W TV in Japan.

time-sharing on computers 1960

Work on cooperative networks of time-sharing on computers from 1960 - 1969, sponsored by ARPA. MIT, RAND

Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers 1958

Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers develops a committee to establish video standards

Ampex 1956

Ampex markets first 2" quadruplex videotape recorde

Eduard Schueller 1953

Eduard Schueller applies for patent on 2 head helical video recorder

Transcontinental television broadcasts 1951

Transcontinental television broadcasts in US.

CATV 1950

CATV (Community Antenna Television) or cable system is introduced.

Sputnik 1950

USSR launches Sputnik- first artificial earth satellite. In response US creates the Advanced Research Projects Agency with the Department of Defence to increase US science and technology 1950-1959.

Vidicon 1949

Vidicon television camera introduced.

Ampex 1948

Ampex introduces first successful American audiotape recorder.

William Shockley 1947

William Shockley and others invent transistor, which will replace the vacuum tube and allow miniaturization of electronic devices

RCA 1932

RCA demonstrates electronic television system.

Color images transmitted 1929

Low definition color images transmitted between Washington and New York.

FM radio 1929

FM radio introduced

J. L. Baird 1926

J. L. Baird demonstrates television in public, using a mechanical scan system.

Vladimir Zworkin 1923

Iconoscope electronic television camera patented by Vladimir Zworkin. In 1924 he patents a receiver, making possible the electronic scanning system of television.

Flourescent screen CRT 1906

Flourescent screen CRT used as a receiver in a television system

Lee De Forest 1906

Lee De Forest patents a vacuum tube, a key component in communications devices

John Flemming 1904

John Flemming invents diode vacuum tube

R.A. Fessenden 1900

R.A. Fessenden transmits human speech by radio waves

Valdemar Poulsen 1893

Valdemar Poulsen invents Telegraphon, the first magnetic recorder.

Paul Nipow 1884

Paul Nipow patents a type of television using a mechanical scanning system with a rotating disk.

Crookes tube 1878

William Crookes developes the Crookes tube, a precursor of the cathode ray tube

Radio-Wave Transmission 1864

James Maxwell develops formulae describing electromagnetic radiation, establishing the principle of radio-wave transmission.