Bill Etra is the co-inventor (with Steve Rutt) of the Rutt/Etra Video Synthesizer (early seventies) and a Live Video pioneer. Bill is a founding member of The Kitchen. Recent projects include work on "The New Machine", an advanced digital video synthesizer that gives the artist "total plasticity of image" in real time. Mr. Etra has held several patents, some include developments for 3-D television and text-based (versus time-code based) editing of video. Visit www.etra.com for more details.