The Emergence of Video Processing Tools Volumes 1 & 2 (Book)

Television Becoming Unglued

The Emergence of Video Processing Tools presents stories of the  development of early video tools and systems designed and built by  artists and technologists during the late 1960s and '70s. Split over two volumes, the contributors examine the intersection of art and science and look at collaborations among inventors, designers, and artists trying to create new tools to  capture and manipulate images in revolutionary ways. The contributors  include "video pioneers," who have been active  since the  emergence of the aesthetic, and technologists, who continue to design,  build, and hack media tools. The book also looks at contemporary toolmakers and the relationship between  these new tools and the past. Video and media production is a growing  area of interest in art and this collection will be an indispensable  guide to its origins and its  future.

Category: Cultural Studies

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The Emergence of Video Processing Tools presents stories of the development of early video tools and systems designed and built by artists and technologists during the late 1960s and 70s. Split over two volumes, the contributors examine the intersection of art and science and look at collaborations among inventors, designers, and artists trying to create new tools to capture and manipulate images in revolutionary ways. The contributors include "video pioneers," who have been active since the emergence of the aesthetic, and technologists, who continue to design, build, and hack media tools. The book also looks at contemporary toolmakers and the relationship between these new tools and the past. Video and media production is a growing area of interest in art and this collection will be an indispensable guide to its origins and its future.

Kathy High is associate professor in the Department of Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an interdisciplinary artist working with science- and time-based arts. Sherry Miller Hocking is assistant director at the Experimental Television Center. Mona Jimenez is an associate professor and associate director in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University.

'Provides a new angle on the history of art and technology'

The Videofreex, Andrew Ingall
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