19 06/13

Richard Serra. Television Delivers People (1973)

| Categories: art

A diatribe against broadcast TV that uses short sentences in white text over a blue background, a format common in TV. This diatribe could be well adapted (updated) to accommodate the situation of networked digital media.

Television delivers people to an advertiser.
You are the product of TV

Internet Service Company delivers people to an Internet advertiser
You are the product of Internet Service Company

13 06/13

Meopta Somet 8 – Kodak Super 8

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The official history says that the coaxial super 8 cartridge was an innovative design by Kodak Research Laboratories from 1965, but the Czech company Meopta had already produced in 1956 a strikingly similar coaxial cartridge for its camera Somet 8.

Meopta 1956 (photo by Jürgen Lossau)

Kodak 1965 (Photo by Rachel Ryans)
Insides of a super8 cartridge.

04 06/13

Media Burn 1975

| Categories: art, technical media

“Mass-media monopolies control people by their control of information… Who can deny that we are a nation addicted to television and the constant flow of media? Now I ask you, my fellow Americans, haven’t you ever wanted to put your foot through your television screen?”

Ant Farm. USA. 1975.