Readers Digest features video footage of thousands of magazine pages becoming digested through analog video processing into a painterly scape of synthesized information-- pulling out graphics, colors and words indeterminately to form new compositions of popular information. The pages are animated sequentially to allow the graphics of the magazine pages to be a determinate of the flow and reception of content. The video footage was processed at the Experimental Television Center using equipment built by Nam June Paik, David Jones, and Dan Sandin. Sound occasionally comes in and out, generated by the machines.

Photography and Animation: Jennifer Schmidt
Analog Processing: Colin Asquith and Jennifer Schmidt

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