The Experimental Television Center Early Media Tools 8 DVD set mentioned as a great companion piece to the book is now available at fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=6977#giving_levels. ONLY 23 COPIES are left and this is the only place to get them.
This is the full documentation of the book launch panel @the New Museum, NYC for The Emergence of Video Processing Tools: Television Becoming Unglued, edited by Sherry Miller Hocking, Kathy High and Mona Jimenez. You can purchase this book online at:
Beginning in the late 1960s, artists and technologists began to custom-create hardware and software for real-time manipulation of video signals through original designs or as hacks to devices common to television production. Contemporary artists and tool designers continue this work in analog and digital domains in an expanded media environment. This program will bring focus to the social and artistic dimensions of custom tool development, and to the dual impulses to create new instruments and conserve and use older ones. In conversation will be inventor Dave Jones, whose video instruments span forty years, artists-designers Kyle Lapidus and Tali Hinkis of LoVid, Rhizome conservator Dragan Espenschied, and Hank Rudolph of the artist space Signal Culture and the Experimental Television Center.
The panel marks and celebrates the publication of The Emergence of Video Processing Tools: Television Becoming Unglued, edited by Kathy High, Sherry Miller Hocking, and Mona Jimenez (Intellect Books, 2014). Documentation of this panel was shot and edited by Signal Culture staff and volunteers Janeen Lamontagne, Robert Hoffman, Debora Bernagozzi and Jason Bernagozzi. For more still images from the panel, go to flickr.com/photos/signalculture/sets/72157645754376223/