Radical Software in SF & online
- The Radical Software exhibit at CCA in San Francisco closes on
Saturday (it is open from 11 to 6 pm).
The name comes from Radical Software, a magazine from the early 70s
about independent video and video art. all of the issues are online
I wish I had checked the exhibit out earlier. I'd go backam but
I'm out of town til sunday.
On the second floor, there is an installation with about 8 monitors
showing hours of videos from the late 60s & early 70s.
you can see some work similar to what is in the exhibit at
the video quality isn't great and it is best to view in quicktime.
there is also better quality video of Ant Farm pieces at archive.org
(just do a search in the moving images section for ant farm)
People were doing things similar to vlogging then except they used
portapack cameras to shoot & early public access (and occasionally
PBS) as well as art & community spaces to distribute.
they also have a Commodore 64 running a computer game by Timothy
Leary put out by Electronic Arts in 1984.
there is also more recent related work.
I uploaded a few crappy treo photos to flickr.
http://del.icio.us/tigerbeat interesting articles & sites