With the first introduction of portable video technology in the late 1960s, creative and community-minded people worked alone and collaboratively to equip citizens with the means of creating and distributing independent programming. Early practitioners in the media field came from many arts and sciences disciplines, exploring video as an art medium and as a tool for social and cultural change.

Biographies and Interviews help us to envision the lives of those early makers as well as people active today. The Texts date from the formative days of the medium and include contemporary writings. These critical and analytical conceptual frameworks offer a window into the relationships between the early and contemporary arts practice.

  • Interviews - a listing of interview texts taken from the biblio database
  • Texts - a listing of texts from the biblio database
  • Biographies - a list of biographies from the bio database