Biennale de Venezia

Tom Sherman, Roy Ascott and myself were commissioners to the 42nd Venice Biennale responsible for a section on art and technology.  Aside from having a number of exceptional artists’ installations by people like David Rokeby and Bill Viola, we built a communications lab that ran for several weeks with exchange happening over internet, slowscan, fax, teletext and even minitel.

One of my contributions was to build a computer network using Macintosh computers and modems to links several cities, mostly in France, for an image exchange.  The lab was run by two young French artists, Jean-René Bader and Jacques-Elie Chabert.

Planetary Network Venice Biennale


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