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Gene Youngblood: An Interview 2006
Video Data Bank | 2006 | 01:10:28 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video
Gene Youngblood: An Interview 2006
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Video Data Bank | 2006 | 01:10:28 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

In this interview, communications theorist, Gene Youngblood (b. 1942) maps out the various stages of the development of video technology and its philosophical implications for human interaction.

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Gene Youngblood: An Interview 2006
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Video Data Bank | 2006 | 01:10:28 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

In this interview, communications theorist, Gene Youngblood (b. 1942) maps out the various stages of the development of video technology and its philosophical implications for human interaction.

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Video Data Bank is proud to present this interview from the On Art and Artists series, Gene Youngblood: An Interview 2006, in remembrance of the late Gene Youngblood. Youngblood, visionary communications theorist and pioneer of alternative cinema, who was widely known for his book Expanded Cinema (1970)passed away at age 78 on April 6th at his home in Santa Fe, NM. Expanded Cinema explored alternative methods of film and video making, and was forward thinking in its approach to incorporating the influence that the internet and other new digital technologies would come to have on communications and cinema.

If you enjoy Youngblood’s 2006 interview, consider screening his 1977 interview, available for purchase or rental at VDB here.

 

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Gene Youngblood 2006: An Interview

In this interview, communications theorist, Gene Youngblood (b. 1942) maps out the various stages of the development of video technology and its philosophical implications for human interaction. The range of topics discussed moves beyond video to offer an extensive and rich survey of American culture from the 1960s to the present moment. In addition to discussing his canonical text, Expanded Cinema, Youngblood shares stories from his early days as a police reporter for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, where he gained intimate knowledge of the media’s politics of representation. With the acuity of hindsight, Youngblood discusses important self-discoveries, and his life-changing decision to move from the mainstream media into the world of the underground press.

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