VDB Publications

The VDB Publications program commissions original essays, critical texts, and interviews engaging the work of artists in the collection and advancing the scholarship of media art.

VDB Bookstore

The VDB Bookstore provides a marketplace for print publications by and about media artists. Here users can find monographs for individual and educational purchase, featuring artists in the VDB collection. In addition, the bookstore offers independently-published monographs, originally released in conjunction with VDB-produced Box Set projects.


These PDF full text essays represent original scholarship commissioned or supported by the Video Data Bank, in relation to works, movements, or artists in the collection. We are please to offer these writings freely to scholars, educators and audiences for use in their own research and teaching.

Some recently posted essays include: