VDB Publications

The VDB Publications program commisions 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 customers can find monographs for individual and educational purchase related to work in the VDB collection. In addition, VDB is glad to offer for sale its independently published monographs, originally released in conjunction with its DVD Box Sets.





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:


VDB Asks...

VDB Asks… is an online series of informal conversations with VDB artists, providing a further look into the influences, background, and cultural references that motivate their work.