[artinfo] criticalartware interviews Dan Sandin!

//jonCates joncates at criticalartware.net
Tue Nov 1 02:06:27 CET 2005

criticalartware [application/platform/concern]


since the late 1960's Dan Sandin has developed artware systems 
integrating digitial + analog computers, customized circuits, 
home{brewed|built}-hardware, video games + virtualReality.

Sandin, a professor @ the University of Illinois at Chicago, founded 
the Electronic Visualization Lab (EVL), created the Sandin Image 
Processor (I.P.), developed the CAVE virtual reality (VR) system + 
various other [artware systems/technologies/projects/pieces]. Dan 
Sandin's Image Processor (built from 1971 - 1973) offered artists 
unprecedented abilities to [create/control/affect/transform] video + 
audio data, enabling live audio video performances that literally set 
the stage for current realtime audio video art praxis. to facilitate 
the open release of the plans for the Image Processor as an 
[artware/system/toolset], Sandin + Phil Morton created the Distribution 
Religion. as a predecessor to the open source movement in the tradition 
of free software, this approach allowed artists to engage with these 
hardware systems + continues to [interest/inspire] 
[artisits/developers]. in order to honor the innovative {recent 
futures|parallel hystories} of the Image Processor + the Distribution 
Religion, criticalartware has converted the deadTree Distribution 
Religion into a single PDF file + a web-based version, for release to 
the {criticalartware} community.

criticalartware interviews Dan Sandin, [discussing/illuminating] the 
community + development of the early moments of video art in Chicago, 
artware, performing live audio video, virtual reality, open source, 
righteous NTSC outputs, the video revolution + the changes + 
similarities that [bridge/differentiate] then && now. criticalartware 
freely offers this interview as {text|audio|video} data to be 
downloaded via the interweb + exchanged as shared cultural resources.

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