Fwd: Analog TV Historical Emergency

From: Tony Conrad (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Feb 13 2008 - 10:00:45 PST

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From: Park Doing <email suppressed>
To: email suppressed
Sent: Tue Feb 12 16:34
Subject: Fwd: Analog TV Historical Emergency

Analog TV Historical Emergency

Please Be Aware of the Following Notice and Request for Help:

On February 17 2008, the FCC has mandated that analog broadcast
television signals will end in the USA. From that point onward,
the analog noise that has subliminally been a part of your visual
experience of life will no longer be a part of the airwaves. As
the self appointed emergency analog television noise archivist, I am
asking for your help at this critical historical juncture.
Between now and February 17, please set your analog television to
display as wide a variety of noise as possible while recording it.
Shorter digital video recordings can be loaded onto youtube.com with
the phrase 'Analog TV Noise Archive' in the title. Longer
digital video recordings, analog video recordings, and film recordings
can be sent to:

Park Doing
Emergency Analog Television Noise Archivist
110 Dey St
Ithaca, NY

Your recordings will be archived, credited to you as the collector,
and available to you and the public free of charge. If you
choose to be anonymous, please include the locations and dates of the
recordings if possible.

I encourage everyone to take some time on February 17 to gather with
friends in front of an analog television set and watch the live noise
that will thereafter no longer be a part of our collective

Thank you, and please pass this notice on to anyone you think might
have an analog television.

Park Doing

Tony Conrad 716-400-8738

Department of Media Study, Center for the Arts 231, University at Buffalo 14260

190 Bedford Av, Ste 126
Brklyn NY 11211

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